Diploma in Journalism L3 Fast-Track (18 week) NCTJ


1. Qualification details

Qualification name Diploma in Journalism
Qualification level Unknown/not applicable
Awarding organisation National Council for the Training of Journalists
Course type Part time
Course start date 13 January 2020
Price £3,950.00
Funding information Advanced Learner Loans available
Attendance pattern Day/Block release

2. Course description

PLEASE NOTE: This course does not have any concessionary rate. Learners can either pay the full fee or apply for an advanced learner loan. (you may be able to apply for a small college bursary here or visit the NCTJ website and consider applying to their Journalism Diversity Fund here - highly recommended!)The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma is the ONLY qualification you need to pursue a career in journalism. Our 18-week fast-track course is designed to give graduates (any discipline) or people with industry experience the skills to get a job and start their career.On this course, senior media professionals will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to work in a modern, digital newsroom. You will be able to do live location reporting, filming, editing and also learn the latest digital and social media skills from experts. You’ll soon think and respond like a journalist â€" inquisitive, resourceful, sceptical and persistent in your questioning.Teaching will take place in a dedicated newsroom area at our Wallington Centre. Led by a professional working journalist, and supported by current industry professionals, who will also be teaching units and delivering guest workshops. Visits to local magistrates courts, the Old Bailey, media institutions including the BBC and Sky, as well as local newspapers will also be an integral part of this fast paced and immersive course. Course contentThe aim of this course is to help students to develop the skills and experiences to work in today’s journalism industry. The course is extremely practical, with learners expected to produce work suitable for publication on various platforms on a weekly basis. The course is taught through a combination of lectures and practical tasks. Learners will undertake work experience/placements learning from experienced journalists in professional environments.At the end of the course, you should pass your exams, have an online portfolio of published wo

3. Entry requirements

Entry requirementsExcellent written and spoken EnglishL2 in English and MathsA Degree in any discipline or suitable previous experiencePre-arranged Work Placement (Though help can be offered if not arranged by at least a month before the course starts)Achievement focused, with a desire to succeed, in the competitive world of Journalism.Is a course approval interview/assessment required? YesTo be considered for a place on this course, you are required to attend a Course Approval session to ensure this course is suitable for you. This will be determined by a short meeting with CL and the undertaking of the NCTJ approved entry test.You can make an application by clicking on ‘APPLY’ at the bottom of this page. If you do not already have a Sutton College online account you will need to create one first. You will then be asked for further information and will receive a link via email that will enable you to book a Course Approval date and time.

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Not available

6. Venue

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