Diploma in Broadcast Journalism reaccredited by BJTC
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Broadcast students were praised by the BJTC Accreditation Panel.
The Broadcast option of the successful Cardiff Diploma in Journalism has been reaccredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) for another three years.
The accreditation panel report described the course as “the best they had seen”.
The BJTC, the body responsible for the accreditation of the UK’s postgraduate broadcast journalism courses carried out a thorough assessment of the programme where features of the course such as teaching, training, staffing, assessment and recruitment were closely examined.
The accreditation report featured many highlights. The panel noted during live television news bulletins that students showed “a good understanding of the basics of TV news technique” while radio magazine programmes and news bulletins “would not have been out of place on BBC Radio Wales”.
The online module’s range of guest speakers was described as “first-class” while the Reporters and the Reported module’s guest speakers which included Mark Byford, Rodney Pinder and Peter Preston were described as “among the best in the accredited BJTC network”.
All three of the Diploma in Journalism options, Broadcast, Magazine and Newspaper have historically provided students with a near 100% employment record after graduation. The report reinforced this message stating “Cardiff is still among the most successful accredited courses at achieving successful employment outcomes for its graduates”
Colin Larcombe, Broadcast Course Director said “As the longest running postgraduate journalism training course in the UK, to have been consistently accredited for what will be over 30 years is a tremendous achievement.
“It’s a difficult time for journalism graduates in the jobs market. At Cardiff we offer the highest levels of training and teaching coupled with a name that for many is regarded as the gold standard in journalism training, the BJTC report reinforced this message”.