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This Course will be useful to learners who are working within the Public Sector, Local Government, commercial or community environment. It will enable learners to gain insight into the role of leadership within a work context, and thus providing them with the skills and knowledge to add value to one’s job. This Unit Standard will also provide value to public officials who are involved in integrated development planning or public sector management and administration specialists. 

Unit Standard ID: 120300  

Unit Standard Title:  Analyse leadership and related theories in a work context

NQF Level: 5

Credits: 8

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Study Pathway

This course forms part of the following qualifications:

National Certificate: Quality Management Systems NQF 5


The qualifying learner is capable of: 

  • Explaining the concept of leadership.
  • Differentiating between leadership and management.
  • Analysing and comparing leadership theories.
  • Applying the different roles and qualities of leadership in a work context. 


In order for you to enter this course the following learning should be in place:

  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Grade 12

Classroom Based: 

  • Contact Phase: 2 days
  • Preparation of POE & Summative Assessment: up to 4 weeks.

Online Training: 

  • Online learning will take at least 1-2 weeks to complete each lesson. You will be required to complete an online test after you have completed each lesson.
  • Preparation of POE & Summative Assessment: up to 4 weeks.

You will receive two certificates. The first certificate will be issued to you via online and is printable once you have completed the online course as well as the formative assessment provided to you online. 

You will be required to download and print this certificate together with the portfolio of evidence guide, as well as your assignments which has to be completed and signed by you. This must be sent to us for assessment and verification.

On successful completion and acceptance of the Portfolio of Evidence and Summative Assessment the results will be submitted to the relevant SETA/ETQ for verification, once the SETA/ETQ has endorsed the results you will be issued with a statement of results as well as a certificate of competence, which will then be your second certificate.