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Journalism and Print Production - Level 3 Extended Diploma at City of Oxford College

Course description

This course would offer students who are planning a career in journalism (print and online) the chance to achieve the equivalent of three A levels, with the added value of having access to work experience opportunities through close partnership working with local media outlets. This would initially be through Oxford Community Media, publishers of seven community newspapers in Oxford and four in Reading.


Course content

The course will include the following elements:

How to develop ideas, research and write stories and features
Interview techniques
Making contacts
Photography skills
Newspaper design and layout skills
An introduction to media law

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at A -C or alternative (can be on successful interview)

Future opportunities

University or an NCTJ approved qualification

Further information

You will need to study English and Maths in iGCSE if you have not achieved them at GCSE

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: OXPNDPRINT


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