Course Summary

Course Name:

Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

Certification Type:

Course Level:

N4, NQF5

Duration:

The Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate is the first of three theoretical course studies you will need to complete in order to gain your Business Management National Diploma.

Course Information:

Course NameBusiness Management: NATED N4 National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

Management Communication N4 Internal Exam
Management Communication N4 External Exam

Introductory Accounting N4 Internal Exam
Introductory Accounting N4 External Exam

Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Internal Exam
Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 External Exam

Computer Practice N4 Internal Exam
Computer Practice N4 External Exam

Award Type National Certificate: N4 Business Management
Award Issued By The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
SAQA ID66871
NQF Level05
Course Duration6 to 12 months
Entry Requirement

Matric Certificate:

Amended Senior Certificate
OR
National Senior Certificate

Subjects For Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

The following subjects will be covered during the Business Management N4 course:

  • Management Communication N4
  • Introductory Accounting N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4


What Will I Learn?

During this course, you will learn the basics in areas such as:

  • Communication
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Labour Relations
  • Public Relations


Career Opportunities

With a Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate, you can pursue the following career paths:

  • Sales Consultant
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Assistant


Salary Expectations

Your salary will vary depending on the career path you follow, your experience and your employer. The monthly expected salary for the different career paths are as follows:


Role And Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities vary depending on the career path you choose to follow and your employer. The typical daily duties will include:

  • Increase business sales
  • Promoting and selling products
  • Recruit, select and train employees
  • Organise promotional events

Each NATED Course Builds On The Next 

The Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course is the start of your NATED study course programme in your journey towards a Business Management: National Diploma

To study the Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate course, you will need to complete your Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course first.


What Are My Options After Receiving A Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate?

After receiving your Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate, you can register for the Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate course, or apply for entry-level jobs in Business Management.

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Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate Curriculum

The Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate curriculum has a total of four subjects that you will cover. For each subject covered, you will complete two assessments and write two examinations.


Assessments To Be Completed In Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

The following assessments will be completed during the Business Management N4 course:

  • Management Communication N4 Assessment 1
  • Management Communication N4 Assessment 2
  • Introductory Accounting N4 Assessment 1
  • Introductory Accounting N4 Assessment 2
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Assessment 1
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Assessment 2
  • Computer Practice N4 Assessment 1
  • Computer Practice N4 Assessment 2


Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate Exams

You will complete a total of eight examinations during the course of the year in your N4 Business Management studies. Each subject will have one internal examination and one external examination.

Why Choose To Study With Bellview Institute of Distance Learning?

Choosing to study through Bellview has many benefits. We aim to make your learning experience easy and convenient. View our benefits here.

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Meet Your Business Management Tutor


Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate Facebook Group

You can join Bellview’s Business Management Facebook group to interact with Bellview staff and fellow students. You are free to ask any questions and receive the latest updates and news on the N4 Business Management course.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Application Process

Bellview’s registrations are open all year round. You can apply by:


Call or WhatsApp: 065 656 9818
Landline Number: 021 838 8280


How Do I Study For A Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate?

To study the Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course, you will need to have a Matric Certificate. If you have your Matric Certificate, you can:


When Can I Start Studying Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate?

You can start studying for a Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate at any time, provided you have your Matric Certificate. Bellview’s application process is open throughout the

Frequently Asked Questions

The Business Management: NATED N4 course introduces you to the fundamentals of Business Management and teaches you the basics of pursuing a career in this direction.

The National N4 Certificate is a post-matric National Certificate you will receive once you complete your N4 Business Management course.

To study Business Management, all you need is a Matric Certificate. It does not matter if you had Maths, or Maths Literacy.

The Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate has a total of 60 credits.

The Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate is equivalent to any certificate at NQF level 05.

The entry requirement for a N4 Business Management course is to have a Matric Certificate.

The two avenues are actually very similar. However, the main difference between the two is, business management is the process and knowledge of planning, organizing and effectively managing a team of people in a business. While entrepreneurship is the act of creating a business and taking financial risks to make a profit.

For more information on tuition and registration costs for the N4 Business Management course, contact our course specialists.

The Business Management N4 course is all about introducing you to the world of business, and equiping you with the knowledge and skills relevant to what will be needed in the business world.

With an N4 Business Management National Certificate, you can apply for entry-level jobs in Business Management or register to start the N5 Business Management course.

With a Business Management qualification, you can pursue careers avenues such as:

  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Bookkeeping
  • Administration

Yes, to start the NATED Business Management course you are required to have a National Senior Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate.

If you do not have a Matric Certificate, visit Bellview’s Matric Programme courses to learn more on how you can get one.

Yes, Business Management is a good study choice as it will equip you with the skills and knowledge in various business topics, which will allow you to pursue a wide range of career paths. Through your Business Management studies, you will also gain the skills necessary to become an entrepreneur, and start your own business.

During your N4 Business Management course, you will complete two assessments, and write two examinations, for every subject studied.

Yes, Business Management National Certificates are worth studying for, and can look good on your CV when applying for jobs. It can also help you gain promotions, or get a better job, in a range of different fields.

The main focus of Business Management studies is to improve your entrepreneurial and business management skills, to prepare you to work in managerial roles of a business. Because of this, business studies will require you to become financially literate through the study of accounting, but will only be dealing with it on an introductory level.

Yes, it does. NSFAS funds NATED courses that are offered in public higher education institutions.

The Business Management N4 National Certificate is not equivalent to any other qualification. It is registered on the NQF system at level 05 but is not equivalent to other qualifications on the same NQF level.

Yes, Business Management N4 is a National Certificate course that will lay down the foundation for furthering your studies in the N5 Business Management course.

A business managers duties include supervising and leading a businesses employees and operations.

Yes, it is. A career in business management can lead to very interesting jobs. Business Managers are highly valued and people with qualifications in Business Management can get a job in multiple industries.

Businesses distribute essential goods and services to the public. Businesses also create career opportunities and distribute income. This is why accurate business management is so important.

For information on the fees, you could contact our course consultants.

A Business Manager can earn approximately R20 247 per month in South Africa.

No. The minimum requirement for a Business Management course is a Matric Certificate. Either a National Senior Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate.

The highest paying job you can pursue in Business Management is Chief Executive Officer (CEO). CEO’s have a high earning potential depending on their experience, the industry they are in and the company they work for.

The following subjects will be covered in this course:

  • Management Communication
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Computer Practice

Yes, a Business Manager can progress to the position of CEO. You can be promoted to CEO if you put in the effort and show your employer that you are capable of holding the position. Your chances of getting promoted might increase if you continue your education and improve your skills and experience.

These are the four types of Managers:

  • Top-level Managers: CEO
  • Middle Managers: General Manager
  • First-line Managers: Assistant Manager
  • Team leaders

The five functions of a manager are:

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Staffing
  • Leading
  • Controlling

The Business Management N4 National Certificate course SAQA ID is 66871.

The Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate is NQF level 5

You will complete a total of eight assignments during the Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course.

The Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course is between 6 – 12 months long.

The award is issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

The Business Management N4 National Certificate Course is accredited by the Department Of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and by the Quality Council For Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

Author: Ashley Roskruge 
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: May 13, 2022