Shorthand exam bookings

Please note:

  • Booking requests should be made at least TWO WEEKS before the exam date. Separate forms should be completed for each exam date required.
  • Late applications may be accepted up to one week after the deadline, however an administration fee of £25 plus vat will apply.
  • Please check the exam date you are requesting against the published shorthand schedule.
  • Exams must be booked by centre admins/tutors/editors.

Purchase orders:

  • Companies/centres operating purchase orders should provide these details at point of booking an exam.
  • If your company/centre does not operate a purchase order system enter '0' in the Purchase Order Number field.

Exam Booking Form

The NCTJ encourage centres to admit external candidates to their shorthand exams. This opportunity greatly assists candidates studying via distance learning, trainee reporters and those striving to achieve their NCTJ qualification. Please indicate whether you are prepared to accept external candidates for this exam:

Before commencing this exam, please read the shorthand conditions of examinations. These must be adhered to and the "Procedures for Candidates" must be handed out. Any departure from the NCTJ's conditions will render the examination void.

Invigilators can find the full shorthand admin pack within their unique login.