Get into Journalism

This journalism course gives you an overview of a journalist’s life; the perfect introduction for moving to journalism training.

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Is this for you?

This course is designed for those who are considering a career in Journalism and want to find out more about the basic principles of the profession. 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 9 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date


Study Type

Blended, distance learning, in centre

Training Type



Around 8 to 10 hours

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About this course

Getting your first job in journalism can be tricky. This course will give you the answers and help demonstrate your commitment to potential employers. It will also help you if you have PR responsibilities in your work.

This journalism course gives you an overview of a journalist's life; the perfect introduction for moving to journalism training.

In four simple lessons, you'll progress from publishing history and media technology through to editing, law, features and page layout. Unlike other journalism courses, this one is designed to be both practical and flexible.

It operates on self-study basis, so you can take in your journalism lessons on a flexible basis whenever it suits you. During the course, you'll be creating a workbook, which will be yours to take away with you as a handy reference guide. You'll also be taking away the right to put the renowned Pitman Training name on your CV, and that's well worth having.

To progress further into journalism, we highly recommend our Teeline Fast shorthand course – an essential skill for all journalists.

There are four lessons in this course: -

Lesson One: Publishing through the centuries, the advances of media technology, skills and qualities required of a journalist, principles of effective news writing.

Lesson Two: Duties of a sub-editor, understanding of ‘house style’, the importance of copy-editing, the importance of proofreading, understanding publishing law.

Lesson Three: Different types of features, the importance of the brief, conducting an interview, writing up an interview.

Lesson Four: Understanding basic typography, the principles of page layout, using photographs on a page, understanding the role of advertising, writing headlines.

Aims and Objectives

This course will provide you with an overview of the work of a journalist.


There are no specific pre-requisites required for this course.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

This course offers a glimpse into the world of journalism so you can get a taster of what's involved and if it's the right career for you. If you decide it's the right path you can work towards a role as a journalist either in digital, editorial, junior copywriter to name just a few. Why not aim for the ultimate position of Editor!

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.


Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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