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Journalism Level 3 Diploma at Cirencester College

Course description

Learn about news, current affairs, fashion and celebrity journalism for magazines, newspapers and blogs.  This course can fit alongside A-levels or a vocational programme.

Course content

The news industry is changing at a rapid pace, with online technology allowing news circulation to become instantly accessible. As audiences, we now receive news on multiple platforms, from established and well know broadcasters to independent providers, with the use of more contemporary methods such as social media playing an increasingly important role.

Through both exam and internally assessed coursework, you will have an opportunity to investigate the contemporary news industry, current news gathering techniques, research market demand and learn about press regulation and ownership. You will be able to apply practical and creative skills and knowledge by producing a print product which will allow you to develop your own writing, proofing and sub-editing skills. The course will allow you to gain an understanding of the variety of opportunities and progression routes available within this sector and where you might like to take your career.


Through exams and also internally assessed coursework.

Future opportunities

This course is well placed if you are thinking about applying for a job with a  local paper or magazine, and works just as well as a supporting subject if you are thinking of university or an apprenticeship in the media sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cirencester College directly.

Last updated date: 27 January 2017
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