This qualification does not lend itself to timed exams. Employers want evidence of real-world journalism in whatever genre or geographical field the learner wishes to specialise in. The e-portfolio provides the flexibility for the learner to choose their platform – digital, broadcast, print etc – as well as the type of stories, for instance, sport, politics, or general news etc. which must have an international dimension and must cover all the key study units. When the e-portfolio is complete it will include five pieces of journalism, presented on any platform (see conditions below). The completed e-portfolio will be a useful demonstration of a learner’s ability and experience to potential international employers and may help learners in the search for their first job outside of the UK.

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