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Freelance photojournalism level 3 diploma

An effective journalism course for individuals and businesses

Practical and engaging assignments | Unlimited tutor support  | Recognised qualification

Course summary

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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Course overview

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Anyone can be a photojournalist these days. You will see viewers’ photos on the TV news, online and in printed media.

Our freelance photojournalism course will give you the skills you need to:

  • Identify marketable photo opportunities.
  • Take great photos.
  • Write stories to go with them.
  • Make money by selling them.

There is a strong market for news, photos and features for multimedia platforms. Publishers pay hundreds for good photos and are more likely to use those that have well-written articles to go with them.

And our freelance photojournalism course will equip you to source them and sell them.

The course leads to the respected CMP diploma, which is recognised by editors and journalists worldwide.

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What will I learn?

This comprehensive photojournalism course shows you how to:

  • Create photo and article ideas and match them to multi-media platforms: online, tablet, print, Twitter, etc,
  • Source photos and stories through research, searching and interviews,
  • Write image-led news articles and features and adapt them for different platforms,
  • Understand media law and ethics,
  • Take and edit videos, photos and podcasts,
  • 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 freelance photojournalism. It proves you are a qualified freelance photojournalist. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.


Our freelance photojournalism course has been independently endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme, which is regulated by Ofqual. So, when you finish, you will receive the ABC Awards and Certa Awards level 3 diploma in freelance photojournalism course, and a learner unit summary. This lists the subjects you have studied.

The ABC Awards and Certa Awards diploma guarantees that you have been assessed at level 3 standards, and are competent to practise. ABC Awards and Certa Awards are leading national awarding bodies that are both regulated by Ofqual.

In addition, you will receive the fully accredited CMP diploma in freelance photojournalism, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified freelance photojournalist.

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

Freelance photojournalism course tutor: Dave Griffiths

Journalist | writer | subeditor | proofreader

As a freelance photojournalism 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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Freelance photojournalism course subjects

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

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 freelance photojournalism course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.

We regularly work with:

  • Beginners who want to become professional photojournalists.
  • 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 photojournalism businesses.
  • Freelance photojournalists 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.

International students

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.

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