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Part-time accredited journalism course offers real-life newsroom experience

18 August 2017

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Would-be journalists have the chance to kick-start their media careers in north Wales with industry qualifications and the chance to work in real newsrooms.

Wrexham Glyndwr University has a limited number of places available on its Certificate of HE in Journalism part-time course for September 2017.

The course, which has been running successfully since 2008, has just been re-accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists – the industry’s training supremo.

It makes it the only journalism course in north Wales with the NCTJ seal of approval and embedded work placements.

Students, who can take the course over one or two years, sit the NCTJ’s Diploma in Journalism which is recognised across the UK media as the gold standard for journalism training.

The programme, which works in partnership with media groups across the region, includes weekly placement in newsrooms across North Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire working with senior journalists.

Course leader Janet Jones said: “Our mix of real work experience in busy newsrooms alongside classroom teaching by leading journalists means there is no better place to start your media career.

“We work closely with media groups across the area to make sure our students get the very best experience from their newsroom placements and this means that we have only limited places available.”

Students on the course study all aspects of digital and multi-media journalism as well as the traditional skills of media law and shorthand.

The NCTJ has also accredited a new three-year journalism degree at Wrexham Glyndwr University which will start in September 2018.

It also includes the full NCTJ qualifications and an extensive newsroom placement in the final year.

Apply for the Certificate of HE in Journalism or email j.m.jones@glyndwr.ac.uk for more information.

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