This qualification has been developed for people who work or intend to work as junior journalists and who seek recognition for essential competence. This qualification will provide students with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career at entry level in journalism.Recipents of this qualification are able to write
a variety of journalism texts and report at entry level. The qualification is designed to be flexible and accessible to all in journalism and wishing to enter journalism after undergraduate study or equiva-lent experience. It allows people to write and report in accordance with the requirements of a specific media news enterprise.
Learners who qualify can be employed as junior journalists. They gather information from all media such as newspapers, generate story ideas to present to news editors, receive and interact with story briefs, organize themselves going after stories, research backgrounds, make appointments and see people, observe, interview, judge news value, evaluate information, keep to strict deadlines, debrief, inform others, develop story plans, write stories, check contexts and gaps in information, send stories to news editors.


Course Contents

1. Introduction to Journalism
2. Reporting
3. Writing Skills
4. Production
5. Marketing (Advertising)
6. South African Media Law and Ethics
7. Communication
8. Public Realtions
9. Editing
10. Wordprocessing 

On completion of the National Certificate: Journalism, learners may progress to the City & Guilds Diploma in Media Techniques.