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 2017-18 academic year NQJ dates:

3 November 2017 NQJ

  • Enrolment opens on Wednesday 16 August 2017 and
  • Enrolment closes on Friday 22 September 2017.
  • Last date to sit 100wpm shorthand is Friday 15 September 2017.

2 March 2018 NQJ 

  • Enrolment opens on Wednesday 13 December 2017
  • Enrolment closes on Friday 19 January 2018.
  • Last date to sit 100wpm shorthand is Friday 5 January 2018.

6 July 2018 NQJ

  • Enrolment opens on Wednesday 11 April 2018
  • Enrolment closes on Friday 25 May 2018.
  • Last date to sit 100wpm shorthand is Friday 18 May 2018.