Introductory Certificate:
    N4 Business Studies

    This bridging course prepares students for entry into the N4 – N6 programmes. It is an ideal option for students who do not have Matric, and who want to go on and earn their national N4 – N6 qualifications.


    Course code:

    Depends on which subjects are chosen – see list of subjects below.

    Accreditation status:

    Introductory N4 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

    SAQA ID: 22451

    Course duration:

    12 months

    Entry requirements:

    Grade 11

    Subjects covered:

    Compulsory subjects:

    • Introductory Entrepreneurship N4
    • Introductory Communication N4

    Plus choose one of the following fields:

    Business Studies (course code IN43072-03)

    • Introductory Computer Practice N4
    • Introductory Accounting N4

    Financial Management (course code IN43015-03)

    • Introductory Accounting N4
    • Introductory Personnel Management N4

    Human Resources (course code IN43016-03)

    • Introductory Personnel Management N4
    • Introductory Computer Practice N4

    Public Management & Business Management (course code IN43012-03)

    • Introductory Public Administration N4  
    • Introductory Accounting N4

    Management Assistant & Secretarial (course code IN43071-03)

    • Introductory Information Processing N4  
    • Introductory Computer Practice N4

    Marketing Management (course code IN43026-03)

    • Introductory Marketing N4
    • Introductory Computer Practice N4

    Public Management & Human Resource Management (course code IN43038-03)

    • Introductory Public Administration N4
    • Introductory Personnel Management N4

    Public Relations (course code IN43021-03)

    • Introductory Public Administration N4
    • Introductory Information Processing N4

    Tourism (course code IN43028-03)

    • Introductory Personnel Management N4
    • Introductory Computer Practice N4
    Assessment and award:

    Students are required to complete the following:

    • 3 assignments per subject
    • 1 exam per subject

    Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a National Introductory Certificate: Business Studies from the DHET.


    Additional information:

    N courses are offered and assessed by Oxbridge Academy. After gaining a qualifying year mark, students will be admitted to write the national examination at an approved FET college. Read our N4-N6 Exam letter for information on writing the exams.


    R 12 600.00

    Registration Fee:

    R 600.00

    Course Price (Excl. Reg Fee):

    R 12 000.00

    Monthly Instalments:

    R 700.00 X 17.1 months

    Please note that the registration fee shown applies to South African students only. Foreign students are required to pay a non-refundable R2400 deposit instead of a registration fee.

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    Distance learning, also known as correspondence education or home study, is a form of education where there is little or no face-to-face interaction between students and their instructors. Distance learning students usually study from home, instead of attending physical classes.

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