Level 3 NCTJ Diploma in Journalism in Partnership with The News, Portsmouth

Course Code: 157AZMNW

At Highbury we place an emphasis on practical, real-world experience. You will pitch ideas, tip-offs and stories to local and national newspapers/websites, while building skills and a portfolio of published work. The essentials of journalism are covered in detail and include reporting, public affairs, media law, multimedia and shorthand. You will also be able to choose optional units, such as video and sports journalism. On the year-long Diploma, you will be based at The News’s office at Lakeside North Harbour where you will spend two days each week working in the newsroom alongside some of the best regional journalists in the business. We are also working in partnership with a local TV station, That’s Solent, and an on-going partnership with Portsmouth’s Community radio station Express FM, together with our own JAMM Radio station will enable you to gain radio experience if you are interested in broadcast journalism.

Details

Details

  • Venue Highbury Campus

  • Start Date 09/09/2019

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee i x 16-18 Tuition Fee See Costs and Payment for Details FREE

    19+ Tuition Fee i x 19+ Tuition Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £3821
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee i x 19+ Registration Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £349

  • Start Date 09/09/2020

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee i x 16-18 Tuition Fee See Costs and Payment for Details FREE

    19+ Tuition Fee i x 19+ Tuition Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £3821
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee i x 19+ Registration Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £349


Highbury’s no-nonsense practical training can give you the edge when it comes to finding work in the media. We have joined forces with The News in Portsmouth to create amazing opportunities for budding journalists.
The programme is due to run over 36 weeks, starting in September. You will be based mainly at The News.
If you do not hold A*-C GCSE in English and/or Maths, you will also have to attend Functional Skills English and Maths classes as part of your course. If you hold GCSE D Grade in English and/or Maths, you will also attend GCSE classes to improve your grade.
Assessment is by a mixture of exams and continuous assessment portfolio work. You will be taught by industry professionals.
You will achieve a Diploma in Journalism, accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
You will need at least five 9-4 (A*-C) grades at GCSE including English and maths. Ideally you should have also achieved either two A Levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification such as a BTEC Diploma.
Students normally leave Highbury College for a trainee post, and after that the sky is the limit.
With an NCTJ qualification in the bag, that will be your passport to a job, and thanks to an extensive network of contacts built up by Highbury College journalism lecturers, they will help students to find work, including help with CV writing and job interview techniques.
It would normally take you between three and five years to work your way up to a national newspaper. Political correspondents John Pienaar and Mark Austin are just two former Highbury students who have reached the top of their profession.
Thousands of others enjoy successful careers, working their way up to editor or specialist posts such as sports reporters or financial correspondents.
You can apply by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button below. Alternatively, if you have any questions prior to making your application, please call the admissions team on 02392 383131 and selecting option 3.

Fee guidance

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  • 19+ Tuition Fee indicates the cost of the core tuition and materials required to complete the qualification. Please note these fees may change for 2017-18.
  • 19+ Registration Fee indicates the cost to register with the awarding body. Please note these fees may change for 2017-18.

For more information, please contact the College on 02392 383 131.

Courses below Level 3

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19 or over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are unemployed and in receipt of certain government benefits
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are applying for a course Level 2 or below and do not already hold a full Level 2 qualification

If you are aged 19 over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are not in the above categories then you will usually pay the advertised fee.

Courses Level 3 and above

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and do not already hold a Full level 3 qualification

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If you’re 19 or older, you may be able to apply for a loan to help with the costs of a college or training course. The programme must be at Level 3 or Level 4 (such as Access). You won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £21,000 a year.

For more information or to apply please contact 0845 240 2024 or visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.

If you’re unsure about taking out a loan and want to seek advice then you’ll have the opportunity to do so. If you want advice on managing your finances, the Money Advice Service, established by the UK government, can offer free, impartial money advice. Visit their website at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Students who are not ordinarily resident in the UK should contact Highbury College to discuss unfunded fees.


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Please note: The College reserves the right to change the fees before the start of the course, such a course of action will only occur in exceptional circumstances.

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Details

  • Venue Highbury Campus

  • Start Date 09/09/2019

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee i x 16-18 Tuition Fee See Costs and Payment for Details FREE

    19+ Tuition Fee i x 19+ Tuition Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £3821
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee i x 19+ Registration Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £349

  • Start Date 09/09/2020

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee i x 16-18 Tuition Fee See Costs and Payment for Details FREE

    19+ Tuition Fee i x 19+ Tuition Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £3821
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee i x 19+ Registration Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £349


Qualification gained

  • Diploma in Journalism