Reporters sit final National Qualification in Journalism of 2015

Seventy-three reporters sat the NCTJ’s National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams today hoping to gain senior status.

Reporters sat the senior qualification for journalists at centres across England and Scotland on Friday, 6 November.

The NQJ is designed to examine all-round competence in a range of fundamental journalism skills. The qualification consists of four parts: a news report; a news interview; a media law and practice paper; and an e-logbook.

Topics featured in the papers included a light aircraft crash, revelations about the identity of Jack the Ripper, and allegations of fraud and blackmail by a local businessman.

The day progressed smoothly thanks to the help of volunteers at 9 centres. The results will be made available in December 2015.

NQJ exams are offered three times a year in March, July and November. The NCTJ is always looking for volunteers to assist with the running of the NQJ. If you would like to be involved with future exams please contact andy.summers@nctj.com.