Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Diploma

This is the final level you need to complete your National Diploma in Marketing Management with Matric College. Enrol today and start your studies.

The Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Diploma is the final qualification in the NATED Marketing Management Programme. To be awarded the NATED National Diploma, you must complete 10 months work experience.

Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Diploma is offered in conjunction with the Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.

N6 Diploma Marketing Management

Marketing Management: N6 National Diploma - Subjects

There are no subjects to study for you to be awarded your Marketing Management: N6 National Diploma. You have to complete 18 months of work experience. You must also have completed the following Marketing  Management: NATED N6 National Certificate subjects:  

Complete Subject List 

  • Marketing Management N6
  • Sales Management N6
  • Marketing Communication N6
  • Marketing Research N6
How NATED Courses Work

Career Opportunities

Here are the careers to consider on completion of your Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Diploma:

  • Marketing Manager 
  • Researcher
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Brand Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Sales Executive
  • Customer Care Executive

Marketing Management: N6 National Diploma - Assessments

There are no assessments for the Marketing Management: N6 National Diploma. What you must remember is that for you to be awarded the Marketing Management: N6 National Diploma, you must have completed the following:

18 Month Work Experience 

To receive the Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Diploma, you must complete 18 months of work experience. Here is how you can apply: 

  • Register on the iWIL website 
  • Once you have registered, you will be placed in a company at which you will complete your work experience 
  • We will send you a logbook that you must complete throughout your work experience
  • Your manager will supervise you and sign off the logbook 
  • On completion, you send the logbook back to us and we will send it to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) for approval 
  • Once the DHET has approved your logbook, you will be issued with your Marketing Management: N6 National Diploma
NATED N6 National Diploma Log Book

Without effective marketing, a business will struggle to attract sales. Marketing is the heartbeat of any business. Here are some of the reasons why you should study Marketing

  • It is a skill in demand 
  • Learn soft skills
  • Attractive salary
  • You become knowledgeable about the business sector 

It Is A Skill In Demand 

It is not everyone who can be a Marketer. Marketing is a specialised skill. Employers are always looking for people with specialised skills. As a specialised skill, marketing is in demand. When you complete your Marketing Diploma, you increase your chances of being employed.

Learn Soft Skills

Studying Marketing Management will give you the opportunity to learn soft skills. Soft skills can make you an effective Manager. The beauty of soft skills is that you can use them in any work or social environment. Here are some of the soft skills that you will gain by studying Marketing Management:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Analytical
  • Computer skills 


As a Marketing Manager, it is important that you have both verbal and written communication skills. There will be a need to effectively communicate with stakeholders. These may include customers, employees, suppliers, government agencies and the media. Messages should be communicated clearly across all levels.  Presentations are also part of a Marketing Manager’s duties.


Marketers usually work in teams. Leadership skills are important as there can be a need to motivate, counsel, delegate and train teams or members of a team. Bear in mind that leadership is not about being ‘bossy’ but about grooming other leaders.  


When problems arise, as a leader you should face those challenges head-on. You will be expected to come up with viable solutions to the problems. 


As a leader, you are expected to analyse situations and act accordingly. Analysing includes predicting what may happen in future and acting proactively.

Computer Skills 

A Marketing Manager is expected to keep abreast of technological developments. Digital Marketing is taking over traditional marketing. It is therefore prudent for a Marketing Manager to be familiar with the trends in digital marketing.

Attractive Salaries

Marketing skills are in demand. This demand has led to Marketers being competitively paid.  As you rise through the ranks and your experience increases, you will also be paid better.

You Become Knowledgeable Of The Business Sector 

As a Marketing Manager, in, for example, the telecommunications sector, you will become knowledgeable of the market trends in the sector. You will know what sells and what does not. You will be familiar with what the customers’ needs and wants are and the latest gadgets that are being used in the industry.

It will take you about three years to complete the Marketing Management National Diploma. Of the 3 years, 18 months is theory and the other 18 months is for work experience.

Here is the breakdown of the duration:

Marketing Management: NATED N4 National Certificate6 – 12 months
Marketing Management: NATED N5 National Certificate6 – 12 months
Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Certificate6 – 12 months
Practical Work Experience18 months
TOTAL36 months

After completing your Marketing Management: N6 National Diploma, here are the options that are available for you:

Study Further

Upon completion of your Marketing Management: N6 National Diploma you can do further studies. 

