This IIE qualification has been developed for individuals who work or intend to work as junior or entry level journalists and who seek recognition for essential competence within the field of journalism. Successful graduates of this qualification would have developed key skills to enable them to write for a variety of journalism texts and report at an entry level. This qualification encompasses both flexibility and accessibility both in its theory andmpractical components, providing basic journalistic skills for entry level positions within the field of journalism.
WHAT YOU CAN BECOME
This IIE qualification offers graduates entry into the journalism industry. Learners who qualify can be employed as junior journalists. Upon completion
of this IIE qualification IIE graduates will be able to write and report in accordance with the requirements of a specific media news enterprise.The core competencies lay the foundation for a person to develop a career in sub-editing, writing and/or reporting both within the journalism industry as well as the broader media industry.
SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP
Students of this IIE qualification will learn how to gather information, generate story ideas to present to news editors, receive and interact with story briefs, pursue stories, do research, observe, interview, , evaluate information, communicate to various stakeholders, meet strict deadlines, debrief, inform others, conduct follow-up meetings, develop story plans, write stories, check contexts and gaps in information, send stories to news editors, and follow-up their stories with the news editor, and plan. Competent junior journalists must be able to interact with other reporters, respect roles, have newsgathering instincts, and an insatiable curiosity based on ethical and professional principles.
TIME NEEDED TO COMPLETE YOUR QUALIFICATION
Full-time: This is a one-year full-time qualification offered by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). Full-time lecturers take place during the day at the following campuses Braamfontein, Pretoria CBD, Durban, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein campuses.
THE WEIGHT YOUR FUTURE QUALIFICATION CARRIES
This Higher Certificate is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 123-credit qualification on Level 5 (SAQA ID No: 86886). On successful completion you will receive a Higher Certificate in Journalism qualification from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), the leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.