The onset of social media has seen a communication explosion, and this course will teach you how to navigate the various online platforms from Facebook, Twitter (X), Instagram etc. and social media netiquette.

Why Choose the Programme?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students the opportunity to acquire skills required to perform basic and elementary functions in the Social Media and Communication field. Training for this programme is both theoretical and practical. It allows students to grasp fundamental knowledge in the working of various software packages and the commercial environment and select Social Media and Communication and general IT software packages. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the business sector. The students are trained to assist management with various Communication and Public Relations related administrative duties. This programme will contribute to the full development of the student within the Social Media and Communication business environment by providing recognition and further mobility within the field.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with:
  • Grade 12 qualifying for a Higher Certificate

The Higher Certificate in Social Media and Communication is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee [HEQC] of the Council on Higher Education [CHE] and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework [NQF] with the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA].

Berea College of Technology (Pty) Ltd is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), with registration number 2000/HE07/004.

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a Higher Certificate in Social Media and Communication.

  • Communication Specialist – Pay Estimate: +/- R300 000 to R600 000 a year
  • Social Media Consultant – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R500 000 a year
  • E-Commerce Assistant – Pay Estimate: +/- R150 000 to R300 000 a year
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Higher Certificate in Social Media and Communication pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos, and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

Once you have achieved the Higher Certificate in Social Media and Communication, you can progress to other programmes offered by the College or you can earn credits from public tertiary education institutions, subject to the institutions entry criteria.

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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