The Higher Certificate in Public Management is an undergraduate programme that offers a combination of theory and practice in the area of public management.

The purpose of the programme is to provide a structured programme for students wishing to work as public officials. The need for well-qualified, efficient, client oriented public officials has been identified as a priority in all spheres of government.

The qualification aims to develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of specific issues in public management. The qualification is aimed at equipping line managers with the knowledge and skills required to fulfil their management role within the public sector.

This programme is offered through online learning. Each module is delivered over a 5 week period.



Completion of the Higher Certificate meets the minimum entry requirement for admission to an appropriate Advanced Certificate. A Higher Certificate may also allow access to an appropriate Bachelor’s degree.




Embark on a trajectory leading to positions such as:

  • Local Government Official
  • Public Administrator