Distance learning courses

The NCTJ offers distance learning courses, which are perfect for those unable to study at an NCTJ-accredited, centre-based course. They are designed for UK-based learners, although we have many overseas students who complete the course.

The NCTJ offers distance learning options for two qualifications: The Certificate in Foundation Journalism and the Diploma in Journalism.

Both qualifications are level 3, however the Certificate in Foundation Journalism provides an introduction to journalism whereas the Diploma in Journalism is an entry-level qualification and equips learners with the knowledge and skills that journalists need to succeed on the job.

To read our FAQs about the Certificate in Foundation Journalism via distance learning, click here.

To read our FAQs about the Diploma in Journalism via distance learning, click here.