About this course
BTEC Journalism is the equivalent of one A level qualification for post-16 learners interested in pursuing a career in journalism. The course will introduce learners to digital media practices and will enabling them to develop the transferable and higher-order skills that are highly valued by universities and employers. Learner will cover a range of core journalistic topics through applied learning with the view to progressing to higher education and/or to employment in the media sector.
This qualification will be taken alongside another BTEC Extended Certificate or A Level qualification.
What you will study
The Extended Certificate consists of 5 Units (360 Credits) over 2 years – 2 of which are compulsory:
- Digital Media Skills (Externally Assessed: 120 Credits)
- Digital Magazine Production (Internally Assessed: 60 Credits)
The optional units are each worth 60 credits. The following Units will be undertaken:
- Interviewing Techniques
- Writing Copy and Page Layout and Design for Digital Media.
Course fee per year
Part-time enrolment fee: £0.00
Individual Subject Entry Requirement GCSE Math and English Grade C
- The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
- Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
- Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
- Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
- Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
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- Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
- Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
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Career prospects & further study
Learners can progress onto university pathways in media and journalism as well as onto media apprenticeships and employment opportunities.
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