Shorthand is a fundamental skill for all journalists and an accurate shorthand note is vital. Candidates aim to achieve 100 wpm to improve their employment prospects and to be eligible to sit the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).
We offer exams to exam centres at speeds of 60, 70, 80, 100, 110 and 120 wpm. The NCTJ approves centres to deliver shorthand examinations throughout the UK.
The structure of NCTJ shorthand exams at speeds of 100 to 120 wpm includes a key quote in the final minute of the exam, which students must also identify and take down accurately to pass. More information about the format of NCTJ shorthand exams is available here.