Sports journalism level 3 diploma
An effective journalism course for individuals and businesses
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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 learn?
Our 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.
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.
When you graduate, you will receive the ABC Awards level 3 diploma in sports journalism. It proves you are a qualified sports journalist. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.
Our sports 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 sports 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 sports journalism, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified sports journalist.
These awards will equip you to apply for sports journalism jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.
Sports 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.
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.
Who is this course for?
Our sports journalism course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.
We regularly work with:
- Beginners who want to become professional sports writers.
- People who need to write engaging and original content at work.
- 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 sports writing businesses.
- Sports writers 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.