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- Course type Distance learning course
- Duration 120 Hours, Part-time
- Qualification Level 3 Award
- Awarded by NCFE
Exam is included.
Tutor is available to students.
If you'd like to embark upon a career in journalism, the distance learning freelance Journalism & Fiction Writing Course will provide you with the necessary skills.
The home study journalism & fiction writing course provides training in all the core skills needed to launch a successful Freelance Journalism Career. The course is designed to suit you, allowing you to learn the fundamentals of freelance Journalism through flexible and cost-effective home study.
The objective of the course in Journalism is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to produce professional articles and market them effectively. It addresses key skills relevant to the industry such as content choice, style, technique and marketing.
The course in Fiction Writing provides a comprehensive guide to the key skills and techniques of writing fiction successfully, and also studies a variety of styles and media. Combining these two courses offers a unique way to study both fact and fiction writing. The course also looks at the practical aspects of getting published plus the essential elements of both short stories, novels and articles.
If you'd like a career in freelance Journalism or Fiction Writing, this course is the ideal distance learning training course for you.
HOME STUDY SUPPORT
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a nationally recognised certificate will be awarded by NCFE as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
We recommended you spend approximately 120 hours of your time studying for the Journalism & Fiction Writing course . The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.
Get started today, and you can earn your Level 3 NCFE Award in Journalism & Fiction Writing in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
HOME STUDY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Journalism & Fiction Writing and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You need to have an access to a PC with Microsoft Word or Microsoft Works installed. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
The NCFE Journalism & Fiction Writing course is divided into twenty comprehensive modules:
Module One: Introduction to Fiction
Module Two: Basic Techniques of Freelance Journalism
Module Three: Content / Style / Technique
Module Four: Marketing
Module Five: The Short Story
Module Six: The Fiction Market
Module Seven: Theme / Emotion / Viewpoint / Style
Module Eight: Plot, Characters and Characterisation
Module Nine: Motives / Mannerism / Dialogue
Module Ten: Writing for Radio
Module Eleven: Writing for Television
Module Twelve: Writing the Novel
Module Thirteen: Introduction
Module Fourteen: Markets
Module Fifteen: Content
Module Sixteen: Style
Module Seventeen: Techniques
Module Eighteen: Practical Matters
Module Nineteen: Fiction Writing
Module Twenty: No Excuses - verse, cricitism and sports writing
No prior knowledge or experience is required.