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: 66883

Course duration:
12 months
Course fee:
Click here to view the course fee.
Please note: The course fee includes examination fees.
Entry requirements:
No matric
Students must be at least 16 years of age.
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.

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