Optional subjects

A full list of optional subjects is below. Use the links on the menu to the left to find out more about each subject.

There are 13 modules to choose from:

  • How to use the English Language (level 2) - 1 credit
  • Using the English language (level 2) - 1 credit
  • Writing for a specific purpose - 1 credit
  • Feature writing - 2 credits
  • How society works - 4 credits
  • Using video to tell a story - 2 credits
  • Using audio to tell a story - 3 credits
  • Taking images suitable for publication - 1 credit
  • Finding and using data - 2 credits
  • Sports reporting - 4 credits
  • Writing reviews and comment articles - 1 credit
  • The history of news - 1 credit
  • Community radio newsgathering - 2 credits

Those working to complete the Certificate in Foundation Journalism must complete optional subjects with a minimum value of eleven credits as well as the five mandatory subjects.

Alternatively, modules may be completed individually. On successful completion, learners will be awarded a unit certificate.

Thirty minutes of tutor support is included in each unit.

To order, click here.

Please note: this qualification has recently been under review and has been updated. Learners who started the qualification before 30 September 2018 may continue to complete the qualification on its old structure until 30 September 2019. Click here for transition arrangements.