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Level 3 Freelance Journalism

Distance Learning Plus
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Professional Training
12 months
Flexible
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Course description

Level 3 Freelance Journalism

Prior study is not a prerequisite – you just need a passion for the subject matter!

You will specifically explore Content, Style, Techniques and Marketing, your primary journalistic tools

Suitability - Who should attend?

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

When you have successfully completed your studies you will receive a certificate of achievement from Focus Awards.

This is a non-regulated qualification which is endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme. They are not nationally recognised qualifications; on successful completion of your studies you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Focus Awards is regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Non-regulated qualifications endorsed under the FQP scheme are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Training Course Content

Module 1 – Introduction

  • What can this course do for you?
  • Why do we need content?
  • How is style arrived at?
  • How do we know what an editor wants?
  • Where is analysis important?

Module 2 – Markets

  • Presentation
  • Keeping records
  • What the editor wants
  • How to analyse
  • What the reader wants

Module 3 : Content

  • What do I write?
  • What not to write
  • Why do I need to find ideas?
  • How to save time and trouble?
  • When do some themes not sell?

Module 4 : Style

  • How do I write?
  • Why do I need to find the right tone?
  • How do I use the basics well?
  • When do I use structure?
  • Where is re-writing a factor?

Module 5 : Techniques

  • What techniques will help me sell my work?
  • Why do I need new angles?
  • How do basic techniques help?
  • When is the “writer’s dozen” valuable?
  • Where is self-discipline a factor?

Module 6 : Practical Matters

  • What is defamation?
  • Why is reputation important?
  • How do I avoid libel?
  • When is copyright important?
  • Where are photographs a factor?

Module 7: Fiction Writing

  • What do editors not want?
  • Why is market analysis valuable?
  • How do I undertake market analysis?
  • When is plotting useful?
  • Where is characterisation a factor?

Module 8 : No Excuses – verse, Criticism and Sports Writing

  • What is critical writing?
  • When is executive writing used?
  • Why does verse usually not sell?
  • Sports Writing

Module 9 : Tax and Expenses

  • Income tax
  • Credit Control
  • Where are expenses a factor?

Course delivery details

Flexible Study - when you want, where you want.

We will dispatch your course the same day if ordered before 2pm. Should your order be placed after this time we will post the next business day. For students enrolled on an online-only programme, you will receive access to your course materials within 24 hours of purchase.

By providing us with your mobile phone number, you consent to us passing this on to our Courier, who will notify you by SMS of the delivery time of your course materials. Your number will not be forwarded to any other parties by either ourselves or the Courier.

Expenses

Monthly Subscription Plans

We have a number of innovative subscription plans available to sort all budgets and support needs.

Simply choose your course and subscription package; your first payment will be taken by credit or debit card when you enrol, with subsequent payments due by monthly direct debit until you complete your studies

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Distance Learning Plus

Distance Learning Plus has helped over 45,000 students achieve success across a range of over 100 distance learning courses. With subjects ranging from Dog Grooming to Quality Assurance, we have a wide, and constantly updated portfolio of courses to choose...


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