Journalism & Fiction Writing CourseOpen Study Courses
- Distance learning
- 120 hours of study
Frequent Asked Questions
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent. 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.
Journalism & Fiction Writing
NCFE & EDL Certificate
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.
COURSE KEY TOPICS
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
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.
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 certificate of achievement will be awarded by NCFE & EDL 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 Professional Certificate 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
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent.
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 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.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Professional Certificate in Journalism & Fiction Writing home study course is Rs. 34,548 , though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only Rs. 27,638 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also avail a 10% discount if you opt to pay in 50/50. You can enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 15,546 and one payment of Rs. 15,546 next month.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 13,819 and then 4 equal payments of Rs. 5,182 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
NCFE Level 3 Journalism & Fiction Writing Certificate
EDL Professional Certificate in Journalism & Fiction Writing
This is a dual certification course. Successful Learners will be awarded an international qualification from NCFE and a professional Award from your college EDL. Fees for both are included in the course fee.
A Professional Certificate in Journalism & Fiction Writing will improve your career opportunities, job prospects and provide a foundation for further education not only in India but in the US, Australia the UK and the rest of Europe.
Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by experienced educational professionals and is quality assured by NCFE and EDL.
More than 150 years of Vocational Awarding, NCFE can trace their record of working with colleges and other providers back to their founding organisation...
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
Newspaper journalists, also known as reporters, investigate and write up stories for local, regional and national newspapers. They cover any event of interest to their specific audience, ranging from reporting on council meetings and school fetes for a local paper, to general elections and world events for the national press. As a newspaper journalist, your work would typically include: investigating a story as soon as it breaks following up potential leads developing new contacts interviewing people, both face-to-face and over the phone attending press conferences recording meetings and interviews using recording equipment or shorthand coming up with ideas for new stories and features writing up articles in a style that will appeal to the intended audience. You could choose to specialise in a specific subject such as sport, politics or entertainment. Because most newspapers have an online edition, you may also write stories for the web. Newspaper journalists sometimes work as sub-editors, preparing reporters' writing ('copy') for printing.
Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Professional Certificate in Journalism & Fiction Writing home study course and earn your Certificate:
1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
2. A full range of student services, including:
Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
Guide to Effective Study Techniques
How to approach exams without fear
3. An NCFE Quality Assured Certificate upon course completion.
4. An EDL Professional Certificate upon course completion.
5. One year educational support by e-mail, post, or fax.
6. Free postage and packaging
FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 10 days your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
Work placements: Newspaper Journalist
Contact person: Student Support Team