Journalism (Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma) — Full-time
This course is perfect if you have a passion for writing or blogging about the things you love, and an interest in social media, digital layout, interview techniques, video and photography.
You’ll learn skills including writing copy, online media, photography, design and video journalism. You’ll be introduced to the 24-hour news culture, the need to be first at the scene, immersed in the story and, most importantly, bringing the news to life. Along with the transferable skills you’ll develop, the course will help focus your career and future study aspirations.
You can expect a fast-paced, creative and rewarding course delivered in our excellent facilities, including a TV studio. You’ll also get to complete various assessments throughout your study, with live briefs and an end of year show to give you a fantastic opportunity to get noticed. You will complete 90 credits in Year 1 and gain a standalone qualification. On successful completion of this, you will progress into Year 2 to gain the full Extended Diploma.
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111 Canal Street
Start: Monday 4th September 2023
Course code: C027006 / Q027011
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Journalism
You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and maths – both of these must be grades 9–4 (A*–C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and maths GCSE grades 9–4 (A*–C).
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Assessment is coursework-based. You will be asked to undertake a number of exciting and creative projects including writing for web, documentary filmmaking, creating podcasts, producing shows in our TV and radio studios, and documenting the world around you through photography.
Choose to follow with further study at degree level in journalism or media, such as our foundation degree in TV & Film Production, and top-up degree in Digital Media Design. Career opportunities include: photo journalist, writer, video producer, music editor, magazine editor, blogger/citizen journalist.
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.
If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!
If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.