Beginner Learner Programme 1
3 Modules / 13 Topics / Minimum 180 hours
Certificate of Completion & Part 1 to a South African National Certificate in Generic Management
Learn the first part about Generic Management
This online Leadership course, hosted by Growhouse, is your beginner part to Generic Management which contains 8 parts to complete the full Learner Programme for your National Certification.
Welcome to this learning programme that will lead you to a greater understanding of:
• analysing leadership and related theories in a work context
• building teams to achieve goals and objectives
• empowering team members through recognising strengths, encouraging participation in decision making and delegating tasks.
As you work your way through the learning programme you will gain competence against the following Unit Standard:
Programme LP 1: Leadership
- SAQA ID 120300: Analyse leadership and related theories in a work context; NQF Level 5, 8 Credits
- SAQA ID 252037: Build teams to achieve goals and objectives; NQF Level 5, 6 Credits
- SAQA ID 15224: Empower team members through recognising strengths, encouraging participation in decision making and delegating tasks; NQF Level 5, 4 Credits
This learning programme is intended for all persons who need to:
• Analyse leadership and related theories in a work context. This Unit Standard 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.
• Build teams to achieve goals and objectives. This Unit Standard is intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second-level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, who may have more than one team reporting to them.
• Empower team members through recognising strengths, encouraging participation in decision making and delegating tasks. This is a Unit Standard intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second-level managers such as a [head] of department, section heads or divisional heads, and may have more than one team reporting to them.
Programme entry level requirements:
It is assumed that people learning towards this Unit Standard are already competent in:
• Communication at NQF Level 4
• Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
• Computer Literacy at NQF Level 4
This learning programme is outcomes-based which means we take the responsibility of learning away from the facilitator and place it in your hands.
Learning will begin in the workshop where you will identify the skills and knowledge you require in order to meet the specific outcomes and assessment criteria contained in the unit standard.
In this learning programme, we will be covering the following learning outcomes:
Module 1: Analyse leadership and related theories
• Explain the concept of leadership • Differentiate between leadership and management • Analyse leadership theories • Apply the different roles and qualities of leadership in a work context
Module 2: Build teams
• Demonstrate knowledge of and insight into the theory of teams and the importance of teams in workplace activities • Apply the theory of teams to team dynamics • Explain the process of building teams • Analyse the role of team leader in promoting team effectiveness • Evaluate the effectiveness of a team and propose ways to improve team effectiveness
Module 3: Empower team members
• Recognise team member performance • Encourage participation in decision-making • Delegate tasks • Review decisions and the progress with delegated tasks
This workshop is a completed theory course, to complete the course with your evidence handed in, you will need to send your evidence via email to the course provider, to receive the National Certificate and credits. To complete the full course, approach and email your mentor after completion of this course, hand in your final assignment (Portfolio of Evidence). You should take this learning opportunity to gather as much information as you can to use during your workplace learning and self-study.
The workshop will be followed by summative assessment tasks to be completed through self-study in your workplace. In some cases, you may be required to do research and complete the tasks in your own time.
This online course provides the full information to complete your studies, however, the evidence must still be assessed by the mentor to finalize your competence.
It is important to note that the onus is on you, as the learner, to prove your competence. You therefore need to plan your time and ensure that your Portfolio of Evidence is kept up to date and handed in timeously, the email and telephone numbers of your mentor are provided in the course.
A Portfolio of Evidence is a collection of documents of work you have produced to prove your competence. You will compile your portfolio from activities, tools and checklists associated with the unit standard and relevant to the unit standard being assessed.
You will be given the following documents to assist you in creating a portfolio of evidence:
• Learner Guide: The Learner Guide is designed to serve as a guide for the duration of your learning programme and as the main source document for the transfer of learning. It contains information (knowledge and skills required) and application aids that will assist you in developing the knowledge and skills stipulated in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria. The learner guide also indicates the formative assessment class activities that you need to complete towards your Portfolio of Evidence.
• Learner Workbook: The learner Workbook contains all the class activities that you will be completing to show formative learning. These will be assessed as part of your portfolio of evidence as a formative assessment. You will be handing in the Learner Workbook as part of your Portfolio of Evidence.
• Learner Portfolio of Evidence Guide: The Learner Portfolio of Evidence Guide provides details about the assessment, such as the assessment preparation, plan and specific summative assessment activities that you need to complete in the workplace.
Both formative and summative assessment is used as part of this outcomes-based learning programme:
• Formative Assessment: In order to gain credits for this Unit Standard you will need to prove to an assessor that you are competent. The Class Activities throughout your Learner Workbook are designed not only to help you learn new skills, but also to prove that you have mastered competence. You will be required to develop a Portfolio of Evidence to hand to an assessor so that you can be assessed against the outcomes of this Unit Standard. Where you encounter a Class Activity icon, you must complete the formative assessment activity in the Learner Workbook. Comprehensive guidelines for the development of your Portfolio of Evidence may be found in the Learner Portfolio of Evidence Guide for the particular learning programme that you are working with.
