Certificate in Foundation Journalism

The NCTJ Certificate in Foundation Journalism provides an introduction to journalism. It may be used as a stepping stone for candidates wanting to go on to a career in journalism or by those wishing to improve their journalistic skills for a specific purpose. 

READ MORE

Junior journalist apprenticeship

The level 3 junior journalist apprenticeship is a training scheme which provides a direct route into the industry. Apprentice junior journalists gain skills and experience working in a news environment as well as off-the-job training at college to work towards gaining the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism  qualification.

READ MORE

Diploma in Journalism

The NCTJ Diploma in Journalism equips trainee journalists with the knowledge and skills for professional entry level journalism. This qualification encompasses the skills required of journalists working across all media sectors.

READ MORE

National Qualification in Journalism

The National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) is the industry’s professional qualification that trainee journalists with at least 18 months employment can take to achieve senior status as a journalist. Employers who support the programme register trainees with the NCTJ and an online logbook is completed providing evidence of training and experience before taking the exams.

READ MORE

Shorthand

Shorthand is a fundamental skill for 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 at speeds of 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110 and 120 wpm. The NCTJ approves centres to deliver shorthand examinations throughout the UK.

 

READ MORE

Awards

There are a variety of awards available for NCTJ student and trainee journalists. The Awards for Excellence are awarded annually to the best journalism students completing NCTJ-accredited courses and journalists with less than two years' experience on the job. Prizes are also awarded annually for various Diploma in Journalism subjects and the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

READ MORE

Fees

Our fees list details various charges applicable to students, trainees, centres and employers.

READ MORE

Online shop

The NCTJ shop offers a full range of study materials needed to complete our qualifications. These include textbooks, distance learning materials and shorthand resources. Additional items such as replacement certificates are also available to purchase.

BUY NOW