Employment Opportunities

After your Marketing Management: N6 National Diploma you can consider looking for employment opportunities as a Marketer.

Yes, Marketing jobs are in demand. To be successful, every business organisation needs a marketing plan. The marketing effort drives sales. When sales figures are high, profits increases leading to the prosperity of a business.

A Marketing Manager’s duties are usually dependent on the size of the organisation. For a small business, a Marketing Manager will need a small team. In a large organisation, a Marketing Manager will have other Managers below him who will be in charge of other facets of the Marketing function. 

 Here are some of the duties of a Marketing Manager:

  • Drawing the marketing budget
  • Finding new markets
  • Recommending new products
  • Implementing marketing campaigns
  • Addressing after-sales activities 
  • Addressing customer concerns
  • Analysing customer feedback
  • Building relationships with the media.

According to, the entry-level salary for a Marketing Manager is R 12 500 per month. A Marketing Manager with 4 to 9 years of experience earns an average salary of about R 35 000 per month while one with over 10 years of experience earns an average of about R 70 000 per month.

Entry-level (0 to 3 years experience)R12 500.00
Middle level (4 to 9 years of experience)R35 000.00
Senior-level (more than 10 years of experience)R70 000.00

The benefits of a Marketing Manager differ from one company to another.  Benefits also depend on the size of the company. Here are some of the benefits that Marketing Managers can get:

  • Paid vacations
  • Cellphone allowance
  • Medical and dental aid
  • Company car
  • Provident fund

On average, a Marketing Manager works 8 hours a day. A Marketing Manager may work late or on weekends when there are events such as product launches, trade shows, exhibitions and provincial / regional tours to meet staff and customers.

Why Choose To Study With Matric College?

Here is why you should study at Matric College:

  • There is no commuting for lessons
  • You study at your own pace
  • There is flexibility as there are no routines associated with attending college 
  • Work and learn at the same time. You will be able to fund your studies  
  • There are tutors available to assist you 
  • We provide you with textbooks and study notes

Yes, a marketer can be a CEO. For you to become a CEO, it is dependent on your qualifications, experience, achievements, maturity and skills. A Marketer can start his / her own business and become the CEO.

According to, the following are the highest paying marketing jobs:

  • Sales and Marketing Director
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Strategic Marketing Manager
  • Trade Marketing Manager

Marketing is a wide field. There is a handful of jobs that fall under the marketing function. Here are some of the careers that you can choose: 

  • Product Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Advertising Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Brand Manager

Product Manager

A Product Manager, as the name implies, is in charge of a product or service. The Manager is responsible for the composition, marketing, selling, packaging and distribution of the product. 

Marketing Analyst

A Marketing Analyst assists a business to make informed decisions. The Analyst is responsible for market intelligence. He / She is informed on trends in the market and what competitors are doing.

Advertising Manager

The Advertising Manager is responsible for making decisions on the placement of adverts on a medium that will earn the company a return on investment. He / She also works with Advertising Agencies to come up with creative adverts. 

Public Relations Manager

The Public Relations Manager is responsible for promoting goodwill and understanding between the business and stakeholders. Among the stakeholders, there are; customers, employees, suppliers, government agencies and the media. 

Brand Manager

Brand Managers develop marketing campaigns for a product or service depending on how he/she perceives what the targeted audience wants. The campaigns lead to customer engagements. In the process, the brand’s reputation and image are communicated.

Digital Marketing is the use of the internet in promoting a brand, product or service. This includes social media sites, websites, electronic mail, instant messaging services and online content.

Digital Marketing brought with it a variety of job opportunities. Here are some of the job opportunities within Digital Marketing:

  • Content Producer
  • Content Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Community Manager
  • SEO Specialist

Content Producer

A Content Producer makes visual content for digital platforms, that is, websites, blogs, social media. Copy may include diagrams, infographics, charts and images.  

Content Manager

A Content Manager plans how content will be distributed and published across digital platforms. A Content Manager also determines the frequency at which content is posted.

