The NCTJ delivers industry standard qualifications for pre-entry trainee journalists and professional qualifications for working journalists.
Entry level qualifications
The NCTJ Diploma in Journalism equips trainee journalists with the knowledge and skills for professional entry level journalism.This new qualification was launched in 2010 to encompass the modern multimedia convergent journalist and replaced the Certificate 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 a logbook providing evidence of training and experience is completed before taking the exams.
- press photographers and photojournalists
- sports reporters