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Journalism - Occupational certificate

Occupational Certificate: Journalist

Are you insatiably curious about the world and love learning new things? Do you want to write or talk about the latest news to an audience as interested as you are? Do you dream of seeing your name associated with outstanding content; written, oral or video? Then you need the best possible foundation in practical journalism skills.

This is the qualification for those who want to change the world by letting people know what is really going on.

Top journalists, editors and trainers identified just what you will need to be a part of the next generation of award-winning journalists and developed this qualification.

    1 year | NQF level 5 – QCTO qualification | Facilitated online and in person |

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    Communications courses

    Equip teams with practical communication tools in a fast paced environment where productivity and strong relationships are key.

    Course formats: eLearning / Facilitated (online or in person)

    • Leadership
    • External communications
    • Writing 
    • Law and ethics|

    Media courses

    Stay in tune with the new technologies, while gaining in-depth knowledge about key concepts and the latest media trends.

    Course formats: eLearning / Facilitated (online or in person)

    • Journalism fundamentals
    • Leadership
    • Writing 
    • Reporting
    • Law and ethics

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    SETA funding

    Seta funding for you or your team

    We can assist you in obtaining Seta funding for your training programmes. 

    Group discounts

    Group discounts on selected courses

    Book three or more spots for special group rates and discounts.

    Custom courses

    Customised course programmes

    Tailor-made programmes that meet your personal and organisational learning needs. 


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