Course Description

Print Journalism (QQI Level 5)

The Open College

Learners who successfully complete this course will:

  • acquire the ability to write in different registers
  • be able to edit and layout newspaper pages
  • undertake research on a given topic
  • demonstrate an understanding of political and social affairs both national and international.


Who should complete this course?

  • Students who wish to achieve a QQI credit in Print Journalism 5
  • Students who wish to complete the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Media Production.


Topics covered include:

  • Writing Skills
  • Editing and Sub-Editing
  • Journalism (Technology)
  • Research Skills
  • Politics and Social Affairs.


Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 5N2152
College Name The Open College
Course Category Humanities & Social Sciences, Journalism
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Course Fee 314
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times This Print Journalism – QQI Level 5 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 component Certificate in Print Journalism (5N2152)
Entry Requirements Leaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
Career Path Students who wish to achieve a QQI credit in Print Journalism 5 Students who wish to complete the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Media Production.
For information about The Open College, please visit our college page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

The Open College

Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland

Make Enquiry

Please insert your contact details and any additional information you require and we will forward your request to The Open College.
Captcha code        I confirm I have read the Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions & Cookie Information and agree to join the community.


The Open College
Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,
Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin
Visit Website