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Sports blogging level 3 diploma

An effective blogging course for new and experienced bloggers

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Our sports blogging course will equip you with the skills you need to build an engaging and interactive blog around your favourite pastime and passion.

From football to cycling, fans worldwide have a constant thirst for news about and insight into their favourite sports, teams and players. As a blogger, you could provide the information they want to read.

A blog gives you the chance to comment on the issues that are important to you. And our sports blogging course will show you how to do it effectively.

Your blog will remain unseen without the right training. But our online sports blogging course will show you how to build and maintain a first-class blog that attracts visitors.

You can start sharing your opinions and passions with the online community within days of signing up.

The course is ideal for:

  • People who want to start a blog from scratch.
  • Active bloggers who want to improve their existing blogs, or gain a level 3 qualification.
  • People who want to share their views and opinions as a hobby.
  • People who need a career blog to boost their work prospects.

Today, it seems like every sports fan has a blog. But how many are successful, or even readable?

The course is simple and practical and gives you the chance to write real-world posts right from the start. You will study in our Online Learning Area, which is accessible from a computer or a mobile app.

As a level 3 qualified blogger, you could be:

  • Getting the inside scoop on all the latest developments.
  • Enjoying interview access to your favourite sports stars.
  • Sharing your opinions and encouraging lively debates among your devoted readers.
  • Building a winning sports-writing portfolio that impresses editors.

If you enjoy writing, blogging is a great way to express your creativity and get your views out there. And you will benefit from unlimited tutor support every step of the way and get personal feedback on every assignment.

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What will I learn?

Our sports blogging course will teach you how to launch your own blog quickly, even if you are a complete beginner.

And experienced bloggers have found the course has shown them how to sharpen their skills, updated them on the latest techniques, and helped them start earning money from blogging.

You will learn how to:

  • Define your sports blog’s target readership.
  • Create and design your blog, using free web tools.
  • Write interesting, engaging and entertaining posts.
  • Promote your blog on social media platforms and optimise it for search engines.
  • Engage visitors, generate comments, and increase site traffic.

You will also learn how to blog safely, by applying laws including copyright, privacy and libel.

You will benefit from unlimited tutor support from Paul Clark, who is a sports journalism lecturer. He has also worked as a professional sports reporter. 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 and Certa Awards level 3 diploma in sports blogging. It proves you are a qualified sports blogger. ABC Awards and Certa Awards are leading national awarding bodies that are both regulated by Ofqual.


Our sports blogging 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 sports blogging 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 sports blogging, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified sports writer.

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

Sports blogging course tutor: Paul Clark

Journalist | writer | subeditor | proofreader

As a sports blogging course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Paul Clark, who is a sports journalism lecturer.

He has worked as a sports reporter for Sports Beat Agency, producing copy for both the national papers and specialist sports publications.

Paul has been a lecturer for over 11 years at a number of HE institutions and has taught a variety of courses including sports journalism.

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

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Sports blogging course subjects

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

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

Payment options

This course costs £274.50 including VAT. This is all you pay. There are no hidden charges, and we have a range of payment methods, so you can purchase your course wherever you live.

You can either pay the fee in full, or with three monthly instalments of £91.50 including VAT.

What happens when I enrol?

There are no set enrolment dates. You can begin studying when you want to.

Once you have completed your enrolment form and paid your fee, you will receive a login to our Online Learning Area.

There, you will find your learning materials and other resources. You can start studying when you want to.

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