Sports Journalism Module (NCTJ)

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Qualification type: Certificate
Level: Level 3
Awarding body NCTJ
Academic year: 2017/2018
Start date September 2017
Duration 15 Weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Short course

Course overview

This 15 week course will offer a 'stand alone' industry-recognised Sports Journalism Module. The programme of study includes an introduction to sports reporting, the sports news cycle, press conferences and interviewing, sports news, sports public affairs and sports politics, sports features and editing sports stories.

Sports Journalism students can expect hands-on experience in sports reporting and the opportunity to gain work experience with the module tutor, Daily Express sports writer Niall Hickman.

Former sports student Tom Etherington scored a great result when he became editor of the English edition of the football website

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Course costs

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Entry requirements

This single module course would be of interest to those currently studying the core modules of the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism or those already in possession of the Diploma. It would also be of interest to anyone wanting to develop their sports writing skills including grassroots sports correspondents.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

SPORTS JOURNALISM MODULE is a specialist option for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism offered at Darlington College which includes studies in media law, court reporting, practical reporting, public affairs and video journalism for online.

How will I be assessed

The exam at the end of the course is divided into two parts: a live match report where candidates produce half-time and final whistle stories; and a one hour exam testing current sporting knowledge and sports public affairs issues.

What next

On completion of the seven modules of the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, and at least 18 months in the workplace as a junior reporter, students progress to the National Certificate Exams and the position of senior reporter.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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