Women’s magazine journalism

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Women’s magazine journalism level 3 diploma

An effective journalism course for individuals and businesses

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Course overview

Our online women’s magazine journalism course equips you with the skills you need to become a freelance contributor or staff writer for a range of leading publications.

Women’s magazines have a constant need for interesting, inspiring and professionally-written content to fill their glossy pages and online formats.

The type of content you might be writing includes:

  • In-depth features on a range of relevant topics, such as health, family and lifestyle.
  • True-life stories, profiles and confessions.
  • Ideas for recipes, crafts and home improvements.
  • Reviews of new beauty products and travel destinations.

Our women’s magazine journalism course will teach you how to produce all of these types of writing, and how to match your work to paying markets.

Within the women’s magazine market there is huge variety in style, tone and content.

We teach you how to analyse publications so you can pitch ideas that are tailored to each specific readership.

You will also learn key journalism skills, including writing from press releases, record-keeping and maintaining that all-important contacts book.

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What will I learn?

Our comprehensive online women’s magazine journalism course will teach you how to:

  • Develop article ideas suitable for a range of women’s magazines.
  • Source information, conduct research and carry out effective interviews.
  • Write articles and features for digital and print publications.
  • Apply media law and ethics to the world of magazine 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 women’s magazine journalism. It proves you are a qualified women’s magazine journalist. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.


Our women’s magazine 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 women’s magazine 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 women’s magazine journalism, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified women’s magazine journalist.

These awards will equip you to apply for women’s magazine journalism jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.

Unlimited tutor support coursesWomen’s magazine journalism course tutor: Justine Holman

Features journalist | editor

As a women’s magazine 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 women’s magazine journalism industry.

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

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Women’s magazine journalism course subjects

This vocational course covers every aspect of women’s magazine journalism. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, based on real-world women’s magazine 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 women’s magazine journalism course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.

We regularly work with:

  • Beginners who want to become professional women’s magazine 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 feature writing businesses.
  • Magazine 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.

International students

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.

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