NQJ exam dates

Exam dates for the NQJ are offered three times a year; March, July and November.

In all cases, trainees will need to have completed the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism to 'Gold Standard' and completed a minimum training period of 18 months to enrol for the NQJ. Exam passes must also include public affairs, court reporting and 100wpm shorthand.

Please see below for the upcoming NQJ dates and deadlines:

5 July 2019 NQJ

  • Enrolment opens on Wednesday 17 April 2019
  • Enrolment closes on Friday 24 May 2019.
  • Last date to sit 100wpm shorthand is Friday 17 May 2019.

8 November 2019 NQJ

  • Enrolment opens on Wednesday 14 August 2019.
  • Enrolment closes on Friday 27 September 2019.
  • Last date to sit 100wpm shorthand is Friday 13 September 2019.

6 March 2020 NQJ

  • Enrolment opens on Wednesday 18 December 2019.
  • Enrolment closes on Friday 24 January 2020.
  • Last date to sit 100wpm shorthand is Friday 3 January 2020.