Teaching staff on NCTJ-accredited journalism training courses preparing for the introduction of the new Diploma are reminded to book early for workshops in the autumn.
In June and July workshops and seminars focussing on the delivery of the core skills modules of Reporting, Essential Public Affairs, Essential Media Law, Multimedia Portfolio, Videojournalism and Shorthand took place in London.
Most of the London workshops were heavily over-subscribed. A further programme of workshops and seminars will take place in the north of England in September and teaching staff are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
The dates for the workshops are:
- Reporting workshop, Liverpool, 7 September,
- Videojournalism workshop, Salford, 14 September
- Essential Media Law workshop, Sheffield, 16 September
- Essential Public Affairs workshop, Nottingham, 24 September
- Multimedia Portfolio, 18 November
The annual public affairs seminar will also take place in London on Friday, 17 September and issues surrounding the delivery of the Essential Public Affairs core module for the Diploma in Journalism will be discussed at this event.
Additional workshops specifically designed to help centres deliver specialist options for the Diploma in Journalism will be taking place in London in October. The dates of these workshops are:
- Sub-editing workshop, London, 13 October
- Magazine workshop, London, 14 October.
Again, demand for places is expected to be high and again teaching staff on NCTJ-accredited courses are reminded to book early to avoid disappointment.
The Diploma in Journalism is made up of seven multimedia assessments – five core subjects to be sat by all students and trainees and six specialist options from which students must sit at least two. The Diploma will replace the NCTJ preliminary Certificate in Journalism next year.
Syllabuses for all of the compulsory assessments have been written and checked by subject exam board committees and these syllabuses will be agreed by the subject exam boards and signed off by the Journalism Qualifications Board.
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