Leadership Development



Programme ID 50081, NQF Level 4, 160 Credits

About the Programme

The purpose of the qualification is to enable qualifying learners to apply leadership competencies to ensure service excellence. The qualification is aimed at councilors, leaders, and municipal managers in local government. The typical learner will be an employee in local government, wishing to gain the competence to fulfill the requirements of his/her current job obligations or a municipal employee or councilor wishing to gain a qualification to advance his/her career opportunities. In addition, persons seeking future employment in the local government sector may choose to complete this qualification.

 This Leadership Development Programme will provide you with the competencies relating:

  1. Applying emotional intelligence in a leadership context.
  2. Motivating self and others.
  3. Applying leadership to relationship management.
  4. Applying visionary thinking skills in leadership problem-solving contexts.
  5. Developing service culture of a specific sector.

 Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of the Leadership Development NQF 4 qualifications, learners will be able to:

  1. Deal with issues and provide strategic leadership at various levels including community.
  2. Build consensus amongst diverse groupings of people with various interests.
  3. Apply innovative, creative, and flexible strategies and thinking when dealing with community issues and needs.
  4. Build trust between the councilor’s, officials, community, and various competing interest groups while maintaining personal integrity.
  5. Manage conflict.
  6. Demonstrate the commitment and tenacity to achieve set objectives.
  7. Communicate with conviction, confidence and integrity at all levels and constituencies.

 Qualification Rules:

  • The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
  • To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 160 credits as detailed below.
    • The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
      • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
      • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
      • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.
    • The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 88 credits all of which are compulsory.
    • Learners are to choose Unit Standards to the minimum of 16 credits and a minimum of three Unit Standards for the elective component.

Programme Outline

  SAQA ID Unit Standard Title Credits
Core 113955  Apply the Batho Pele principles to own work role and context  4
Core 120394  Apply communication principles, strategies, and processes in a leadership role  6
Core 120391  Apply leadership skills to relationship management  8
Core 120392  Apply the concept and principles of knowledge management to leadership  8
Core 113960  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the ethical standards in the Public Sector  4
Core 120390  Develop and apply a service culture to a leadership role  8
Core 120393  Explain and apply legislation and policies applicable to leadership in a specific sector or context  10
Core 120389  Explain and apply the concept, principles, and theories of motivation in a leadership context  6
Core 114585  Plan strategically to improve business performance  4
Core 242877  Advise stakeholders on the management of a skills development programmes  8
Core 120300  Analyse leadership and related theories in a work context  8
Core 120305  Analyse the role that emotional intelligence plays in leadership  8
Core 120311  Apply visionary leadership to develop strategy  10
Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  5
Fundamental  8972  Interpret a variety of literary texts  5
Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  5
Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  5
Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  6
Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  5
Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  5
Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  4
Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  6
Fundamental  12153  Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment  5
Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  5
Elective  113959  Identify basic employment rights and responsibilities and deal appropriately with own grievances and disputes  4
Elective  10140  Apply a range of project management tools  8


  • 8-12 months


  • Traditional Classroom setup
  • Virtual

Course Prerequisites:

  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning option avalilable

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