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An effective journalism course for individuals and businesses

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Course summary

Price:£394.50 or 3 monthly payments of £131.50. Prices include VAT. See payment options
Tutor support:Unlimited support from an expert.
Requirements:An interest in journalism. Take our journalism challenge
Duration:Self-paced, as long as you need.
Start date:No set dates. Begin when you choose.
Available to:UK and international learners.
Accreditation:ABCC | EADL | IADL.
Quality endorsed by:ABC and Certa Awards.
Government registered:Yes. UK Register of Learning Providers number: 10008168.
Certification:ABC Awards and Certa Awards certificate of achievement & CMP level 3 diploma.

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Course overview

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Our online sports journalism course is for people who have a passion for sports and enjoy writing. This popular course is ideal for beginners, and will equip you with the skills you need to start building a successful career within sports journalism.

Sports journalism is one of the most popular, competitive and enjoyable specialisms, and one that is open to anyone.

Our sports journalism course teaches you how to find suitable markets for your work and to write the content they want to publish.

We also teach you the essential journalism skills you will need, such as record-keeping, covering press conferences, interviews, matches and events, and writing news from press releases.

What will I get button

This course gets results

Many of our graduates testify that our sports journalism course helped them to find jobs, set up as freelancers, or boost their skills at work.

See these examples below, and contact us if you’d like to see some others.

What our learners say

Our aim is to give you the best learning experience you’ve ever had, or ever will have.

Successful sports journalism course graduate, Elias Limwanya, said the course helped him achieve his “long-term dream of sports broadcasting”.

He went on to describe CMP as “the best trainers in the world”. See his review

Another successful learner, Ali McLauchlan, said the course was “perfect”. See his review

What will I learn?

Sports journalism course student typing on laptopOur comprehensive sports journalism course will teach you how to:

  • Develop article ideas suitable for a range of sports publications.
  • Source information, conduct research and carry out effective interviews.
  • Write sports news, articles and features for digital and print publication.
  • Apply media law and ethics to sports journalism.
  • Sell your work and get paid.
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You will benefit from unlimited tutor support from Paul Clark who is a  professional 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.

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How does the course work?

Our courses are delivered online. So, you can study at a pace you’re completely comfortable with and fit your studies around your lifestyle.

You can use a computer, or our exclusive app to work on a tablet or smartphone.


Our sports journalism course has been independently endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme which is a product of ABC Awards and Certa Awards, who endorse high-quality, non-regulated courses and training programmes.

So at the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the Units the learner has completed as part of the course).

In addition, you will receive the fully accredited CMP diploma in sports journalism, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a certified sports journalist.

These awards will equip you to apply for sports journalism jobs, use new skills in the workplace or find freelance work.

Sports journalism course tutor: Paul ClarkSports journalism course tutor: Paul Clark

Journalist | writer | subeditor | proofreader

As a sports journalism course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Paul Clark, who is a sports journalist, writer and subeditor.

Paul Clark has worked as a sports reporter for Sports Beat Agency, producing copy for both the national papers and specialist sports publications. He has been a lecturer for over 11 years at a number of higher education institutions and has taught a variety of courses including sports journalism.

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

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Sports journalism course subjects

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

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

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How long will it take?

Our online courses are flexible. There are no deadlines, time limits or expiry dates.

So, you can study at a pace that suits you, and fit the course around your lifestyle.

Most people take around three months to complete this course, but each learner is different.

There are no set start dates.

You can enrol and begin studying when you want to.

What will I need?

We aim to keep our course delivery as simple as possible, so people of all ages, locations and abilities can take part.

This is what you will need to study our sports journalism course:

  • Access to a computer, tablet or similar device.
  • Internet access.
  • Microsoft Word or equivalent: OpenOffice, iWork pages.
  • An email account.
  • A camera and a video recorder. Smartphones or tablets are acceptable.

Our courses are often used for staff training

Some of the world’s biggest corporations use our courses to train their workers.

They appreciate the flexibility. People can work step-by-step, in their own time, with input from an expert tutor when they need it. Many learners find they can apply their new skills to their jobs straight away.

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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.International accreditation logos 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.

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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

CMP charter markThe 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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Flexible study to suit you and your schedule