Join the Global Academy Sixth Form and study our unique industry-focused and creative Journalism pathway.
During the course students will study for a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Journalism) – during your two years at Global Academy – you could cover the following skills and knowledge to kickstart your career in digital journalism:
- Gathering Information and Telling a News Story
- Recording information and Ethical Considerations
- Writing for digital media
- Using Video and Audio to Tell a Story
- Creating content for social media
- Radio Newsgathering
- Taking images for publication
- Writing for purpose
The type of projects which you may be doing during the course could include:
- Creating engaging news content for web, social, audio, video
- Running the Newsroom for the Global Academy media brand – Youths Choice on radio and social
- Interviews and Feature writing
- Long-form blog writing
- Blogs and/or Zines
- Sports Journalism
The assessment of this course is 100% coursework based and can include presentations, reports, written assessments and individual and group tasks.
What qualification will I get?
Students taking this course will receive a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production – which is equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course offers up to 168 UCAS Points. Our partnership with the University of the Arts, London (UAL) and employer partners like Global– enables us to offer a rigorous and challenging curriculum that kick-starts the career of young people whatever their background or experience.
During the course students will also study for a Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Journalism qualification accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists and delivered by News Associates and the Global Academy.
What partners are involved in this course?
Students will get the chance to work directly with journalists and content producers from Global’s Newsroom and LBC – as well as other professionals in the industry through work experience, live briefs, classroom drop-ins and guest lectures.
The Global Academy and News Associates have teamed up to offer a journalism qualification to 16-18-year-old students. As part of the two-year course, News Associates’ expert tutors will be delivering all five of the mandatory modules of the Certificate in Foundation Journalism qualification and two optional modules. These include ‘writing for digital media’, ‘legal and ethical considerations for journalists’, ‘how to tell a news story’ and ‘data journalism’. News Associates will deliver sessions at the Global Academy in Hayes as well as hosting students for a week-long series of masterclasses at our newsroom in Twickenham.
Where could this course take me?
This course could support students going directly into BA (Hons) Journalism or Digital Journalism courses at university – as well as straight into an apprenticeship and/or the Diploma in Journalism.
This course could support students going directly into BA (Hons) Journalism or Digital Journalism courses at university – as well as straight into an apprenticeship and/or the Level 5 Diploma in Journalism. News Associates delivers an NCTJ-accredited BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism degree, which includes the Level 5 Diploma in Journalism – The School of Journalism.
What are the entry requirements for this course?
To be considered for this course – you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (including GCSE English Language/Literature at Grade 5 or above). Students will also need to demonstrate a passion, dedication and interest in journalism and newsgathering – for example, work experience at a community radio station, online blog or involvement in a school newspaper.