Radio journalism level 3 diploma
An effective journalism course for individuals and businesses
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Our online radio journalism course equips you with the skills you need to build a successful career behind the microphone as a broadcasting and multimedia professional.
National, local and internet radio stations have a constant need for engaging, professional content to fill their schedules.
Our radio journalism course trains you to identify appropriate outlets, create the content they need and get paid for your efforts.
Radio journalism requires a very specific skillset that encompasses traditional reporting methods, vocal techniques and technical proficiency.
We help you master all these areas and more.
We also teach you all the essential jargon, so you feel confident approaching and working with other radio professionals.
What will I learn?
Our comprehensive online radio journalism course will teach you how to:
- Develop ideas suitable for radio broadcast.
- Create and edit copy stories, voicers, tasters and packages.
- Create content suitable for broadcast on radio stations and social media platforms.
- Apply media law and ethics to the world of radio journalism.
- Sell your work and get paid.
You will benefit from unlimited tutor support from Andy Carter, who is a professional group head of news, and a radio presenter and producer. 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 radio journalism. It proves you are a qualified radio journalist. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.
Our radio 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 radio 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 radio journalism, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified radio journalist.
These awards will equip you to apply for radio journalism jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.
Radio journalism course tutor: Andy Carter
Group head of news | radio presenter | producer
As a radio journalism course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Andy Carter, who is a radio presenter and producer, and group head of news.
Andy has worked for the UK’s top broadcasting companies, and was group head of news for 27 local radio stations.
He will mark your work, answer your questions and give you friendly help and advice.
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Radio journalism course subjects
This vocational course covers every aspect of radio journalism. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, based on real-world radio 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 radio journalism course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.
We regularly work with:
- Beginners who want to become professional radio journalists.
- People who need to write engaging and original content at work.
- Experienced writers and journalists who want to retrain, or upgrade their skills.
- People looking to start their own radio show.
- Radio journalists and broadcasters 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.