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Photo Journalism Introduction

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain or improve their skills in photo journalism and marketing their images and copy to a range of published media.

Level 2 / ABC Awards / SH226

£330.00 or only £100.00 initial deposit

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Course Title:Photo Journalism Introduction

Awarding Body:ABC awards

Average Duration:90 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Course Description

The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to produce professional standard photo journalistic articles and to know how to market them. During the course students will examine two key elements:

1) The practice of freelance journalism and the skills of gathering news

2) Combining photography and writing to produce reports and articles for publication

Students will receive all the necessary learning knowledge and understanding needed to successfully complete this course. 

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you.

Course Info

Course Title:Photo Journalism Introduction

Awarding Body:ABC awards

Average Duration:90 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

There are no formal entry requirements and no previous experience is required to take this course.

Assessment

The Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards is gained by successfully completing a series of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by NCC Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Part A Introduction to Freelance Journalism

Unit 1: Introduction to Freelance Journalism

What is news?
The elements of news
News in the community
Community newspapers

Unit 2: What makes a good Freelance Journalist?

What makes a good Freelance Journalist?
The function of a Freelance Journalist

Unit 3: Gathering the News

The beat system
Sources and tools


Unit 4: Interviewing

Preparing mechanically for interviews
Developing note-taking skills
Picking the interview location
Conduct pre-interview research
Conduct the interview
Conduct the post-interview

Part B Introduction to Photo Journalism

Unit 5: Understanding Photo Journalism

Taking photographs for publication
Two visual considerations
Depth of field
Isolating a subject
Lenses and perspectives
Composition
The principles of composition
Action in still photographs
Stopping action

Unit 6: Obtain and Record Cutline Information

Who gathers cutline information?
How to record the information
What to record
Match up the information with the photograph
When to record the information
Sports photography hints
Filing cutline information

Unit 7: Writing a photographic Cutline

Introduction
The four-part cutline
Equipment available

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 dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have. Additionally, our support staff will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

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Course Description

The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to produce professional standard photo journalistic articles and to know how to market them. During the course students will examine two key elements:

1) The practice of freelance journalism and the skills of gathering news

2) Combining photography and writing to produce reports and articles for publication

Students will receive all the necessary learning knowledge and understanding needed to successfully complete this course. 

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you.

Previous Knowledge

There are no formal entry requirements and no previous experience is required to take this course.

Assessment

The Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards is gained by successfully completing a series of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

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 dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have. Additionally, our support staff will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

Part A Introduction to Freelance Journalism

Unit 1: Introduction to Freelance Journalism

What is news?
The elements of news
News in the community
Community newspapers

Unit 2: What makes a good Freelance Journalist?

What makes a good Freelance Journalist?
The function of a Freelance Journalist

Unit 3: Gathering the News

The beat system
Sources and tools


Unit 4: Interviewing

Preparing mechanically for interviews
Developing note-taking skills
Picking the interview location
Conduct pre-interview research
Conduct the interview
Conduct the post-interview

Part B Introduction to Photo Journalism

Unit 5: Understanding Photo Journalism

Taking photographs for publication
Two visual considerations
Depth of field
Isolating a subject
Lenses and perspectives
Composition
The principles of composition
Action in still photographs
Stopping action

Unit 6: Obtain and Record Cutline Information

Who gathers cutline information?
How to record the information
What to record
Match up the information with the photograph
When to record the information
Sports photography hints
Filing cutline information

Unit 7: Writing a photographic Cutline

Introduction
The four-part cutline
Equipment available

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by NCC Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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Work at your own pace. Our team will support you, but won't chase you for work or apply deadlines for submissions. 

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