Certificate in Foundation Journalism distance learning programme

Distance learning materials for the Certificate in Foundation Journalism qualification for UK customers can be purchased from our online shop.

If you would like to purchase from outside of the UK please contact [email protected].

To gain the Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Journalism, learners must achieve a minimum of 25 credits, including the five mandatory modules (equal to fourteen credits) and a number of optional modules that will make up at least 11 credits (see the chart below).

(All work submitted as evidence for assessment must be current and have been produced either during or after learning the qualification units.)

Each individual subject is offered separately. They are standalone and their successful completion will result in the learner receiving an NCTJ unit certificate for that particular module(s).

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*For those wishing to go on to a career in journalism, study at foundation level is unlikely to lead directly to a job with a news organisation. However, successful study at foundation level is likely to give learners a head start when it comes to studying for an apprenticeship and/or the Diploma in Journalism.