FREELANCE JOURNALISM COURSE
Writing & Journalism Courses
Approximate Study Time
80 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £100.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £50.00
Approximate Delivery Time
1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
The Freelance Journalism - Level 3 Course is designed for people who wish to gain or improve their skills in journalistic writing and marketing their copy to a range of printed media.
The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to produce professional standard journalistic articles and to know how to market them.
On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate Award.
During the home study course students will examine and practise the four main questions of journalism:
The home study course is split into the following 8 Units:
The following topics are covered: What the course can do for you? Why do we need content? How is style arrived at? How do we know what the editor wants? and Where is analysis important?
The following topics are covered: Presentation, Keeping records, What the Editor Wants, How to Analyse and What the Reader wants.
The following topics are covered: What do I write? Why do I need to find ideas? How do I save time and trouble? and Where is interviewing a factor?
The following topics are covered: How do I write? Why do I need to find the right tone? How do I use the basics well? When do I use structure? and Where is re-writing a factor?
The following topics are covered: What techniques will help me sell my work? Why do I need new angles? How do basic techniques help? When is the "writer's dozen" valuable? And Where is self-discipline a factor?
- Unit Six – Practical Matters
The following topics are covered: What is defamation? Why is reputation important? How do I avoid libel? When is copyright important? and Where are photographs a factor?
- Unit Seven – Market Analysis
The following topics are covered: What do editors not want? Why is market analysis valuable? How do I undertake market analysis? When is plotting useful? and Where is characterisation a factor?
- Unit Eight – No Excuses – verse, Criticism and Sports Writing
The following topics are covered: What is Critical Writing? Why does verse usually not sell? How do I see about income tax? When is executive writing used? and Where are expenses a factor?
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take approximately 80 hours of study to complete.
There are no particular entry requirements.
Once you have enrolled, you will have access to your own personal tutor by mail or email. You will receive full tutor support for a 12 month period.
The Certification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a Freelance Journalism Certificate of achievement by NCFE.
The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation. NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to courses which result in the award of a certificate of achievement but does not qualify you for a nationally recognised qualification. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.
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