Introduction to Freelance Photo Journalism - QLS Level 2 Course

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Self-Study Time:Approximately 90 Hours (Self-Study)
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Course Description

The Introduction to Freelance Photo Journalism - QLS Level 2 Course is designed for people who wish to gain or improve their skills in photo journalism and marketing their images and copy to a range of published 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.

Course Objectives:

The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to produce professional standard photo journalistic articles and to know how to market them.

During the course students will examine two key elements:

  • The practice of freelance journalism and the skills of gathering news
  • Combining photography and writing to produce reports and articles for publication

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

The Introduction to Freelance Photo Journalism - QLS Level 2 Course Includes the Following Units:
The following topics are covered: What is news?; The elements of news; News in the community; and Community newspapers.
The following topics are covered: What makes a good Freelance Journalist?; and The function of a Freelance Journalist.
The following topics are covered: The beat system; and Sources and tools.
The following topics are covered: Preparing mechanically for interviews; Developing note-taking skills; Picking the interview location; Conduct pre-interview research; Conduct the interview; and Conduct the post-interview.
The following topics are covered: Taking photographs for publication; Two visual considerations; Depth of field; Isolating a subject; Lenses and perspectives; Composition; The principles of composition; Action in still photographs; and Stopping action.
The following topics are covered: Who gathers cutline information?; How to record the information; What to record; Match up the information with the photograph; When to record the information; Sports photography hints; and Filing cutline information.
The following topics are covered: Introduction; The four-part cutline; and Equipment available.
Prerequisites

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this cake making course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

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