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Training

Get qualified

Routes into journalism, and sports journalism, are famously varied. There is a wide variety of training options available, from fast-track 20-week programmes to four-year degree courses.

Sports journalists hard at work covering archery at the 2012 London Olympics

Sports journalists hard at work covering archery at the 2012 London Olympics

Some are designed simply to make you newsroom-safe, in terms of avoiding libel and getting your knowledge of public affairs up to speed, while others will demand that you delve deeply into the very fabric of sports journalism.

In this section of the SJA website, you will find a list of courses to choose from to help your progress towards a possible career in sports journalism, along with their entry requirements, links to the provider’s website and contact details for admissions. We’ve also included some information about the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

If you’re running a training course that does not appear in our listings, then please e-mail us by clicking here.

Archived advice

We have published a number of articles on this website about training for sports journalism from a range of leading authorities – experienced sports journalists, university lecturers, and professional journalism trainers.

Anyone considering sports journalism as a career is advised to read through these articles:

Latest news

Keep a check on the latest news about training and courses for sports journalism, as published on this website, by clicking here.

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