Frequently asked questions

Here are the most frequently asked questions regarding the Certificate in Foundation Journalism. If you haven't found the answer to your query here please email [email protected]

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

You will be given assessments to complete as you work your way through each unit. Your work should be submitted into your logbook. You only need to complete one logbook however a new logbook will be included with every purchase. There are no exams associated with the course.  

Completed units are submitted via the Journalism Skills Academy (JSA) for assessment. There are set times throughout the year when CFJ units are assessed by the NCTJ. Dates are advised on the JSA.