Professional Certificate in Media and Journalism

Professional Certificate Programme

Professional Certificate in Media and Journalism

Gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in the media industry. 

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Cost: 
  • Discounts: Save up to 50% (click to claim discount)
  • Course Start Date: January 29th, 2022
  • Learning Mode: Physical or Online

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Media and Journalism professionals collate and distribute newsworthy, relevant and useful information to the public through a variety of communication channels.

Course Overview

The Professional Certificate in Media and Journalism is a hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme that focuses on the strategic elements of news and information production, their management and the rules guiding journalism.

Graduates from this course will leave CIAPS with a clear understanding of the essential features of the media industry today.

Who is this course for?

  • New graduates interested in working in print and online journalism, news production, public relations and media regulations
  • Experienced professionals already in the field and seeking to improve their skills 
  • Candidates with plans and ambitions to work for newspapers, magazines and other online publications.
Registration fee


Course fees


Save up to 50%: Read "Discounts" section below to learn more.

Flexible Payment Method

30% Down Payment

*Spread the balance over the duration of the course

Course Content

  • History and Development of Journalism
  • Newsroom in Theory and Practice
  • News Gathering, Editing and Reporting
  • Media Laws and Ethics
  • Communication Skills for Journalism
  • Project, Practice and Partnership

How will you be assessed?

This Professional Certificate Programme consists of six modules made up of twenty-five units. Participants in this course will be offered the opportunity to combine practise in real workplace situations with learning in our Centre.


It is a very interactive programme and each module can have both formative and summative assessment. These assessments can be written, verbal and based on observations.

There are two options for learning:

  • Classroom at the Centre
  • Distance Learning and Online

In both cases, final assessments will be marked in London.

The CIAPS Advantage

Learn from the best

Our faculty are top media and journalism professionals

Flexible study times

You can choose to have your classes on weekdays (Monday to Friday) or weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Develop practical skills

During the programme, you will experience different areas of media production and work.

Career support

We have a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist you with career guidance, CV preparations and registrations with international professional bodies.

Enabling learning environment and friendly staff

Learn and grow in a comfortable learning environment with great welfare services.

Earn an international certificate

CIAPS is an internationally recognised professional graduate school. Earning our certificate makes you competitive locally and globally.

  • Registration Fee:

  • Programme fee per participant:

Includes: Tuition Fees, Learning Material, and Ancillary Facilities.

Flexible payments:

    • You can register now and pay your course fees later
    • Installment payment plans available for course fees

If you qualify for all discounts, you can pay as little as


  • Early bird Discount (15% of tuition fee): Complete 50% of the tuition fee before course start date to be eligible for this discount.
  • Referral Discount (15% of tuition fee): If a former CIAPS student referred you to CIAPS, you can include his/her CIAPS student number as the discount code in the registration form to be eligible for this discount.
  • Unemployment Discount (20% of tuition fee): This discount is available to applicants who are unemployed.

You can claim any or all of these discounts in the Registration Form when applying for the course.

Applicants for this course should have a first degree or equivalent (Bachelors, HND). Having a good grade is a major advantage. Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme.

In all cases, applicants will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interviews. Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess a good mix of:

  • Imagination and creative thinking
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team
  • Resilience and stability
  • Integrity and respect for others

*Applicants are highly advised to have access to a laptop or equivalent

Through PPP sessions, students develop projects as part of their learnings hence developing workplace skills.

  • NGRCampus is a project by our media and journalism students. It was conceived as a platform to share and encourage information, views, reviews and analysis about tertiary institutions. 
  • Planning and coordination of press conferences
  • Original research

This course has been designed with the clear objective of training professionals who will be capable of covering central roles in the media and communications industries. Depending upon their experience and interests, graduates will leave the programme with the required competency and confidence to work in print, digital and PR related organisations as Editors, Publishers, Journalists, Columnist, Writers, Communication consultants and strategists, Researchers, Copywriters, Regulators

It was great learning at CIAPS. This is the best experience I ever had in the course of my chosen career as a journalist. The learning environment was so conducive that I always felt like I didn’t want to leave, the friendly staff and lecturers, I will miss everyone and everything about CIAPS.

It was indeed a wonderful experience. The visit of the CEO of Western Post and so many others that came for the PPP sessions were wonderful.

Their presentations were an eye-opener for me into the real world, giving me a line between the real world and the ideal world. I am most grateful to the centre for finding me worthy to work with Right Dev Ltd, publishers of the The Point online news.

The Mprivilege is another task I enjoyed and the teamwork with other professional students from Business management, project management, banking & finance and school management. I’m glad the project is now a reality.

Charity Galadima

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