National Diploma In Public Relation

FACULTY OF FACULTY OF EDUCATION, TRAINING & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT • SAQA ID NO. 20838 • NQF4 • 120 CREDITS • 1

Public Relations professional, you will be responsible for influencing and shaping a company’s image, reputation, brand-perception, and culture. PR connects a brand and its public via direct messages, through print, radio, digital, video, TV, and social media. The internet and social media, like Facebook and Twitter are just some of the exciting mediums that the modern Public Relations specialist is focusing on.

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The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis. Tuition is face to face and is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time tuition is scheduled as per the stipulated planner. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.

  • A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
  • An achievement rating of 3 (40% – 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
  • Age Exemption (23 years or older):
    • At least five years post-secondary school experience in the field in which the student wants to study and
    • Proof of English language proficiency and
    • National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption.
  • Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme

Semester 1
Public Relations 1A*
Business Communication 1A*
Media Studies 1A*
Introduction to Accounting
Principles of Microeconomics*

Semester 2
Public Relations 1B*
Business Communication 1B*
Media Studies 1B*
Industrial Relations
End-user Computing**

Career Pathways for
this course?

  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Executive
  • PR/Events Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Corporate Communications Executive