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DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

The duration for the Diploma programmes is 24 months. Learners who exit after 12 months, and successfully complete Part I will be awarded a certificate. The Diploma Programmes are quality assured by Zimbabwe Open University.


1.Diploma in Business Management

The programme is designed to introduce the learner to the concepts, issues and practices that are essential to Business Management.

Entry Requirement:
i.    At least 4 passes at BGCSE or equivalent with credits(Grade C or better)in Mathematics & English Language, OR
ii.    At least 4 passes at BGCSE or equivalent with a certificate in Business Management or;
iii.    JC plus (5) five years relevant experience and a certificate in Business Management.


Course Content:
The programme consists of two parts each with 7 courses. Each of the two parts takes 12 months.

PART 1 PART 2
 Principle of Management Marketing
 Business Communication  Business Studies
 Organizational Behaviour Economics II
 Economics II  Taxation
 Business Law  Business Finance
 Principles of Accounting  Business Information Systems
 Basic Computer Skills  Research Methods

 

2. Diploma in Human Resources Management

The duration of the programme is 24 months. Learners who exit after 12 months, and successfully complete Part 1 will be awarded a certificate. The programme is quality assured by the Zimbabwe Open University. The programme is designed to introduce the learner to the concepts, issues and practices that are essential to Human Resources Management in business industry.

Entry Requirements   
i.    At least 4 passes at BGCSE or equivalent with credits(Grade C or better)in Mathematics and English Language, OR
ii.    At least 4 passes at BGCSE or equivalent with a Certificate in Human Resources Management OR
iii.    JC plus(5)five years relevant experience and a certificate or Human Resources Management 

Course Content:
The programme consists of two parts, of 7 courses each. Each of the two parts takes 12 months.

PART 1 PART 2
 Principle of Management Human Resources Development
 Organisational Behaviour  Occupational Health and Safety
 Business Communication Compensation and Rewards Systems
 Economics I  Strategic Human Resources Management
 Human Resources Management  Business Information Systems
Labour Relations  Employment Law
 Basic Computer Skills  Research Methods

 

3. DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (IECD)
The minimum completion time is two (2) years.

Entry Requirement
i.    BGCSE or equivalent with two credits and a pass in English, OR
ii.    Relevant work experience and a pass in at least two subjects at BGCSE or its equivalent OR
iii.    Relevant work experience, JC and a Certificate in Early Childhood or equivalent,
iv.    Current employment in an Early Childhood setting will be an added advantage.

Course Title                                Year 1 - Semester 1
IECD in the Botswana Context
Foundations of Child Development
Care, Health, Nutrition and Safety for Young Children
Basic Computer Skills
Semester 2
Relationships and Communication with Children and Adults
Implementing and Protecting Children’s Rights through IECD Programming
Research Methods + Proposal
Field Experience/Portfolio
Year 2 - Semester 3
IECD Practitioner: Personal and Continuous Professional Development
Project Work
Curriculum and Assessment Methods in IECD
Curriculum Studies: Early Literacy, Numeracy and Scientific Thinking in Early Childhood
Semester 4
Working with Parents and the Community
Curriculum Studies:  Creative Artistic Development and the Social Cultural Worlds of Children
Field Practicum/Teaching Practice

 

4. DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY EDUCATION (Distance Mode)

The minimum completion time is four (4) years.

NB: At the moment the programme is offered only to in-service teachers with Primary teaching Certificate (PTC)

Entry Requirements
i.    BGCSE or equivalent with two credits and a pass in English, OR
ii.    Relevant work experience and a pass in at least two subjects at BGCSE or its equivalent, OR
iii.    Relevant work experience, JC and a primary Teacher’s Certificate.