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NCTJ Diploma in Journalism
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment and Exams 
Level:
Area:
Creative & Digital 
Course Code:
HFXJN1 
 
Entry Requirements
Minimum - must be 18 or over at the start of the course and have GCSE English at A* - C
 
 

NCTJ Diploma in Journalism

This is a 22-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 22-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 broadcast journalism.


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

  • Reporting
  • Media Law
  • Public Affairs
  • Shorthand
  • Broadcast (TV and Radio)
  • Online (mobile journalism)



Entry Requirements

Minimum - must be 18 or over at the start of the course and have GCSE English at A* - C


Assessment

Exams


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 along with associated professions in public relations and 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 (www.sheffcol.ac.uk). 

If you have any further enquiries about this course please 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