Environmental journalism level 3 diploma
An effective journalism course for individuals and businesses
Organisations who use our courses:
Our online environmental journalism course trains you to write compelling news and articles for both print and online publications.
With environmental issues becoming ever more prominent, there is a constant need for topical, relevant and professional-quality content on topics as diverse as:
- Climate change, global warming, and pollution.
- Wildlife and habitat conservation.
- Sustainability and renewable energy sources.
- Companies’ and governments’ environmental obligations.
Our environmental journalism course will train you to write on all these topics and more, either as a staff writer or freelancer. The course is also popular with pressure groups, charities and organisations that are involved in environmental issues.
We will also teach you the necessary jargon so you feel confident approaching environmental experts and editors.
In addition, you will develop key journalism skills, such as record-keeping, covering live events and writing news from press releases.
What will I learn?
Our comprehensive environmental journalism course will teach you how to:
- Develop article ideas on a range of environmental topics.
- Source information, conduct research and carry out effective interviews.
- Write environmental news articles and features for digital and print publications.
- Apply media law and ethics to environmental 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 environmental journalism. It proves you are a qualified environmental journalist. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.
Our environmental 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 environmental 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 environmental journalism, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified environmental journalist.
These awards will equip you to apply for environmental journalism jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.
Environmental journalism course tutor: Dave Griffiths
Journalist | writer | subeditor | proofreader
As an environmental 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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Environmental journalism course subjects
This vocational course covers every aspect of environmental journalism. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, based on real-world environmental 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 environmental journalism course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.
We regularly work with:
- Beginners who want to become professional environmental 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 environmental writing businesses.
- Environmental 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.