The NCTJ’s Diploma in Journalism for Press Photographers and Photojournalists equips trainee journalists with the knowledge and skills for professional entry level press photography and photojournalism.
On completion of this qualification a trainee press photographer or photojournalist will be able to show an understanding of, and proficiency in, digital stills and video photography and demonstrate an awareness of the news photograph and video as a medium of communication.
The syllabus also covers how to operate as a freelance photographer, health and safety and basic picture desk skills.
This qualification leads to eligibility to sit the National Certificate Examination (NCE) for press photographers or photojournalists.
The structure and content of the Diploma in Journalism for Press Photographers and Photojournalists is below. To gain the diploma, all candidates MUST complete the four mandatory subjects – the core skills for all journalists – plus at least one of the specialist options.