Further education and skills – guidance

Apprenticeship standard: junior journalist (approved for delivery)

Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the newspaper and broadcast media sector.

Documents

Apprenticeship standard for a junior journalist

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Assessment plan for a junior journalist

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Detail

This document is relevant to:

  • those looking to apply for an apprenticeship
  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

This standard is ready to use.

An apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery when both the standard and assessment plan is approved and a funding band (core government contribution) has been assigned to the standard.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks, and will be clear and concise. From 2017 to 2018 as many apprenticeship starts as possible will be on the new standards.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the junior journalist standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the Trailblazer contact joanne.butcher@nctj.com.

The standard for a junior journalists was developed by:

  • Archant
  • BBC
  • BSkyB
  • The Independent
  • ITN
  • Johnston Press plc
  • KM Group
  • London Evening Standard
  • Newsquest Media Group
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists

Funding information for employers and training organisations

Funding band (6 = highest 1 = lowest): 4

Maximum core government contribution: £8,000

Read the funding rules for apprenticeship standards for further information.