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Music journalism 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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Our music journalism course equips you with the skills you need for a successful career as freelancer, staff writer or blogger.

With the right skills and training, you could be paid to write about your passion, even if you are a complete beginner.

Music magazines, websites and blogs have a constant need for professionally-written, opinionated and colourful copy.

Our online music journalism course trains you to identify these markets and produce the content they want to publish.

We also give you a thorough grounding in key journalism skills, including record-keeping, covering live events and maintaining that all-important contacts book.

Most importantly, our course prepares students for success, even before they graduate!

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What will I learn?

Our comprehensive online music journalism course will teach you how to:

  • Develop ideas suitable for a range of music-related publications.
  • Source information, conduct research and carry out effective interviews.
  • Write music news, reviews and features for a range of publications.
  • Apply media law and ethics to the world of music journalism.
  • Sell your work and get paid.

You will also benefit from unlimited tutor support every step of the way, including personalised feedback on every assignment.

You will benefit from unlimited tutor support from Julian Brouwer who is a professional journalist, columnist, reviewer and editor. 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 music journalism. It proves you are a qualified music journalist. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.


Our music journalism 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 music journalism 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 music journalism, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified music journalist.

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

Music journalism course tutor: Julian Brouwer

Journalist | columnist | reviewer | editor

As a music journalism course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Julian Brouwer, who is a writer, subeditor, and journalist with 20 years’ experience.

He had his own music column that was syndicated across local newspapers in London, and has written about everything from the Rolling Stones to local pub gigs.

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

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Music journalism course subjects

This vocational course covers every aspect of music journalism. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, based on real-world music 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 music journalism course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.

We regularly work with:

  • Beginners who want to become professional music writers.
  • People who need to write engaging and original content at work.
  • Marketing teams who need focused music writing skills.
  • 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 music writing businesses.
  • Music journalists 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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