Optional subjects

A full list of optional subjects is below.

There are 14 modules to choose from:

  • How to use the English Language (level 2)
  • Using the English language (level 2)
  • Writing for digital media
  • Writing for a specific purpose
  • Feature writing
  • How society works
  • Using video to tell a story
  • Using audio to tell a story
  • Taking images suitable for publication
  • Finding and using data
  • Sports reporting
  • Writing reviews and comment articles
  • The history of news
  • Community radio newsgathering

Those working to complete the Certificate in Foundation Journalism must complete optional subjects with a minimum value of six credits as well as the four mandatory subjects.

Alternatively, modules may be completed individually. On successful completion, learners will be awarded a unit certificate.

Thirty minutes of tutor support is included in each unit.