It is the only industry-based course of its type to be accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council; they describe it as ‘the future of post-graduate provision’.
The NBS has been running a highly successful post-graduate diploma in journalism since 2003, with the course being based at Bauer Media’s Radio City in Liverpool for the past five years.
Graduates from this intensive, practical 13 week course now work across all areas of the media including Bauer.
From this September the course name will change to ‘The Bauer Academy Diploma in Radio Journalism in partnership with the National Broadcasting School’. This new arrangement will enable students to take full advantage of the benefits of being associated with one of the UK’s biggest and most successful media groups.
For 2014 the course content will stay the same, with the enhancement of guaranteed 2-week work placements and a detailed professional assessment at the end of the course. Work has also begun on an updated and exciting new course for 2015.
Bauer Academy Director Courtnay McCleod said, ‘This course is the right fit for the Bauer Academy. Effective learning is where academic theory and vocational training come together in an industry setting, and this course provides exactly that. This approach ensures graduates will be ready for the workplace, and gives us the best chance of finding future talent’.
NBS Director Tom Hunter said, ‘We have been looking to work with a new partner to further this course for some time, and have been in negotiation with a number of universities. However, as the course is all about getting jobs for our students, this relationship with Bauer is exactly right for us to expand and develop the course into the future. We believe that this is already the best post-graduate training available. The partnership with Bauer means we can make it even better’.
Course fees are £ 4,250 and there is sure to be fierce competition for places on the 5th January 2015 course.
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Interviews will take place before Christmas and graduates will be qualified by April 2015.