NCTJ Video Journalism Module

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Qualification type: Certificate
Level: Level 3
Awarding body NCTJ
Academic year: 2017/2018
Start date September 2017
Duration 34 weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Short course

Course overview

The video journalism study programme is designed to enable trainees to produce short, focused video news reports for use on news websites and understand how to use the platform effectively. Creativity is encouraged but work should be to industry standards.

The four study units cover: equipment and techniques; video journalism and news gathering; interviewing; and regulation and compliance.


Course costs

Costs shown are per module







Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is 5 GCSE passes with Grades A-C (including English and maths). The majority of entrants have 'A’ levels or equivalent and/or are graduates.

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

The NCTJ video journalism is a specialist option module of the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. You will take part in classroom-based sessions and practical coursework.

How will I be assessed

You will sit a two hour video-editing examination which assesses your basic editing and reporting skills and ability to drive traffic to a news website using video through social media.

You are also required to submit a coursework assignment at the exam, which assesses their basic ability to create a video package and demonstrate how they would use it to drive traffic to a news website.

What next

On completion of the seven modules of the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, and at least 18 months in the workplace as a trainee, students progress to the senior exams qualification NQJ.

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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