Business journalism level 3 diploma
An effective journalism course for individuals and businesses
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Our business journalism course qualifies you to write about a specialism that offers plenty of opportunities – even if you don’t have a background in business or finance.
There are developments in the business world 24/7. Many of these have local and global impact.
Once you’ve completed our online business journalism course, you’ll be fully equipped to write anything from breaking news stories about trade and industry to in-depth profiles of business leaders.
And you will develop key skills and learn the jargon needed to work in the world of business journalism with confidence.
Importantly, you’ll also learn how to identify appropriate print and multimedia markets for your work.
What will I learn?
Our business journalism course covers every aspect of modern journalism. You will learn how to:
- Create and sell ideas for topical business articles.
- Source information through research and interviews.
- Write business news articles and features for print and multimedia platforms.
- Apply media law and ethics to business journalism.
- Sell your work and get paid.
You will benefit from unlimited tutor support from Dave Griffiths who is a freelance journalist, writer, subeditor and proofreader. He will help you every step of the way.
He will also give you personal feedback on every assignment, answer your questions and provide expert careers guidance, so you get the very best out of the course.
When you graduate, you will receive the ABC Awards level 3 diploma in business journalism. It proves you are a qualified business journalist. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.
Our business journalism course has been independently endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. So, when you finish, you will receive the ABC Awards level 3 diploma in business journalism, and a learner unit summary. This lists the subjects you have studied.
The ABC diploma guarantees that you have been assessed at level 3 standards, and are competent to practise. ABC Awards is a leading national awarding body, and is regulated by Ofqual.
In addition, you will receive the fully accredited CMP diploma in business journalism, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified business journalist.
These awards will equip you to apply for business journalism jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.
Business journalism course tutor: Dave Griffiths
Journalist | writer | subeditor | proofreader
As a business journalism course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Dave Griffiths, who is a journalist, writer, subeditor, and proofreader with 27 years’ experience.
He has worked for Press Association’s website Ananova, the Manchester Evening News, Orange’s wapsite, and various weekly papers in Cheshire, Lancashire and London.
He will mark your work, answer your questions and give you friendly help and advice.
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Business journalism course subjects
This vocational course covers every aspect of business journalism. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, based on real-world business journalism.
Every assignment is personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you’ll receive expert feedback on your progress.
Who is this course for?
Our business journalism course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.
We regularly work with:
- Beginners who want to become professional business writers.
- People who need to write engaging and original content at work.
- Small businesses and freelancers who want to attract more clients.
- Experienced writers and journalists who want to retrain or upgrade their skills.
- People looking to start their own freelance business-writing businesses.
- Business writers who want recognised qualifications.
We have an excellent reputation working with disabled learners, and people who are housebound or terminally ill.
Access to our resources library
You will have free and unlimited access to our extensive resources library. It contains downloadable podcasts, videos, ebooks and tips files to help your career.
This is in addition to your comprehensive course materials and tutor support.
You can study this online course wherever you live. We have students in more than 100 countries. And you can trust us, as we are accredited by two international accrediting bodies:
Both organisations promote excellence in worldwide online study, so international students can verify our quality before they enrol.
Accreditation and quality
We comply with the very highest external standards. We are:
Each organisation has its own standards, code of practice and complaints procedure, so you can enrol with complete confidence.
CMP Charter Mark
The Charter Mark is our benchmark of educational quality. We award it to graduates who have also demonstrated they can work professionally in the online environment.
The Charter Mark gives employers the confidence that candidates applying for jobs or freelance work have received accredited training and independent assessment. And it gives learners credibility in the competitive world of journalism.