Diploma in Journalism distance learning available from February

The eagerly awaited NCTJ Diploma in Journalism distance learning programme will go on sale in early February 2011.

The distance learning programme is perfect for those unable to study an NCTJ-accredited centre-based course. Through studying the programme, students will gain enough knowledge to sit the exams that make up the Diploma in Journalism - the qualification that editors look for when employing a trainee.

Students must complete five mandatory modules and two specialist options from a choice of four. They must also ensure they get work experience and practice their skills.

The five mandatory modules are: Reporting, Essential Media Law, Essential Public Affairs, Shorthand and a Portfolio of work.

The specialist options are: Media Law Court Reporting, Production Journalism, Sports Journalism and Business of Magazines.

The mandatory modules are the core skills all journalists need and the options allow them to develop specialist skills in other areas. Each module provides students with a sound knowledge and understanding of each subject so that they are prepared for the exams.

The core skills are available to purchase as a package at a cost of £383 plus VAT while the specialist options are £90 plus VAT each.

The core skills package includes:

·         A DVD-ROM containing the units that make up the core skills

·         Additional supporting materials including sample exam papers

·         Three shorthand audio CDs with transcriptions

·         Four textbooks that will help you to develop the knowledge in each of the subject areas

·         Details of the tutor support



An application form will be available to download from the website in February.

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