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Qualification name Diploma in Journalism
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation National Council for the Training of Journalists
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 5th September 2022
Cost £4,170.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This course will equip you with the practical skills and the industry-accredited NCTJ professional qualification across a multimedia landscape which are essential for anyone seeking employment in digital and print journalism, public relations and communications, magazine and broadcast.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You will need to be 18 years of age, at the start of this course. The entry requirements are 5 GCSEs with 4 points or C grade and above, including 4 points or C grade in English, or ideally two A Levels or a Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media at merit or above. You will need to pass the NCTJ entrance test and have a short interview here at the college. You will need to provide a reference and evidence of your qualifications.

View the key features of this course.

You will study shorthand, media law and regulation, essential journalism, public affairs and video journalism. The course includes a rich programme of masterclasses and guest speakers to enable you to make vital industry contacts.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Assessment is exam based and you will build a portfolio of pieces of work.

Find out what material you will need.

Stationary equipment

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Assessment is exam based and you will build a portfolio of pieces of work.

After successful completion of the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism and approximately 18 months as a Junior Reporter, you may progress to the National Qualification in Journalism Examinations (NQJ), which allows progression to the role of Senior Reporter.

Career progression:

The types of careers students have progressed to include:

> Multimedia reporters and sports journalists


> Public Relations specialists

> Broadcast journalists, including television and radio

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