Public Relations

Program Overview

Public Relation is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics. Public relations can also be defined as the practice of managing communication between an organization and its publics.

This Diploma in Public Relations provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the subject of contemporary PR, introducing a wide variety of core concepts and essential theoretical teachings.  This qualification will give you the skills required to work in the areas of public relations, communication management and corporate communication. As you work your way through the program, you will learn how to develop and implement communication programs, manage an organization’s reputation, carry out public relations campaigns and manage internal communication.

Why study with us?

We provide high quality academic trainings that will enable you to get qualified in your chosen field; you will also be provided with a solid foundation to help you build your career or business. We’ll help you achieve your ambitions no matter how big they are and at the same time open your mind to possibilities you didn’t even know existed. Our standards are very high yet, we are easily accessible and affordable to everyone irrespective of their socio-economic background.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 12 – Matric,
  • A senior certificate or
  • National Certificate (N3) or a relevant Nated equivalent qualification
  • International students with Senior School Certificate can apply.

Program Modules

N4
  • Office Practice
  • Information Processing
  • Communication
  • Public Administration
N5
  • Office Practice
  • Information Processing
  • Communication
  • Public Administration
N6
  • Office Practice
  • Information Processing
  • Communication
  • Public Administration

Internship Requirement

This programme requires that the student undertakes an internship for a minimum of 18 months in relevant industry after completing the in-class academic study. There is an opportunity for job placement assistance through our industry network after graduating depending on availability.

Qualification Obtainable 

On completion of the program, student will receive a certificate for each level completed and subsequently a Diploma in Public Relations. Certificates and Diplomas are awarded by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Program Accreditation Information 

QCTO accreditation No: SDP1220/16/0017
Department of Higher Education and Training accreditation No: 2019/FE07/011

Duration, Study Mode & Intake Dates

Full Time

  • Study Duration: 1½ Years – 2 Years
  • Admission dates: January and July every year

Online & Part Time  

  • Duration:  1½ Years – 2½ Years
  • Admission dates: January and July every year   

Career Opportunities

  • Public Relations Officer
  • Corporate Communication Manager
  • Media and Telecommunications Manager
  • Marketing Communications Manager
  • Event coordinator/Manager
  • Advertising Manager
  • Marketing and Communications Consultant
  • Marketing & Brand Strategist Officer

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