Social Media Manager

A Social Media Manager is responsible for the planning and distribution of content across social media channels. These channels may include, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Community Manager

A Community Manager monitors the social media channels to build a community of followers, handle support questions and increase engagement.

SEO Specialist

An SEO Specialist writes content that seeks to improve site rankings for major search engines like Google and Bing.

According to, the entry-level (0 – 3 years of experience) salary of a Digital Marketer is R 13 420 per month. The average salary (4 to 9 years of experience) of a Digital Marketing Manager is R 31 467 per month. A Digital Marketing Manager with more than 10 years of experience earns about R 60 000.

Digital Marketing Salary

To get into the NATED Marketing Management Programme which will lead to the Marketing Management: N6 National Diploma Course, you must have the following:  

Matric Or Matric Equivalent Qualification

Matric or Matric Equivalent courses are the acceptable entry requirements. If you do not have a Matric, you can enrol for an Adult Matric course with Matric College. These are the Matric equivalent qualifications that are acceptable:

NATED stands for National Accredited Technical Education Diploma. NATED courses are also known as National Qualifications.

Here are the advantages of studying NATED courses:

  • Awarded at every level
  • Accredited
  • Gain work experience
  • Study through distance Learning

Awarded At Every Level

With NATED courses, you are awarded a Certificate at every level. This means that you can look for employment opportunities. You can continue with your studies whilst you are working. You can learn and earn at the same time. 


NATED courses are accredited. These are the bodies that the courses are accredited with:


South Africa Qualifications Authority (SAQA) administers the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). NATED courses are registered on the NQF.


The Quality Control for Trades and Occupations is the body that ensures that Trade and Occupational courses measure up to the required standards. NATED courses are Occupational courses and are subject to quality control by the QCTO. 


The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) designed the NATED course. The body certificates NATED courses.

Gain Work Experience

NATED courses give you a chance to gain work experience as its  has a practical work experience component. This will give you an added advantage when you look for employment as you will have had prior work experience

Study Through Distance Learning

With NATED courses you can study through distance learning. Distance learning is flexible as you can study on your own time and at your own pace.

Application Process

To register with Matric College contact one of our course experts. They will inform you about all you need to know regarding the Educare: NATED Programme. They will also advise you on how to go about your studies and payment options.

How Do I Study Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Diploma

There is no subject that you study in this course. You need to complete 18 months work experience to be awarded your Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Diploma.

Where Can I Study Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Diploma?

You can study your Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Diploma with Matric College.

When Can I Start Studying Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Diploma?

You can start studying for the Marketing Management NATED N6 National Diploma today. Fill in the form below to contact one of our course experts. You will be advised on all that you need to know about the Marketing Management: NATED Programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Now that you have completed your N4, N5 and N6 National Certificates, here is what you will need to do to achieve your N Diploma:

  • Complete the DHET application form
  • Submit a certified copy of ID or passport
  • Submit certified copies of your N4, N6 and N6 Certificates
  • Submit an official letter from the Manager where you did your practical work experience

You should submit the application for your Diploma through Matric College and we will forward it to the DHET.

NOTE: DHET approves your application and not Matric College.

The two are on the same NQF level. They are different in that the National N Diploma is a career-oriented qualification while a National Diploma is an academic qualification. The National N Diploma is of a practical nature.

N (NATED) levels are specific to NATED courses while NQF levels include all forms of learning experiences. Here are the equivalence of N levels to NQF levels:

N6 National DiplomaNQF LEVEL 6

The National N Diploma is on NQF level 6. The table above shows you the equivalence of NATED levels and NQF levels.

Yes, N6 is a Qualification. The National N6 Certificate and National N6 Diploma are both NATED Qualifications recognised on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The N6 Certificate is on NQF level 5 and the National N6 Diploma is on NQF level 6. Both Qualifications are accredited by the DHET and quality assured by SAQA and QCTO.

No, you can go to University with a National N Diploma. To go to University you must have passed your Matric with a Bachelor Pass level.

An N6 Diploma has 360 credits. Here are the credits for the other NATED courses:
NATED N4 National Certificate 60
NATED N5 National Certificate 60
NATED N6 National Certificate 60
NATED N6 National Diploma 360

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Author: Collin Wilbesi
Editor: Amy Venter
Date Published: March 4, 2022

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