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Level 5 Diploma in Newspaper Journalism - QLS Endorsed

FREE Hardcopy Endorsed Certificate of Achievement with Level 5 Quality License Scheme Endorsed Training | 150 CPD Points



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408 hours
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150 CPD hours / points
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The Level 5 Diploma in Newspaper Journalism is a comprehensive course designed to equip aspiring and established journalists with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of newspaper journalism. The course covers all aspects of the newspaper journalism process, from gathering and verifying news to writing compelling articles and preparing them for publication.

The program is structured to provide a comprehensive learning experience with a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Students will learn how to gather and verify information, conduct interviews, write articles, and edit and proofread their work to the highest standards. The course also covers the ethical and legal considerations involved in newspaper journalism, providing students with the foundation they need to make informed decisions and work within the bounds of professional standards.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will have a deep understanding of the newspaper journalism process, as well as the skills and confidence needed to pursue successful careers in the field. Whether you're just starting out or looking to enhance your existing skills, the Level 5 Diploma in Newspaper Journalism is an excellent investment in your future and a step towards a career as a successful and impactful newspaper journalist. Enrol now and take your first step towards a rewarding career in journalism.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Level 5 Diploma in Newspaper Journalism, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the principles and practices of newspaper journalism and understand its role in modern society.
  2. Describe the history and development of newspaper journalism and its evolution over time.
  3. Conduct effective interviews to gather information for newspaper articles.
  4. Write clear, concise, and compelling news articles that engage and inform readers.
  5. Understand the news production process and be able to contribute to it.
  6. Report on a variety of events, including hard news and features, using appropriate writing styles and techniques.
  7. Apply writing skills to produce articles that meet professional standards in terms of accuracy, fairness, and ethical considerations.
  8. Recognise the importance of newspaper journalism law and understand how it applies to their work.
  9. Apply principles of journalism ethics in their work, including decision-making about what to report and how to report it.
  10. Ensure their own health and safety while conducting fieldwork as a newspaper journalist.

Why prefer this course?

There are many reasons to take our in-depth Level 5 Diploma in Newspaper Journalism- QLS Endorsed course. Here are a few:

  • QLS endorsed course.
  • From Monday through Friday, complete tutor support is offered.
  • Full access to course materials for a full year.
  • Immediate assessment findings
  • A free PDF certificate (CPD) is awarded after passing the course.
  • Study the subject of the course at your own pace.
  • Simple to understand modules and are taught by professionals
  • Ask our email and live chat teams for assistance or guidance at any time.
  • Utilise your computer, tablet, or mobile device to study at your own pace while finishing the course.



150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Course Curriculum:

  • Introduction And Principles Of Newspaper Journalism
  • History And Development Of Newspaper Journalism
  • Interviewing For Newspaper Journalism
  • News Writing
  • News Production
  • News Reporting
  • Writing Skills For Newspaper Journalists
  • Newspaper Journalism Law
  • Court Reporting
  • Journalism Ethics
  • Niche Journalism
  • Tips On Writing A Good Feature Story
  • Health And Safety For Journalists

Certificate of Achievement:

After successfully completing the Level 5 Diploma in Newspaper Journalism- QLS Endorsed, you will be eligible to order an original hardcopy certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The certificate will be delivered at your doorstep completely free of charge.

Who is this course for?

The Level 5 Diploma in Newspaper Journalism is suitable for:

  1. Aspiring journalists who want to develop a solid foundation in newspaper journalism and acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the field.
  2. Established journalists looking to enhance their existing skills and advance their careers.
  3. Anyone interested in pursuing a career in newspaper journalism and wants to gain a deep understanding of the industry and the skills required to succeed.
  4. Individuals who are passionate about writing, storytelling, and journalism and want to learn how to report news effectively.
  5. Students who want to gain practical experience in newspaper journalism and apply what they learn in real-world scenarios.
  6. Individuals who want to develop a broad range of skills, including writing, interviewing, news gathering, and editing.
  7. Those who want to understand the ethical and legal considerations involved in newspaper journalism and how to navigate these challenges.


No prior qualifications are needed for Learners to enrol on this Level 5 Diploma in Newspaper Journalism- QLS Endorsed course.

Career path

Graduates of the Level 5 Diploma in Newspaper Journalism can pursue the following careers:

  1. Newspaper journalist
  2. Court reporter
  3. Feature writer
  4. News reporter
  5. News editor
  6. Freelance journalist
  7. Niche journalist (e.g. health, sports, etc.)
  8. Correspondent
  9. Columnist
  10. Investigative journalist.

These professionals typically make between £20k to £55k per annum in the United Kingdom.

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Certificate of completion

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