Course Description

Print Journalism (QQI Level 5)

Learners who successfully complete this course will:

  • acquire the ability to write in different registers
  • be able to edit and layout newspaper pages
  • undertake research on a given topic
  • demonstrate an understanding of political and social affairs both national and international.


Who should complete this course?

  • Students who wish to achieve a QQI credit in Print Journalism 5
  • Students who wish to complete the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Media Production.


Topics covered include:

  • Writing Skills
  • Editing and Sub-Editing
  • Journalism (Technology)
  • Research Skills
  • Politics and Social Affairs.


CollegeThe Open College
Course LocationLeopardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 18
Course CategoryJournalism, Media
Course TypeDistance Learning
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 component Certificate in Print Journalism (5N2152)
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeThis Print Journalism – QQI Level 5 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Course Fee314
Entry RequirementsLeaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
Carear PathStudents who wish to achieve a QQI credit in Print Journalism 5 Students who wish to complete the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Media Production.
Phone01 206 1828
Course Code5N2152
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D18KX34

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