Two new journalism training courses receive NCTJ accreditation

 Five journalism training courses at colleges, universities and commercial providers across the UK have been accredited and re-accredited by the NCTJ board of directors.

Among the five are two new courses which have not previously been accredited by the charity.

The successful new courses are:

  • Press Association: Foundation Course in Multimedia Journalism, based in London, to launch on 30 August.

  • St Mary’s University College Twickenham; MA in Sports Journalism, to launch for the 2010/11 academic year.

Courses which have been re-accredited by the NCTJ are:

  • Liverpool Community College: One-year Pre-entry Certificate in Journalism; 20-Week Fast-Track Diploma in Periodical Journalism; 18-Week Fast-Track Diploma in Print Journalism.

  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston: BA (Hons) in Journalism.

  • Lambeth College, London: 18-Week Fast-Track Pre-Entry Newspaper Journalism.

At its quarterly meeting earlier this month, the NCTJ board of directors approved the recommendations of editors and senior journalists who took part in accreditation panel visits during the first three months of 2010.

Kim Fletcher, NCTJ chairman, said: “To achieve accreditation and re-accreditation, courses must meet the gold standard of journalism training set by the NCTJ.

“We'd like to thank editors and senior journalists, working in print, broadcast and online, who make time in their busy schedules to go on accreditation visits and ensure students receive multimedia training of the highest quality.”