Career Builder Programme for Small Business Management

In a nutshell..
The Career Builder Programme for Small Business Management equips school leavers and young graduates to take up entry-level opportunities in/as: Small business manager, Entrepreneur, Sales and marketing, Online business, Business administration, Sales assistant, Marketing assistant, Small business planning, among other. 

The programme is available as online learning with tutor support. The initial enrollment period is 12 months which can be extended if required. Students proceed with their studies at their own pace, from anywhere they have an internet connection, at anytime. The programme consists of 19 courses, each with tasks, exercises and a final assessment. On completion of all the courses, a final assignment must be completed for the entire programme. A Certificate in Small Business Management is awarded for successful completion of the programme. 

Students can enroll and pay online to gain immediate access to their programme, or spread the cost over 5 months.
Once-off online payment: R10900.
Terms: Deposit: R4500 and 4 monthly payments of R2000.

Programme overview

The GradCampus Career Builder Programme for Small Business Management aims to develop skills that are critical and important for successful small business management. The programme includes the courses: Entrepreneurship and Building an Online Business which are examples of typical in-demand skills for progressive small businesses today. These courses are supplemented with business management, marketing and business plan writing to provide a solid background that will form a strong foundation from where a modern small business can be established and grown.

This programme will provide students with substantial insight and knowledge to enable them to confidently apply for entry-level positions in industry. Graduates are not limited to work for themselves, but instead, will have a rich basic knowledge of business principles and practices in general to enable them to take up a variety of positions in industry within existing businesses.

Whether students select to start their own businesses or find employment in industry, the Career Builder Programme for Small Business Management offers candidates a comprehensive skill-set that will stand our student in good stead when finding and crafting career opportunities and throughout his/her career.

Who should enrol
This programme is ideal for school leavers and young graduates who have a keen interest in establishing and running a small business for a living, or just wanting to get a good foothold in the world of work. Graduates in this programme are not limited to starting and running their own businesses, but may very well choose to seek regular employment in industry and will find that they have a deep and wide understanding of the business world in general, as a result of the fairly comprehensive exposure that their programme offers, both on a personal and professional level.

Career prospects:
Entry-level careers and roles in/as:

  • Small business manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Sales and marketing
  • Online business
  • Business administration
  • Sales assistant
  • Marketing assistant
  • Small business planning

Entry requirements:
A Matric pass and a good command of English are highly recommended for successful completion of the programme. You must also have regular access to the Internet via a computer or laptop - you will not be able to complete your work effectively from a cell phone.

What do I get on completion?:
Successful graduates receive a Certificate in Small Business Management from GradCampus on completion. A unique verification key is printed on all certificates so that it can be validated on’s website by prospective employers. Please note that this is not a formal qualification that would normally be used to gain entry into formal higher education. The SCRS Group offers professional development programmes in support of continued and life-long learning to expand and refine skill-sets and career prospects. As part of the Group, GradCampus offer our Career Builder Programmes to young people starting their careers to help them gain the knowledge, skills and attributes to improve their employability and employment prospects and to prepare them to enter the job market successfully.

How long will I have access to my online programme?:
You will have access for 12 months, but may extend your enrollment for as long as you need.

Payment options:
The cost for this programme is R10900 if paid in full online.
You can pay directly online with a credit card or EFT. If you pay online, you will be enrolled directly and immediately.

If you wish to pay in monthly installments, please email [email protected] to request an invoice for this purpose. The following payment terms are available:
Deposit required at registration: R4500 plus 4 x monthly payments of R2000 each - The total cost for the payments option is: R12500.

How do I enrol?
The process has been made as easy as possible:
1. You register directly online at;
2. Select the programme that you wish to enroll in and pay online
3. After payment, you will have direct access to your learning material and can start straight away
If you choose to pay in installments, email us at: [email protected] and we will send you an invoice on the 20th of each month to be paid by the 1st of the next month.

Are there any other hidden costs?:
No – your course fee includes your registration fee, all study fees, support provided and certification. Your internet connection is for your own account. You will be studying online and therefore you will also not have any accommodation, traveling and book fees. If you do not have a computer or laptop, you may have to purchase one and also arrange for a 3G (or other) internet connection.
You should have no problem completing your programme within 12 months, but you may extend your enrollment for an additional R900 per month after the initial 12 months, if something unforeseen happens that slows you down.

What can I expect from GradCampus after completing my programme?:
After completing your programme, the SCRS Group will invite you to list on our database. If you agree, the Group will share your details with selected partners and keep you in the loop with opportunities for employment, learnerships, work projects, and network opportunities. We would like to keep in touch with you, follow your career success, and share opportunities with you as they emerge, and share career and business opportunities as they become available.

The SCRS Group has a considerable network and reach, and are active in the education and employment industry, in particular as far as entry-level opportunities are concerned. In addition, we gladly include alumni in our network and will continue to communicate with you to hear how you are doing, and provide guidance along the way to help you make the most of your talents! We are extremely passionate about graduate and school leaver employment and employability and are we strongly favour an entrepreneurial culture.Above all, we want to help you to succeed in your studies and career!

Courses included in your programme:
1. Getting your job search started
2. Goal Setting
3. Workplace Success - 7 Key Skills
4. Time Management
5. Being a Team Player
6. Emotional Intelligence
7. Active Listening
8. Business Ethics for the office
9. Personal Brand: Maximizing Personal Impact
10. Entrepreneurship
11. Writing a Business Plan
12. Basic Business Management
13. Communications For Small Business Owners
14. Marketing for Small Businesses
15. Branding: Creating and Managing your Corporate Brand
16. Inventory Management - The Nuts and Bolts
17. Building an Online Business
18. Problem Solving: Decision Making
19. Creative Thinking and Innovation

Contact Details

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Course Delivery Method: 

E-learning E-learning

Distance Distance

On Demand On Demand

Course Duration: 

12 months


R10900 once-off, or R12500 on terms

Course fee Includes: 

All studies, material, support. You only need to have your own laptop and internet connection.