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Starts:
2018/2019  
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment and Exams 
Level:
Area:
Creative & Digital 
Course Code:
HFXJN1 
 
Entry Requirements
  • GCSE English grade A* - C
  • Applicants MUST be 18 or older at the start of the course.
 
 

NCTJ Diploma in Journalism

This is a 28-week (usually four days a week) intensive professional course designed to lead you directly into employment as a multi-media reporter or photojournalist. This course is an excellent alternative to university for students who would prefer to take a professional route into journalism.


About the Course

This is a 28-week (usually 4 days a week) intensive professional course designed to lead you directly into employment as a multi-media reporter. This course is an excellent alternative to university for students who would prefer to take a professional route into journalism. Successful completion of A-Levels or a BTEC/UAL Level 3 is ideal preparation for this course.


This course is also designed for graduates who wish to specialise in journalism and is the qualification demanded by editors, irrespective of your degree.


Whilst on this course you will study multi-media reporting, media law, shorthand and public affairs and photojournalism.


The course is taught through a combination of lectures and hands-on practical experience. We have excellent contacts with editors across the region who regularly showcase students’ work in their publications.


Key Units

Key Areas of Study
  • Reporting
  • Media Law
  • Public Affairs
  • Shorthand
  • Broadcast (TV and Radio)
  • Online (Mobile Journalism)



Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English grade A* - C
  • Applicants MUST be 18 or older at the start of the course.


Where does this Lead

This course leads you into careers in print, broadcast and online journalism along with associated professions in public relations and marketing.


Future Opportunities

This course leads you into careers in:

  • Print
  • Broadcast and online journalism
  • Associated professions in public relations/marketing



Tell Me More

Course fees are set each year and are subject to change.  It is possible that there may be fee remission/waiver for students who are under 19. Please check on the Sheffield College website for details. 


You can also find additional information about the course via the National Council for the Training of Journalists website and the Journalism Diversity Fund website

If you have any further enquiries about studying this course at The Sheffield College you can also contact Helen Johnston (helen.johnston@sheffcol.ac.uk) or Tracy Mitchell (tracy.mitchell@sheffcol.ac.uk). 


Extra Costs

Books

  • McNae's Essential Law for Journalists
  • Teeline Gold Standard for Journalists
Students in financial hardship may be entitled to help with additional costs through the Learner Support Fund



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