Certificate in Foundation Journalism

Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), this course has been especially adapted for PET learners to help you develop your journalistic skills. You will complete units on the English language, news stories, recording information, feature writing and sports reporting.

There are six available units, that combine to create eleven credits:

  1. How to use the English language
  2. Using the English language
  3. How to tell a news story
  4. Recording information
  5. Feature writing
  6. Sports reporting

This course includes several additional unites that can be completed on ROTL or upon release in order to gain the full qualification.

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Written Coursework, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Assignment (e.g. an article in prison newspaper or magazine)

Exams: None

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Ensuring students have access to media sources, such as newspapers and magazines.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? A-Level English Language (Part 1), or Open University Access Module YO33: Starting with Arts and Languages

Find Out More: From the NCTJ here

© Prisoners' Education Trust 2024

whois: Andy White Freelance WordPress Developer London