Higher Certificate in Local Economic Development

13 March 2020–31 October 2021
8 modules (2.5 months per module for the first 5 modules
and 2 months each for the last 3 modules in 2021)

Notes on the modules

Each module requires its own separate UJ registration. Students must complete one module before starting with the next one.

DISCLAIMER: This is the timetable provided by UJ. Due to Covid-19, schedules may change. Check back regularly or just check with the course coordinator or your tutor.

English for LED Practitioners13 Mar 202015 June 2020
Communication for LED Practitioners22 Jun 202031 Aug 2020
End-user Computing for LED Practitioners?? Sep 202030 Oct 2020
Introduction to Business Management for LED Practitioners1 Nov 202015 Feb 2021
Applied Accounting Principles for LED Practitioners16 Feb 202130 Apr 2021
Fundamentals of Business Mathematics for LED Practitioners1 May 202130 Jun 2021
The Role of Infrastructure in an LED Context1 Jul 202131 Aug 2021
Introduction to Marketing for LED Practitioners1 Sept 202130 Oct 2021

Students who want to receive the qualification, must complete all ten modules in the qualification by October 2021, i.e. the eight modules above, as well as the two modules of the qualification already presented at HVT in 2019, Introduction to LED and Entrepreneurship for LED Practitioners. HVT can only register as part-time students.


  1. Each module on Blackboard consists of: approximately 50 pages of text for reading, 10-15 videos of 2-5 minutes each, 6-10 assignments (± 10 multiple choice questions for each assignment) and an exam (with 10 more complex multiple-choice questions). All assignments are completed and marked online. There are no assignments that require students to write paragraphs. The rules for completing and repeating the assignments are stipulated in Blackboard.
  2. Time allocation: Each module has 12 credits, which technically means that students are required to spend approximately 120 hours on each module. However, these are notional hours, not exact hours. Some students will use less than 120 hours and others more, depending on how quickly they master the learning content.
  3. Students should therefore be spending on average 15-20 hours per week on a module to complete it within the specified timeframe, although some students will need less time.
  4. Students will have two and a half months per module to complete the first two modules, to allow extra time to master the online delivery. Thereafter, they will have two months per module to complete the rest so that they will have completed all the modules by end of October 2021.
  5. Students obtaining a mark between 40-49 for the final assessment will automatically qualify for re-assessment.