PRINTING SA will run both the Business Management Programme (BMP NQF level 5) and the Management Development Programme (MDP NQF Level 7) during May 2014. Both courses will commence on 12 May.

The closing date for enrollment is 5 May 2014. PRINTING SA, in collaboration with WITS University, launched the Printing and Packaging Business Management programme in July 2013. The course is offered through the WITS Professional Development Hub (PDH) building.

The course saw 14 successful candidates graduate on the 21st February 2014. PRINTING SA will run both the Business Management Programme (BMP NQF level 5) and the Management Development Programme (MDP NQF Level 7) on May 2014.

Feedback received from the first candidates who graduated was exceptional and this has assisted both WITS and PRINTING SA in ensuring only the best material is presented. Based on the feedback received, the revised modules will be more relevant to the target audience. The cost of the courses will remain unchanged: BMP R19 500 (ex VAT) and MDP R25 000 (ex VAT).

The BMP (NQF 5) course objective is to introduce these managers to business principles and provide the theoretical tools to cope with the demands of the workplace, and enhance their abilities to analyse information, complex processes and problems. This will be an overview of the Business principles in the Printing and Packaging industries.

The MDP (NQF 7) course objective is to broaden the perspective of managers, salespeople and specialists in the printing and packaging industry whose previous experience has been mainly in a specialist area, by providing knowledge, skills and techniques that will lead to more professional management, the ability to make sound and informed decisions, increase the effectiveness of working with diversity in the workplace, and to foster awareness of economic, political and social factors affecting business management.

Both courses allow learners to attend one two-day module per month, over a period of six months. These courses are fully accredited and recognised by WITS Enterprise and PRINTING SA. The BMP NQF 5 and MDP NQF 7 courses are part-time and assist new managers and employees in various sectors of the Printing and Packaging industries.


Do you want to enroll for one of the courses but you can’t afford to? Forty five lucky entrants will receive a bursary for either one of these courses. Please answer the following questions and submit the supporting documents to be entered into the competition:
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Who is eligible to join PRINTING SA as a member?
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Please submit the following documentation:
Copy of your CV with qualifications
Motivational letter reflecting why you should be granted a bursary
Indicate what Programme you wish to be enrolled on should you win, BMP or MDP. Please ensure you meet the entry requirements of the course before making your selection.

T&C’s apply, contact PRINTING SA for further information. The competition closes on 5 May 2014.