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Course Overview

Learn how to take your place in the dynamic world of information and communication by taking our popular Journalism course. Good writing and reporting are essential in a time where news and stories can be instantly accessed with a single swipe or button click. These online modules can place you on the right path to becoming an accomplished writer, able to present the facts and deliver the heart of a story to the masses. If you have a passion for writing, broadcasting, or interviewing, then we can help you become a fully-fledged expert in this field. This expertly written course provides the whole learning curve from news writing to on-location reporting and from ethics to legal necessities. You will be shown how to direct your skills to niche markets or lucrative assignments and thrive in a sector that needs integrity and determination to succeed.

Key Topics to Be Covered

  • History, evolution, and developments around journalism
  • Interviewing and writing techniques
  • Media platforms and the regulatory boards that govern them
  • Finding an audience and meeting their expectations
  • Looking for work opportunities and becoming an expert journalist

Learning Outcomes

  • Instant access to the training and advice concerning current journalism
  • Participation in interactive writing and reporting exercises
  • Quick assessment and guidance for all writing assignments
  • Freedom to study in any location and at a pace that suits you
  • Expert support from dedicated tutors committed to online learning

Your Path to Success

By completing the training in this course on Journalism, you will be able to perform writing assignments and journalistic duties in any appropriate medium. This will enhance your chances and abilities to apply for significant roles in reporting for newspapers, TV, or radio vacancies.

Is This Course Right for You?

This course is designed to introduce concepts around journalistic writing and reporting. It provides an excellent way to gain the skills and confidence needed for progression in several mediums looking for these skills. Full-time and part-time learners are equally supported, with study periods being entirely customisable to your needs.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement by the Quality Licence Scheme

An endorsed certificate will be issued for the learners as proof of their achievement after the completion of this course.

After successful course completion, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Only for £139 you can order and get endorsed certificates delivered to your home. International students have to pay an extra £10 as a postage charge.

CPD Certification from HF Online

The learners have to successfully complete the assessment of this course to achieve the CPD certificate. Digital certificates can be ordered for only £10. The learner can purchase printed hard copies inside the UK for £29, and international students can purchase printed hard copies for £39.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Academy for Health & Fitness will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Assessment Method

You have to complete the assignment questions given at the end of the course and score a minimum of 60% to pass the exam and to achieve Quality Licence Scheme endorsed certificates.

Our expert trainers will assess your assignment and give you feedback after you submit the assignment.

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction and Principles of Journalism
Introduction and Principles of Journalism 00:18:00
Module 02: History and Development of Journalism
History and Development of Journalism 00:20:00
Module 03: Interviewing
Interviewing 00:35:00
Module 04: Newspaper Journalism
Newspaper Journalism 00:13:00
Module 05: News Writing, Production and Reporting
News Writing, Production and Reporting 00:20:00
Module 06: Television Journalism
Television Journalism 00:32:00
Module 07: Radio Journalism
Radio Journalism 00:37:00
Module 08: Media Regulatory Bodies
Media Regulatory Bodies 00:31:00
Module 09: Writing Skills for Journalists
Writing Skills for Journalists 00:41:00
Module 10: Journalism law
Journalism law 00:35:00
Module 11: Defamation
Defamation 00:20:00
Module 12: Journalism Ethics
Journalism Ethics 00:17:00
Module 13: Health and Safety for Journalists
Health and Safety for Journalists 00:38:00
Module 14: Niche Journalism
Niche Journalism 00:24:00
Module 15: Tips on Writing a Good Feature Story
Tips on Writing a Good Feature Story 00:32:00
Module 16: Online and Freelance Journalism
Online and Freelance Journalism 00:16:00
Module 17: Becoming a Journalist
Becoming a Journalist 00:29:00
Assignment – Journalism 3 weeks, 5 days
Claim Your QLS Certificate 00:00:00


  • 1 year
  • Number of Units19
  • Number of Quizzes0
  • 3 weeks, 5 days

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