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 14 modules to choose from:

  • How to use the English Language (level 2) - 1 credit
  • Using the English language (level 2) - 1 credit
  • Writing for digital media - 1 credit
  • Writing for a specific purpose - 1 credit
  • Feature writing - 1 credit
  • How society works - 2 credits
  • Using video to tell a story - 2 credits
  • Using audio to tell a story - 2 credits
  • Taking images suitable for publication - 1 credit
  • Finding and using data - 1 credit
  • Sports reporting - 2 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 six credits as well as the four 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.

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