Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship (CBE)


This programme aims to provide entrepreneurial skills to school -leavers who are seeking academic qualifications for employment, and mid-career professionals who wish to change their current career status and become an entrepreneur. The programme targets those who are currently entrepreneurs but without formal qualifications in the field.
NQF Level 5


This programme is designed to:

  • address the lack of entrepreneurship skills in the host countries
  • support the creation and growth of sustainable small businesses by doing proper market research, business plans, product development, marketing and financial management.


Who May Apply?

Entrepreneurs, mid-career professionals and anyone aiming to start a business, those working in non-governmental organisations and the private sector dealing with entrepreneurship projects.


Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 certificate (20 points in six subjects)
  • E symbol in English
  • One year relevant working experience OR
  • Grade 10 certificate (25 points in six subjects)
  • E symbol in English
  • 3 years relevant working experience
  • Grade 10 certificate holders are only considered if they have the required working experience in the Business and Entrepreneurship environment.



Assessment will be done through assignments and examinations:
  • Two assignments per subject.
  • Assignments will contribute 50% towards the final mark.
  • An admission mark of 50% through assignment marks is required to sit for the examination in each subject.
  • One three-hour examination paper per subject (exam mark will contribute 50% towards the final mark).


Duration of the Programme

This is a one and half-year (18 months distance education study programme)


Programme Content

The programme consists of 7 modules and a project.