National N Diploma in Public Relations

Public Relations

  • N4-N6
  • Full Time
  • 2 years


Companies employ public relations experts to manage the perception of the company and its brands. PR practitioners must possess strong writing and organisational skills, be confident and creative and have a persuasive edge. The course will teach you to think strategically and how to perform various PR functions in a local and global environment. The PR environment also includes the glamorous world of events, from planning and organising to attending and being the face of the company. If you enjoy being in the limelight and representing a company as a brand ambassador, a qualification in PR is a perfect fit for you.

How this Course will help you in your career

With this course you will become skilled in Public Relations and be able to administer and perform strategic public relations functions in a local and globalenvironment. You will be qualified with a National N Diploma in Public Relations.

Admission Requirements

Any of the following certificates will be accepted at registration:

  • Grade 12/N3 Certificate/NVC
  • Level 4 Certificate/ABET Level 4 Certificate
  • National Senior Certificate
Study Materials

Electronic textbooks are free at Berea Technical College. Printed textbooks are available at a small fee. Simply enquire on registration for more details.


This is a two-year full-time course, with 18-months Work Integrated Learning (WIL).


Full-time weekday classes


The National N Diploma is issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training(DHET).

Employment Options

As a Public Relations Specialist, you may enter various industries from media houses, PR agencies, and corporate businesses, or work as a freelancer or consultant. Career paths you may consider include:

  • Events Coordinator
  • Media and Communications Officer
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Writer
Saturday Classes

Our Saturdayclasses are run by qualified lecturers will assist you with extra support throughout your course.

Centre for Student Relations (CSR)

The Centre for Student Relations consists of a team of online professional advisers who will provide additional academic support if you struggling, and will also help you adjust to college life; cope with the new environment and study pace and make your academic journey a successful and enjoyable experience.

Further Studies

On successful completion, you will receive a National N Diploma in Public Relations. You may also further your studies at a University of Technology. You will require a 50% pass in each subject.

Work Integrated Learning, Internships and Employmen

Our Student Support Services Department offers a variety of services to assist you on your journey to employment. It is committed to grooming our students for employment, with job readiness skills, CV writing, interview training and workshops – with the goal of providing ongoing support and assistance to our student population. In addition, our vast industry networks and partnerships will help link students to companies that are seeking specific skills.

In 2017, Berea Technical College launched the 100% Graduate Employment Programme(GEP) as a CSI initiative to help address the high percentage of unemployed youth in the country. The programmeaims to assist our students to secure the necessary Work Integrated Learning (WIL) hours and internship in order to receive their qualification and enter the job market.

National ‘N’ Certificate: Public Relations
Intro Communication, Intro Entrepreneurship, Intro Personnel Management, Intro Marketing
Intro N4
National ‘N’ Certificate: Public Relations
Office Practice, Communication, Information Processing, Entrepreneurship and Business Management
National ‘N’ Certificate: Public Relations
Information Processing, Office Practice, Public Relations, Communication
National ‘N’ Certificate: Public Relations
Public Relations, Information Processing, Office Practice,,Communication


All national certificates and national ‘N’ diplomas are issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Admission requirements

(Introduction N4-N4) National Senior Certificate/Grade 12/N3 Certificate/NCV Level 4 Certificate/ABET Level 4 Certificate.

Successful completion will allows learners to articulate to most UOTs with a proviso that they obtain at least 50% in each subject.

The minimum duration for Theoretical Studies is two years and 18 months’ work integrated learning (WIL) to satisfy the requirements of the National ‘N’ Diploma.