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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.

Minimum Entrance Requirement: Higher Certificate Admission

English

Maths/HG

Math

Lit/SG

Notes

NSC:

HC pass with

30%

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Higher Certificate admission- A minimum of 30 % for English is

required;

NC (V):

HC pass

40%

30%

30%

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;

SC:

Endorsement

- none

A Senior Certificate (SC) (without endorsement)– A minimum of five of the six required subjects must be

passed;

SC (A):

HC pass

A Senior Certificate (Amended) (SC(A))

with Higher Certificate admission

International

For international qualifications: A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with at least 30% or

equivalent for English.

Senate Discretionary Admission

Mature Age Exemption

Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, 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)

Candidates must 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).

School of Tomorrow (SOT)

(last date of achievement 30 June

2019)

Candidates who have successfully completed an SOT qualification may be admitted, provided that they have submitted their SOT Certificate and Academic Transcript as well as their NBT: AQL results and have achieved:

a) 40% in 3 subjects, one of which is an official language at

Home Language level AND 30 % in 3 subjects of which one must be for English - using the SOT Conversion Table; and

b) A score of at least 37 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 37 for Quantitative Literacy (QL)


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.
For more information please visit http://www.the-bac.org/
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
Websites for you to visit:
www.iem.co.za
www.bizcommunity.co.za

The IIE's VC Higher Certificate in Event Management is a one-year certificate. The academic year runs from February to November. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures and tutorials being scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday.

Due to the VCBlend approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, VC's Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the year of this certificate.



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