Higher Certificate in Retail Management

The programme is designed to meet the needs of learners who are already employed and involved in the wholesale and retail field.

1 year
NQF Level 5
120 credits

Key features

  • Relevant to the economic context of the business environment.
  • Based on Industry trends and needs
  • Benchmarked against sound business & accounting principles
  • Flexible Programme Delivery options
  •  Easily accessible support
  • Builds a sustainable advantage

About

South Africa has a well-developed and extensive wholesale and retail industry. The Higher Certificate in Retail Management (HCRM) programme is designed to meet the needs of students who are already employed and involved in the wholesale and retail field. The retail sector is currently faced with one of the highest skills shortages.

The purpose of a qualification in retail management and marketing programme is to introduce a student to the main functions and management of a retail business and the key issues associated with understanding retail trading and retail environments.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders using a variety of communication tools
  • Analyse and interpret financial information and develop an action plan to address possible shortcomings
  • Manage employee performance to achieve specific objectives in a retail environment
  • Understand various aspects of the retail supply chain to achieve specific objectives in a retail environment
  • Analyse information relating to the economics of businesses and develop an action plan to address possible shortcomings.

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year
The programme comprises 6 modules, students attempt three (3) modules per semester.

Modules

  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business and Consumer Law
  • Retail Management

Admission requirements

A National Senior Certificate with a minimum Higher Certificate admission or a relevant NQF4 Qualification or Equivalent

Application

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