HND Practical Journalism
- QualificationHigher National Diploma
- Study methodsFull-time
Start term: August 2013
Duration: 2 years
- Course contactAdministrator - COURSE DETAILS
0141 272 0645
For APPLICATION enquiries- call the
Admissions team on 0141 272 3186
HND Practical Journalism is one of only two further education courses in Scotland accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). This helps give it industry recognition - and our students employability - in a challenging media landscape.
We operate in partnership with the Herald and Times Group, ensuring candidates are considered for work placements at The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times. Several of our students have progressed to the Herald and Times editorial training scheme, successfully competing with students from colleges and universities across Scotland. A strong relationship with the Scottish Sun gives students scope for work placements at the tabloid newspaper. The course also has strong links with Radio Clyde, Scotsman Publications, magazines such as TGO and The Drum, and online publishers such as www.allmediascotland.com and www.caledonianmercury.com
The HND Practical Journalism course produces students ready to thrive in the challenging world of multimedia journalism. We concentrate on the practical skills journalists need and editors demand: news writing, online journalism, public affairs, law, shorthand, video recording and editing, radio production, sub-editing and feature writing. SQA units are supplemented by the industry gold-standard NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, ensuring high standards are maintained. Many employers see this course as on a par with any journalism degree due to the strong portfolio of skills developed by students. It is ideal for school leavers, graduates or those looking to change or develop their career.
News writing, feature writing, radio production, online journalism public affairs, law, shorthand, video recording and editing, and sub editing.
The course is taught in updated, newsroom-style accommodation with industry-standard equipment. Staff have extensive journalism experience and play leading roles in national journalism training organisations, so we have good industry links. Students can benefit, not only from work placements, but from part-time employment while on the course.
- Two Highers, including Higher English at A/B level. Modern Studies Higher is recommended.
- Portfolio of written work.
- An interview and written exercise is part of the selection process.
Journalism related degree courses such as:
- BA/BA (Hons) Journalism Studies at Stirling University
- BA/BA (Hons) Journalism Studies at Strathclyde University
- BA/BA (Hons) Journalism at Robert Gordon University
- 2nd or 3rd year entry to BA Multimedia Journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University
- 2nd or 3rd Year entry to BA/BA (Hons) Journalism at Edinburgh Napier University
- 3rd year entry to BA Journalism and Sports Journalism at University of the West of Scotland