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Get in to the Media Industry with Future Radio
Future Radio is very happy to announce that we are offering access to a National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Level 3 Diploma Course, with the Learning and Development Bureau. The NCTJ Level 3 Diploma is designed by journalists, to train people in the field of journalism and provide a qualification that employers recognise when recruiting journalists.
The Learning and Development Bureau is a provider of top quality training and development programmes across the UK, more information on them can be found here http://learninganddevelopmentbureau.org.uk/about-us/
The Learning and Development Bureau provide instructors for fortnightly training sessions and to provide assignments that will then be carried out with us at Future Radio, giving candidates both theoretical and practical experience.
The length of the course is flexible and will be determined by the progress of the candidates, but is estimated at one year. Estimated hours over that year are 560 hours of guided learning, including the fortnightly training sessions and an additional 260 hours preparation and study. However, the allocation of those hours is very flexible and could be done around a part time job.
Learners must gain 82 credits overall to obtain the full qualification. Credit is awarded for achievement of grades A-E in each of the units and/or 60-120 words per minute shorthand. Modules include:
Level 3 Essential journalism 22 credits
Level 3 Essential journalism ethics and regulation 3 credits
Level 3 E-portfolio for journalists 12 credits
Level 3 Essential Media Law and Regulation for Journalists 10 credits
Optional elective units
Level 3 Shorthand for journalists 14 credits
Level 3 Public affairs for journalists 7 credits
Level 3 Media law court reporting 7 credits
Level 3 Production journalism 7 credits
Level 3 Videojournalism for online 7 credits
Level 3 Business of magazines 7 credits
Level 3 Sports journalism 7 credits
Level 3 Broadcast journalism 14 credits
Level 3 Business and finance journalism 7 credits
Level 3 Photography for Journalists 7 credits
Level 3 PR and communications for journalists 14 credits
Level 3 Practical Magazine Journalism 14 credits
Level 3 Radio Journalism 7 credits
Level 3 TV Journalism 7 credits
Level 3 Introduction to PR for journalists 7 credits
Who Can Apply?
· The course is open to anyone over the age of 16
· UK residency
· At least 5 GCSEs at or above level 4 or grade C
· The only fees that apply are the Future Radio membership fees, which are £10 per month or £5 per month concessions (students in full time education or recipients of employment limiting benefits). There is no fee for under 18s.
Where to Apply
Please follow this link to fill out and submit an application form
Deadline to Apply
The course will start as soon as we have enough approved candidates, however spaces are very limited, so please apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out.