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National Certificate: N5 Public Relations


This course builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the previous level, and further prepares you for a career in PR.

Studying this course may be a good option if:

  • You have already completed the N4 Public Relations course.
  • You want to develop your PR knowledge and skills further.
  • You want to work towards the National Diploma, for which you need to complete your studies up to N6-level.
  • You plan on furthering your education at university-level in future.


Course code:


Accreditation status:

  • N5 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
  • SAQA ID: 66958
  • 60 Credits
Course duration:

12 months

Entry requirements:


Subjects covered:
  • Office Practice N5
  • Communication N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Information Processing N5
Assessment and award:

Students are required to complete the following:

  • 3 assignments per subject
  • 1 exam per subject

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement: N5 Public Relations from the DHET.

Additional information:

N courses are offered and assessed by Oxbridge Academy. After gaining a qualifying year mark, students will be admitted to write the national examination at an approved venue. Read our N4-N6 Exam letter for information on writing the exams.



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