IIE Higher Certificate in Event Management

​This qualification will equip you with the skills to plan, co-ordinate and execute an event. Students will be trained to use basic office and presentation software and business communication for foundational purposes. There are various modules related directly to event management that students will engage with to prepare one for the event management industry planning and co-ordination to the execution and management of events. Students will also cover an introductory module of public relations. The qualification includes basic business practice, marketing, and project management skills. This knowledge will be applied and incorporated in a workplace integrated learning module. Collectively, these modules will enable you to use these skills and optimise your employment prospects.

• A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Higher Certificate admission- A minimum of 30 % for English is required; OR 
• A National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Higher Certificate admission – A minimum of 40 % in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level, with a minimum of 30 % in either Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy, a minimum of 40% in Life Orientation and a minimum of 50% in four vocational subjects; OR 
• A Senior Certificate (SC) (without endorsement) or equivalent– A minimum of five subjects must be passed. 

Other considerations 
Mature Age Exemption: 
• Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration. 

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) 
Demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary conditional admission (if applicable). 
Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of printing, however, these may change. At the time of registration, please check that the entry requirements have not changed. 
If you are a foreign student, you must ensure that: 
• you have an equivalent qualification to the aforementioned; 
• your equivalent qualification is evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA); 
• you have a valid study visa issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of the qualification. 

Students who successfully complete the Higher Certificate in Event Management have the option to register for The IIE Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality Management degrees, or any of The IIE diploma programmes in a cognate discipline. Academic credit for some modules may be given.
The IIE’s Higher Certificate in Event Management is accredited by the South African Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 123-credit qualification on level 5 (SAQA ID: number: 84686).The Independent Institute of Education - accredited by The British Accreditation Council.

The IIE has been internationally recognised and accredited by The British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC has been responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector for 25 years. Their accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges in the UK and overseas. They provide the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards.
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In addition to essential event management and public relations skills, students will gain basic business skills which will enhance their opportunities to enter the workplace to take up positions such as:

• Event co-ordinator
• Conference organiser
• Event project manager
• Conference producer
• Events manager
• Assistant venue manager
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The Higher Certificate in Event Management is a one year programme and consists of 14 modules. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures from Monday to Friday. The Higher Certificate in Event Management is run over two semesters, with final exams being written at the end of each semester. In addition to attending lectures you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research and working on assignments.

To gain the most from the blended learning experience and VC’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) mobile device – netbook, laptop or tablet – to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the duration of this qualification.