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Food journalism level 3 diploma

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Practical and engaging assignments | Unlimited tutor support  | Recognised qualification

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Price:£294.50 or 3 monthly payments of £98.16. Prices include VAT.
Tutor support:Unlimited support from an expert.
Requirements:An interest in business. Take our journalism challenge
Duration:Flexible: 3-6 months. No deadlines.
Start date:No set dates. Start when you like.
Available to:UK and international learners.
Accreditation:ABC | EADL | ABCC | IADL.
Government registered:Yes. UK Register of Learning Providers number: 10008168.
Qualification:ABC Awards level 3 diploma.
Awarded by:ABC Awards.

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Food journalism course student eating a mealOur food journalism course prepares you for a successful career as a staff writer, freelancer or blogger.

If you enjoy experimenting with new ingredients, trying different cuisines and uncovering the very best places to eat, becoming a professional food journalist is a great way to indulge your passion. And you can get paid for it!

As well as helping many individuals become successful food journalists, this course is also used to train staff from some well respected organisations, including Farmers Weekly magazine, William Reed Business, Poultry World magazine and RBI. See our other clients

Food writing covers a range of areas, including:

  • Restaurant reviews.
  • Food-inspired history and travelogues.
  • Testing and creating recipes.
  • Ingredients, cuisines and wine.
  • Industry news and trends.

Our online food journalism course will help you find suitable markets in all these areas, and train you to write the content they want to publish.

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What will I learn?

Cake on a plateOur comprehensive online food journalism course will teach you how to:

  • Develop article ideas suitable for a range of food- and drink-related publications.
  • Source information, conduct research and carry out effective interviews.
  • Write articles and features on food and drink for digital and print publications.
  • Apply media law and ethics to the world of food journalism.
  • Sell your work and get paid.

You will benefit from unlimited tutor support from Justine Holman, who is a professional features journalist and editor. She will help you every step of the way.

She 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 food journalism. It proves you are a qualified food journalist. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.

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Food journalism course certificateOur food 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 food 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 food journalism, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified food journalist.

These awards will equip you to apply for food journalism jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.

Food journalism course tutor: Justine HolmanFood journalism course tutor: Justine Holman

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As a food journalism course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Justine Holman, who is a features journalist and editor.

Justine has written for many large publications, including Elle, The Express, Chat, Women’s Weekly, TV Times and Just 17 and has vast experience in the food journalism industry.

She will mark your work, answer your questions and give you friendly help and advice.

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Food journalism course subjects

This vocational course covers every aspect of food journalism. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, based on real-world food journalism.

Every assignment is personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you’ll receive expert feedback on your progress.

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Who is this course for?

online course students working on computersOur food journalism course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.

We regularly work with:

  • Beginners who want to become professional food 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 food writing businesses.
  • Food writers who want recognised qualifications.

We have an excellent reputation working with disabled learners, and people who are housebound or terminally ill.

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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.

International students

You can study this online course wherever you live.International accreditation logos 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.

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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

CMP journalism charter markThe 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.

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