Always dreamed of writing? The British College of Journalism’s Professional Freelance Journalism Course may be just for you.
The Professional Freelance Journalism Course has been designed to provide you with the professional skills required to succeed as a freelance journalist. This online journalism course offers you a unique opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to be a professional freelance journalist or to indulge your passion for writing as a profitable sideline.
Working directly with a current industry professional with a proven record of success as your tutor, you will learn all you need to know to start building your own successful writing career.FIND OUT MORE
Learn the skills required to be a successful freelance journalist from home, anywhere in the world!
Work directly with professional journalists with a proven record of success who will teach you all you need to know.
The course is conducted online via email and delivered to you over your choice of 12 or 24 weeks.
I liked that I could do the tutorials at my own pace and I was able to complete it in one year. I also like that the coursework wasn’t overbearing and that I could maintain my full-time work at the same time.Read more
Since gaining my qualification, I’ve gone onto Broadcast Journalism and now have a regular slot working with a London based radio station, as well being published in national magazines and online material to boot.Read more
I’ve always enjoyed writing, but never seriously thought I’d be able to make money from it. After reading all about the course I decided to give it a go, and I’m very glad that I did so. At the time of writing I’m currently undertaking my fourth paid commission.Read more
Since completing the course, I have published almost 100 features on a wide range of destinations (mostly in Asia and Europe) and topics (food, arts and culture, adventure, nightlife) and have worked on a handful of travel guides including AFAR and the Luxe Guides.Read more
I write articles for blogs, such as Zenhealthmag, Travel Visa Pro, and completed various writing contracts through an online freelance portal. Every day is different - sometimes manic, sometimes quiet - but I feel more confident having completed the course.Read more
I am delighted to say that I am now a regular feature writer for travel company Travioor. Obtaining the BCJ qualification was pivotal in acquiring this position as it increased my flair for words and improved my content structure.Read more
More than 700 reviews and over 600 weekly previews later I have seen my early articles grow from a few column inches into a weekly full colour page, I’m still thoroughly enjoying it.Read more
With the encouragement and guidance of my tutor, I was able to successfully pitch my feature article which resulted in a paid job. And now, just twelve tutorials later, I am reading my own feature in the business magazine of the Oxford Times.Read more
Having initially enrolled to learn and improve my general writing skills, [the course] has met all expectations and given me the knowledge and confidence to take writing to another level.Read more
If you’re looking to improve your writing skills, whether as a beginner, or mature writer, who just want to brush up your talents, I would recommend the British College of Journalism.Read more
Relocating from the UK to the USA, I found the skills I acquired through writing various pieces were invaluable for an expat and a stay at home mother in a new country. Freelance journalism gave me the freedom to work from home while giving me the flexibility to handle my children’s needs.Read more
I can confidently say I learnt every trick of the trade to write for any market. This course has improved and enlightened my professional knowledge and skills to writing and establishing my own magazine.Read more
I am fortunate to be published now and have had my work used by Sky Sports and Boxing News Magazine, as well as having a regular opinion piece on a boxing website … I still pinch myself that someone will pay for my thoughts and views on a sport I love and it may not have happened without this course.Read more
Since completing the course, I have expanded my online portfolio of publications, taking in TV and entertainment as well as lifestyle. There are so many new openings out there, it’s just a matter of searching.Read more
The course has plenty of useful guidance, from succinctly pitching a story idea to an editor who has seen it all before, to concentrating on my niche, to also building the confidence to step out of my comfort zone.Read more
The British College of Journalism is a division of International News Syndicate LTD. Our directors and principals have been involved in all aspects of media work, training and distance education for some 30 years.
We are an international training company with students in more than 80 countries and territories. The principles of freelance journalism are similar the world over. However our course has been individually revised and designed to suit the needs of students living and working in the United Kingdom. Your Certificate of Completion and your British College of Journalism Media Pass are posted to you when you successfully complete your course.
Through online course delivery and email communication, the College is able to assist you every step of the way.FIND OUT MORE