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Journalism (Level 5 Diploma)

NCTJ
Media, Multimedia & Journalism

Course Overview

The Diploma is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists which sets the standard for journalism training in the UK. It is a requirement for entry to most areas of the profession and offers a foundation for a career in print, online, radio and television. Graduates are to be found working at the highest level in the BBC, Irish Times, Belfast Telegraph, Irish News and Newsletter as well as Highland Radio and a range of weekly newspapers. Others have gone on to careers in PR, Marketing, magazines and teaching.Most entrants will have completed, or partially completed, study at Higher Level including degrees or HNC/Ds in a range of disciplines. Applications from mature students are welcome.The course is taught by industry professionals in facilities which mirror the highest professional standards including a TV studio, two radio studios and Outside Broadcast facilities for radio and TV. Students are taught everything from interview skills to video editing, radio production, court reporting, law, social media practice and writing skills.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
    Part-Time
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

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  • Course: National Council for Training Journalists (NCTJ) Level 5 Diploma Journalism
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    (2648)
    Fees:
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Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

32 UCAS points + GCSE (Grade C or above) in EnglishApplicants are also required to attend an interview where they will discuss their interest in news and current affairs and demonstrate the qualities needed to enter this challenging profession.

ROI Requirements

32 UCAS Points + OLC (Grade 05 or above) in English Applicants are also required to attend an interview where they will discuss their interest in news and current affairs and demonstrate the qualities needed to enter this challenging profession.

Work Placement

Students undertake work placement over an extended period and contribute to the college online publication i-news.uk and college station 3CRadio as well as reporting on a range of college and external events using the latest Outside Broadcast equipment for Radio and TV.

What's Next?

Further Study

This is a mainly post graduate programme. However students with a HND in Journalism who then complete the NCTJ qualification can apply to be accepted to the final year of journalism courses at a number of UK universities.

Career Prospects

Graduates are to be found working at the highest level in local and national media outlets including print, online, radio, TV and the associated industries of PR and Marketing. Employment rates for graduates are high and the industry is keen to use the skills which this course provides.

Enquiry

  • Image of Paul Cotton (Strabane)
    I studied Level 2 Maths and English and successfully passed both. It was a great course, and it was great working in a smaller group. I’ve made friends for life and I’m considering progressing to another part-time course with the College.
    Paul Cotton (Strabane)
  • Image of Aaron Smith (Esports)
    My course covers the many different aspects of Esports, from playing games competitively, to creative media which includes making videos and writing gaming articles.
    Aaron Smith (Esports)

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