FETC: Generic Management – Generic Manufacturing SAQA 60270– NQF Level 5

Duration: 12 months
Target Group: Team Leaders, Supervisors, Junior Managers, Foremen
Prerequisite: Communication at NQF Level 4, Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
Credits: 162 credits
Certification: MerSETA-accredited FET Certificate


A person acquiring this qualification will be able to manage first line managers in an organisational entity. First line managers may include team leaders, supervisors, junior managers, section heads and foremen. The focus of this qualification is to enable learners to develop competence in a range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values.


At the end of the programme, learners will be able to:

  • Initiate, develop, implement and evaluate operational strategies, projects and action plans so as to improve the effectiveness of the unit
  • Monitor and measure performance and apply continuous or innovative improvement interventions in the unit.
  • Lead and manage a team of first-line managers to enhance individual, team and unit effectiveness.
  • Build relationships with superiors and with stakeholders across the value chain
  • Apply the principles of risk, financial and knowledge management and business ethics within internal and external regulatory frameworks
  • Enhance the development of teams and team members.


The modules covered are:

  • Leadership
  • Management Foundations
  • Relationship Management
  • People Management
  • Change Management
  • Setting Production Equipment