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Fact Checking for Beginners

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Fact Checking for Beginners
Fact Checking for Beginners


Fact checking is one of those oft-discussed jobs within the industry that many people outside of the media world don’t know too much about. The main thing a fact-checker does is go over a story meticulously to confirm all the facts within it. This means confirming everything from a subject’s age to what they’ve said.

The Fact Checking for Beginners is designed to help you gain the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to begin or improve a high-quality fact-checking program — independently or in an organization. Through the course you will be able to identify and correct factual errors in blogs, articles, books or elsewhere.

Finally, if you plan to write about corporations on a regular basis, learn the benefits of Company Search at SEC.gov. Every publicly traded company on the planet has to post their prospectus here. You can turn yourself into an invaluable resource.


This course does not involve any MCQ test. Students need to answer assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Once the answers are submitted, the instructor will check and assess the work.


After completing and passing the course successfully, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24.

Who is this Course for?

Fact Checking for Beginners is certified by CPD Qualifications Standards and CiQ. This makes it perfect for anyone trying to learn potential professional skills.

As there is no experience and qualification required for this course, it is available for all students from any academic background.


Our Fact Checking for Beginners is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Career Path

After completing this course you will be able to build up accurate knowledge and skills with proper confidence to enrich yourself and brighten up your career in the relevant job market.

Course Curriculum

Essentials of Fact Checking
Why Fact Check? The Top 5 Reasons FREE 00:13:00
What to Check 00:06:00
Your Fact Checking Routine 00:03:00
Where to Check 00:08:00
Fact Checking Skills
Getting Names Right 00:12:00
Getting Numbers Right 00:05:00
Confirming Research Results 00:12:00
Now You Try It #1 00:06:00
Now You Try It #2 00:13:00
Now You Try It #3 00:06:00
Applying Your Learning
Danger Zones 00:03:00
Information Responsibility 00:05:00
Advanced Fact Checking Issues
Course Conclusion 00:05:00

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