This course will set the foundations for your career in sports journalism, giving you the opportunities to develop all the skills sports media are looking for.
You’ll spend one day a week learning how to write great previews, match reports, interviews, commentary and more. Coached by a specialist sports journalist trainer, you’ll be given lots of opportunity to put your learning into practice.
All our courses are accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
If you’re interested in matching your passion for sport with a career in journalism, apply now.
We also work with companies who wish to invest in their teams to improve their journalism skills.
61 Queen Street, London, EC4R 1EB
We are based in the heart of the city, a short walk from parliament and the central criminal court.
£5,563 for the full course.
Fees can be paid by instalments
After five weeks study, you will then choose a specialism so you can build your skills and knowledge in an area that interests you.
For candidates interested in sports journalism, you’ll spend one day a week learning how to write great previews, match reports, interviews, commentary and more with our intensive sports training.
Coached by a specialist sports journalist trainer, you’ll be given lots of opportunity to put your learning into practice. Our sports journalism course has the full support of PA Sport, the biggest sports agency in the UK, and you’ll have access to the sports wire, with the chance to work on real assignments.
At the end of the course, you’ll take the NCTJ’s Sports Journalism module, which future employers will be looking for.
All trainees also receive video training throughout the course, and you will build a strong portfolio so you have a range of work to show editors when it comes to finding a job.
We have excellent links with newsrooms and can also offer support and advice to those choosing freelance careers. After the course you’ll be able to join our alumni network and build connections with other PA Training graduates.
Develop the skills for good storytelling
Understand the code that guides journalists
Learn the basics of media law and court reporting
Learn the skills for creating excellent digital content
Learn how to write up to 100 words a minute
We provide the best start to your career with our industry-leading journalism training. Training with the UK and Ireland’s national press agency means that you’ll be treated like a journalist from day one of your course, and we’ll focus on giving you the skills you need that potential employers are looking for.
You’ll be taught by senior journalists from some of the UK’s most prestigious newsrooms and produce stories that help you achieve top marks in your NCTJ exams — not to mention gaining the best start to your journalism career.