Our practical training gives you the edge when it comes to finding work in the media. As well as essential theory, all our students spend two weeks working at The News in Portsmouth and will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best regional journalists in the country.
As well as working in a real newsroom, we will assist in helping you make contact with news agencies such as SNAP and Solent News. You will also have field trip opportunities, including visiting the Houses of Parliament and the opportunity to report at events such as Victorious Festival.
At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including maths and English. Ideally you should also have either two A Levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification such as a BTEC Diploma.
This full-time course normally runs for 28 weeks starting in September. The teaching timetable is full time Monday-Friday. You may be required to attend events during the evening or weekends.
Assessment is by a mixture of exams held throughout the course dates and portfolio work. You will be taught by industry professionals.
Students normally leave College for a trainee post and you will be supported in finding work. It would normally take you between three and five years to work your way up to becoming a national newspaper reporter or broadcaster.
Our exciting journey has taken a giant leap forward! This new website is the result of Highbury and Portsmouth College’s official merger, an ambitious move which is already creating significant benefits for the city and region.
Two of our journalism alumni have received top industry recognition in a prestigious awards event.
Three of our journalism apprentices are celebrating after receiving national recognition for their skills. Isabella Boneham, George Carden and Maya George were honoured at the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism.
Journalism assessor Kevin Gover was invited to Number 10 to be recognised as a ‘Local Media Champion’ by Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer. Kevin joined around 100 other reporters and presenters from across the country at the reception.
Jubilant students and staff are celebrating a return to pre-pandemic performances for A Level and Level 3 results released today.
A student review of the vibrant Victorious Festival, written by Mei Jones - studying Digital Media Journalism.