Higher Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management Practice

Higher Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management Practice

H.Cert. (Logistics & Supply Chain management Practice)

Accredited by the HEQC(CHE), awaiting Registration outcomes from SAQA and the DHET to enroll students

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus & Business College Head Office in the distance mode of provision, with all other Boston City Campus & Business Colleges operating as Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus & Business College branch countrywide.

This unique qualification provides graduates with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study from the South African Matriculation Board, subject to their rules.
Please request the Fact Sheet for additional, detailed programme information.


Semester A

  • Computer Literacy (HCLT101-1)
  • Academic Literacy (HALP1181)
  • Principles of Procurement and Supply Chain (HPPS1181)
  • Business Management 1 (HBMN1181)

Semester B

  • Stock Control and Inventory Management (HSCI1181)
  • Introduction to Accounting Practice (HIAP1181)
  • Principles of Logistics Management (HPLM1181)
  • Work Integrated Learning (HWCLSMP1181)


Various Assessment Strategies (ASC, ASW and AS2) are used throughout the modules in the programme. For example, AS2 is predominately applied in this programme and consists of a 

Formative Assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment or test, which count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark. 

The Summative Assessment in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%). 

No supplementary assessment is provided for FA1. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for SA1, which will be charged for.  

Please consult the Fact Sheet and Student Rulebook for additional, detailed programme information. 


Based on credits and notional hours of this qualification, the minimum duration is one year and the maximum duration is three years of study. 


On completion of the programme, graduates will have the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to:

  • Operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
  • Demonstrate an informed understanding of the key role of logistics and supply chain management in achieving sustainable enterprise-wide strategic objectives
  • Understand the implications of basic accounting and value analysis in the reduction and possible elimination of total cost of operations in an organisation
  • Apply different stock and materials management techniques in order to offer best service to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different sources of vendor information essential to a logistics and supply chain practitioner
  • Apply logistics and procurement principles to manage forecasting and make available the correct quantities on time


National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English passed with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate study; or National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English passed with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate study; or prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the modules passed. Alternatively, a post school qualification may also be considered, for example, an FET/National Certificate, NQF (OQSF) Level 4, minimum Credits 120.



On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Higher Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management Practice, NQF Level 5, SAQA ID TBA, minimum 124 credits from Boston City Campus & Business College

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.