<small>Certificate in </small><span>Journalism</span>

Certificate in Journalism

Course Code VWR001
Qualification Certificate
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 600 Hours

Certificate In Journalism VWR001

This course will provide you with a skills and knowledge base that prepares you to start a career as a freelance writer, an editor or a publisher. Many journalists begin their careers as freelance writers, submitting articles to newspapers and magazines. The broad scope of this course will prepare you to work as a writer in a publishing business, a freelancer, or in other areas of publishing. 

  • Improve your writing skills
    Discover what work opportunities exist
  • Network with professionals
  • Gain insights into this industry, and start building your networks
  • Study, learn, take a step toward earning whilst doing something you are passionate about
  • Start with a certificate course that is achievable and upgrade (NB: We offer many pathways for further studies)

Core Modules:    

These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate In Journalism.

  •      Editing I (Editing and Proofreading) BWR106
  •      Freelance Writing BWR102
  •      Publishing I BWR107
  •      Advanced Freelance Writing BWR201
  •      Photoshop CS - Beginner To Medium Level VIT202

Elective Modules:    

In addition to the core modules, students study any 1 of the following 19 modules.

  •      Childrens Writing BWR104
  •      Creative Writing BWR103
  •      E Commerce BIT100
  •      Efficient Writing AWR102
  •      Flash CS BIT102
  •      Html (Writing a Website) VIT102
  •      Introduction To Photography BPH100
  •      Photographic Practice BPH101
  •      Photographing People BPH102
  •      Poetry BWR109
  •      Writing Fiction BWR105
  •      Photographic Lighting BPH204
  •      Photographic Technology BPH201
  •      Publishing II BWR202
  •      Wedding Photography BPH206
  •      Editing II BWR302
  •      Editing Practice BWR305
  •      Photographic Portfolio BPH301
  •      Photojournalism Practice I BPH302

Note that each module in the Certificate In Journalism is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

For more information on this course, please request your free course information pack.

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Finance options

If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant Scheme

Student support

We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.

As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.


  • Careers Counselling Service
  • General Counselling Service
  • Disability Liaison Service
  • Retention & Engagement Service
  • Student Activities
  • Accommodation
  • E Counselling
  • Your-Tutor
  • Parent support
  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

Call our student support today on 041 214 0000 or Email Faculty

Get more information

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.