Media law basics

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Media law basics level 3 diploma

An effective media law course for individuals and businesses

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Course overview

Our media law basics course gives you a thorough grounding in all the essential legal issues relevant to journalists, editors and bloggers.

Whether working online or in print, there are many potential legal pitfalls of which you need to be aware.

Our online media law basics course takes you through everything you need to know, with practical examples and in-depth tutor feedback.

The course is particularly relevant for:

  • Freelance writers and bloggers who want to work within the parameters of the law.Accreditation logos
  • Media professionals who need legal training for their current role, or who want to update their existing skills.
  • Anyone new to the world of media who wants a full understanding of the legal issues they may face during the course of their work.
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What will I learn?

Our comprehensive media law basics course will ensure you understand:

  • What constitutes ‘libel’ under the Defamation Act 2013.
  • How to comply with copyright and privacy laws.
  • The relevant codes of practice relating to the media.
  • The specific requirements of covering court cases, crime and the victims of criminal acts.

You will benefit from unlimited tutor support from Cleland Thom, who is a professional editor and legal advisor. 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 media law basics. It proves you are qualified in media law. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.

Qualifications

Our media law basics 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 media law basics, 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 media law basics, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are qualified in media law.

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

Media law basics course tutor: Cleland Thom

Group editor | lecturer | blogger | legal advisor | mentor

As a media law basics course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Cleland Thom, who is a professional editor and legal advisor.

Cleland is recognised as one of the leading trainers and consultants in media law.

He has delivered in-house courses for every UK media group, and is the Press Gazette’s legal blogger

He is the author of several books, including Internet Law for Journalists, and gives legal advice to a number of media groups and corporations.

He will mentor you, mark your assignments, and give you expert advice.

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Media law basics course subjects

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

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 media law basics course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.

We regularly work with:

  • Freelance writers and bloggers who want to work within the parameters of the law.
  • Media professionals who need legal training for their current role, or who want to update their existing skills.
  • Anyone new to the world of media who wants a full understanding of the legal issues they may face during the course of their work.

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.

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