Travel journalism level 3 diploma
An effective journalism course for individuals and businesses
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Our online travel journalism course equips you with the skills you need for an exciting career as a freelancer, blogger or staff writer.
It’s a big world out there, and travel publications have a constant need for unique, interesting and professionally-written content about every corner of it.
Our travel journalism course teaches you how to find suitable markets and produce the content they want to publish.
You will learn how to find original angles on well-travelled destinations, uncover the next big tourist hotspots, and give readers a flavour of what it is actually like to be there.
We teach you the skills you need to develop saleable ideas for print and multimedia publications.
We also give you the chance to ‘find your voice’ as a travel writer, so you can produce atmospheric and lively articles.
In addition, you will learn key journalism skills including record-keeping, working with press releases and data, and newswriting techniques.
What will I learn?
Our comprehensive online travel journalism course will teach you how to:
- Develop article ideas suitable for a range of travel publications.
- Source information, conduct research and carry out effective interviews.
- Write travel news, articles and features for digital and print publication.
- Apply media law and ethics to the world of travel journalism.
- Sell your work and get paid.
You will benefit from unlimited tutor support from Justine Holman, who is a professional features journalist and editor. She will help you every step of the way.
She 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 travel journalism. It proves you are a qualified travel journalist. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.
Our travel 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 travel 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 travel journalism, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified travel journalist.
These awards will equip you to apply for travel journalism jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.
Travel journalism course tutor: Justine Holman
Features journalist | editor
As a travel journalism course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Justine Holman, who is a features journalist and editor.
Justine has written for many large publications, including Elle, The Express, Chat, Women’s Weekly, TV Times and Just 17 and has vast experience in the travel journalism industry.
She will mark your work, answer your questions and give you friendly help and advice.
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Travel journalism course subjects
This vocational course covers every aspect of travel journalism. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, based on real-world travel 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 travel journalism course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.
We regularly work with:
- Beginners who want to become professional travel 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 travel writing businesses.
- Travel 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.
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.