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Nike, NCTJ and PA Training partner to provide a free sports journalism course - apply now!

10 September 2019

Nike, NCTJ and PA Training partner to provide a free sports journalism course - apply now!

Great opportunity to gain experience in journalism

Nike, NCTJ and PA Training are partnering to provide a free journalism course designed to teach you the skills required to become a full-time journalist and spearhead future conversations around women’s sport.

The eleven-week course is accredited by the NCTJ to deliver the level 3 Certificate in Foundation Journalism.

The course runs from October 2 - December 18 every Monday and Wednesday evening (6pm-9pm in Shoreditch) and Sundays (10am-4.30pm near London Bridge).

Students will gain first-hand experience which will help to kick-start your potential career in sports journalism.

You will learn key journalistic skills including:

  • How to write a match report
  • How to make your own podcast or video blog
  • How to interview athletes.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Report live from women’s sport tournaments.
  • Obtain the Certificate in Foundation Journalism qualification (eight UCAS tariff points).
  • A chance for your work to be published on Press Association and Nike London channels to kick start your portfolio.
  • Receive help to gain a post course industry work placement.

Students will also gain exclusive industry insights from a cast of women that are pushing the female sport agenda through their own platforms, including:

• Anna Kessel, Women in Football co-founder and women’s sport editor for The Daily Telegraph
• Felicia Pennant, editor and founder of Season
• Ami Bennett, co-founder of Foundation FM
• Ro Jackson, editor of Slowe
• Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, head of editorial at gal-dem
• Grace and Amelia Mandeville, Youtube presenters
• Amy Drucquer, founder of This Fan Girl
• Simran Randhawa, model and journalist
• Shannon Mahanty, writer and editor; ELLE, Vogue, i-D and Vice

How to apply

Applications are now open until Monday, 16 September by clicking on the link here.

You must commit to joining the full course. Applications close on September 16 at 23.59 and places are limited.

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