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 2018 NQJ dates:

2 March 2018 NQJ 

  • Enrolment opens on Wednesday 13 December 2017 (enrolment now open)
  • 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.

2 November 2018 NQJ

  • Enrolment opens on Wednesday 15 August 2018
  • Enrolment closes on Friday 21 September 2018
  • Last date to sit 100wpm shorthand is Friday 14 September 2018.