IIE Higher Certificate in Communication Practices

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Course Information
  • Course: Higher Certificate
  • Mode: Full Time (Minimum 1 Year)
  • NQF Level: 5
  • Credits: 120
  • SAQA ID: 112899
  • 2024 Fees: Click to view

The IIE Higher Certificate in Communication Practices (HCCP) will provide learners with foundational knowledge, cognitive and conceptual tools and practical techniques applicable to English Language and Communication Practices. Learners will develop skills to gather, process, produce and present information, while gaining foundational knowledge and conceptual tools in ideation and visualisation, and active social media practices.


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The IIE Higher Certificate in Communication Practices is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 120-credit qualification on level 5 (SAQA ID: 112899).

• Internal/external communications assistant
• Junior copyeditor
• Social media assistant/analyst
• Digital media marketing
• Customer liaison officer
• Front desk receptionist
• Office administrator

The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer.

The IIE’s Varsity College students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.