Certificate in Foundation Journalism distance learning programme

Distance learning materials for the Certificate in Foundation Journalism qualification for UK customers only can be purchased from our online shop.

If you would like to purchase from outside of the UK please contact info@nctj.com for delivery costs.

To gain the Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Journalism, learners must achieve a minimum of 13 credits, including the four mandatory modules (equal to seven credits) and a number of optional modules that will make up at least 6 credits (see the chart below).

Note: Each individual subject is offered separately. They are standalone and their successful completion will result in the learner receiving an NCTJ unit certificate for that particular module(s).

*For those wishing to go on to a career in journalism, study at foundation level is unlikely to lead directly to a job with a news organisation. However, successful study at foundation level is likely to give learners a head start when it comes to studying for an apprenticeship and/or the Diploma in Journalism.