Is this course for me?
If you want a career in journalism including music, sport and fashion writing and love communicating using social media, then this could be the course for you. You should have a positive attitude, a lively and enquiring mind and a willingness to explore new ideas. You need to have good time management skills to manage coursework and meet assignment deadlines.
What will I learn?
You will learn how to write news and magazine features, develop professional page design skills and complete photography and video projects. Alongside this you will create your own website and devise a social media marketing campaign. This will allow you to explore many options that you can study at a higher level.
Over the two-year programme, Level 3 Extended Diploma students will complete 13 units of study. In year 1 you will be introduced to a broad range of skills. This will then give you the opportunity to develop a more independent route in the second year. All of your studies will be supported by related theoretical studies that make up an important component of the course.
What else will I gain?
The department has many close links with publishing companies and digital marketing agencies.
Why study this course at The Sheffield College?
You will learn from highly qualified and experienced staff with a range of academic and professional media experience. The course will be based in the new building at Hillsborough College. You will have access to purpose-built facilities including a TV studio, video and audio suites and professional production equipment.
5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language.
Where will it lead?
Your next step could be to university/higher education courses such as journalism (including music, sport, fashion and broadcast journalism) marketing and public relations, event management and new media.
Successful students can also apply for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. This is an industry-standard professional journalism qualification delivered by The Sheffield College.
Future career opportunities could include working in publishing, marketing, public relations and event management.
The course can also lead to working as a journalism apprentice on the NCTJ Advanced Apprenticeship or the Advanced Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Production.