Freelance Journalism Level 3

This Freelance Journalism Level 3 course will provide you, the student, with the skills to produce professional standard journalistic articles and to market them. During the course, you will examine and practice the four main questions of journalism.

  • What to write
  • How to write
  • Which style to use
  • Where to submit the work produced.

The main focus will be on:

  • Content
  • Writing techniques
  • Styles
  • Marketing

The great advantage of freelance journalism is that it can be done either in conjunction with another career or as a career in itself.  It can also be a very well paid profession, whether part-time or full-time.

Prior learning, knowledge or experience is not a pre-requisite.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Freelance Journalism and would like to take part in this highly rewarding and worthwhile home study course. This course has been designed in a way which can be completed entirely by distance learning.

Successful freelance journalists come from all walks of life. All you need is a genuine desire to write, some creative imagination and the willingness to put in the time and effort required. If you have these qualities, then we can give you the techniques and know-how that you need to find publishing success.

Journalism is the key to a wide range of careers in newspapers, magazines, online publications, television, radio, publicity and public relations.  There is always room for more brilliant and reliable freelance journalists – this Freelance Journalism course could help you to become one of them.

On this course you will:

  • Learn what to write, how to write it, which techniques to use and, where to submit your work.
  • Understand the necessary skills to produce professional articles
  • Address key skills relevant to the industry such as content choice, style, technique and marketing.
Develop your skills and techniques to research, write and market professional journalism articles on a freelance basis.
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At your own pace

Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

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Get as much help as you want from your personal course tutor via phone and email.

Awarding body: ABC Awards
Our course ref: ST343

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework.  ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our students.

Study Hours

Up to 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours.  This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments.  Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Each unit is followed by a written tutor marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor.  You will not be required to take an external exam.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about ABC here.  Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an ABC award.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
  • What can this course do for you?
  • Why do we need content?
  • How is style arrived at?
  • How do we know what an editor wants?
  • Where is analysis important?

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start.  However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.

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