FETC: Generic Management – Inventory and Inventory Control SAQA 83987– NQF Level 4

Duration: 12 months
Target Group: Junior Managers including Team Leaders, Supervisors, Foremen and Section Heads
Prequisite: Communication at NQF Level 3, Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3, Computer Literacy at NQF level 3
Credits: 150 credits
Certificate: MerSETA-accredited Certificate


This learnership introduces the foundational competencies of planning, organizing, controlling and leading. Learners will gain understanding of performance measures in the supply chain, the budgeting process, cost control methodologies and problem solving techniques. With this as a foundation, learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to control inventory in such a way that operational efficiencies and customer service levels are balanced and optimized.


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

  • Understanding the role of inventory and ordering costs
  • Applying inventory replenishment and distribution systems
  • Discussing the role of inventory in a manufacturing environment.
  • Develop plans to achieve defined objectives.
  • Organise resources in accordance with a developed plan.
  • Lead a team to work co-operatively to achieve objectives.
  • Monitor performance to ensure compliance to a plan.
  • Make decisions based on a code of ethics


The modules covered are:

  • Management Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Planning Skills
  • Numeracy
  • First and Second Language Communication
  • Organising
  • Performance measures in Supply Chain