• Summative Assessment: The NQFs objective is to create independent and self-sufficient learners. This means that you will also be required to do independent research and assignments, such as Knowledge Questions, Practical Activity (completed in the workplace), Witness Testimony and Logbook. The assessment process is discussed in detail in the Learner Portfolio of Evidence Guide. When you are ready, you will advise your mentor that you are ready for assessment. He or she will then sign off the required sections in the Learner Portfolio of Evidence Guide and you will be able to submit your Portfolio of Evidence for assessment. The summative assessment activities placed in the Learner Portfolio of Evidence Guide for your convenience. If any of your assessment is conducted using observation, role plays or verbal assessment, place a signed copy of the checklists, once completed by your mentor or line manager in your Learner Portfolio of Evidence Guide, as indicated.
The Training Provider will assess your portfolio. If successful, you will receive the credit value of this learning programme. The entire assessment process is explained in the Learner Portfolio of Evidence Guide and you are urged to read this guide as soon as possible as it explains the assessment process in detail and clarifies your rights and responsibilities to ensure that the assessment is fair, valid and reliable. If you are not successful, you will receive all the guidance needed to resubmit your Portfolio of Evidence within a specific time period, as per the Training Provider requirements.
Please remember that as the programme is outcomes-based this implies the following:
• You are responsible for your own learning – make sure you manage your study, practical, workplace and portfolio time responsibly.
• Learning activities are learner-driven – make sure you use the Learner Guide, Learner Workbook and Learner Portfolio of Evidence Guide in the manner intended, and are familiar with the Portfolio requirements.
• The Facilitator is there to reasonably assist you during contact, practical and workplace time of this programme – make sure that you have his/her contact details, you can find the contact details inside the course.
3 Modules / 11 Topics / 1.5 – 3 hours
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Supervision is the task of overseeing the work of other staff in a business or organization. The course Introduction to Supervision teaches you about the key skills necessary to become an effective supervisor. The course begins by introducing you to what supervision is and describes the responsibilities of a supervisor. You will learn about a range of topics associated with supervision and gain knowledge on the five keywords of supervision, the five traits of a great supervisor core competencies.
The course allows you to expand your knowledge on what makes a good supervisor by delving into areas that are vital to strengthening the relationships between a supervisor and his/her employees. You will learn about the value of trust among your employees and the importance of understanding that people are motivated by different things. You will learn about the different responsibilities and principles of a supervisor and when delegation is needed in your work. This course will be of great to both existing supervisors wishing to strengthen their skills and become more effective at their job, and employees who are hoping for career progression into the field of supervision.
Module 1: The Theory of Supervision
- Learning outcomes
- Introduction to supervision
- Fundamentals of supervision
- Lesson summary
Module 2: What Makes a Good Supervisor
- Learning outcomes
- Qualities of a supervisor
- Why are good supervisors so important
- Everyday functions of a good supervisors
- Lesson summary
Course Assessment – Certificate
After completing this course, you will:
- Define supervision
- List the responsibilities of a supervisor
- Define leadership
- Describe the principles of leadership
- Explain how to delegate successfully
- Describe some ways a supervisor can motivate their employees
- Explain why trust is important in the workplace
- Define what supervisors have an impact on
- Distinguish between coaching and mentoring
To successfully complete this Certificate course, you need to achieve 80% or higher in the assessment. This certificate is ideal for sharing with potential employers, including it on your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications. Your certificate is an indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results and also an incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning.
5 Modules / 4-5 weeks
So often we look at leadership from the bottom up and, needless to say, it is not a pretty picture. It is daunting. Just like a small child at the knee of his mother or father, looking up at adults and adulthood - it is scary! This manual's aim is to look at leadership differently, to take another approach, to embrace the challenges it may bring.
Authentic leadership is a management style in which leaders are genuine, self-aware, and transparent. An authentic leader is able to inspire loyalty and trust in his/her employees by consistently displaying who he/she really is as a person, and how he/she feels about their employees' performance. Authentic leadership is the single strongest predictor of an employee's job satisfaction.
Here, we're going to explore how Authentic Leadership can help you become a better, more inspiring leader, today.
- Section 1 - Goals
- Section 2 - Values & Beliefs
- Section 3 - What is Leadership
- Section 4 - Articles
- Section 5 - Closing
- Certificate of completion
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Lead successfully
- Have goals
- Be confident as yourself and at your workplace
- Successfully handle employees
- Have character and integrity
- Discipline by having proper long term perspectives
- How to be fair, loyal, committed, wise, and deliver excellence
- Reach certain goals and knowing how you will reach them
- Become a planner, forward thinker, and become a strategist who can execute
- Know what is leadership and its characteristics of.
- How to motivate, reward and incentives
- Know what is wealth and happiness
- Know what are meta programs
- know-how are values formed
- have emotional intelligence
- coaching and its benefits
- Situational leadership