The Printing Charity becomes latest sponsor of the Journalism Diversity Fund 31st August 2017

The Printing Charity, which has supported people of all ages working in printing, packaging and publishing since 1827, has become the latest sponsor of the Journalism Diversity Fund. 

NCTJ policy on supporting learners with particular needs 23rd August 2017

Following recent queries about NCTJ support for learners with particular needs, please see our statement below. We would like to emphasise that this is not a new policy.

Two-thirds of trainees pass July NQJ exam 15th August 2017

Two-thirds of trainees in the July sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams achieved the qualification.

July NQJ award winners announced 15th August 2017

The exam moderator has congratulated NQJ award winners on achieving top marks in July’s NQJ exam. 

End-point assessment markers needed 27th July 2017

The NCTJ is looking to recruit individuals with an experienced journalistic background to join our team of end-point assessment (EPA) markers for the Level 3 apprenticeship standard for a junior journalist.

Former journalism apprentice goes live on local TV channel 17th July 2017

A former apprentice has been involved in the launch of a local TV channel, as the KM Group goes live with KMTV, a Freeview and Virgin channel available across the county of Kent.  

Stephen Pritchard delivers heartfelt thank you at the NCTJ shorthand seminar 19th June 2017

Stephen Pritchard, readers’ editor of The Observer, gave a warm opening address at the NCTJ’s shorthand seminar, which took place on Friday 16 June 2017.

NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference to be hosted by Sky UK and Kingston University 2nd June 2017

The NCTJ’s flagship event, the Journalism Skills Conference, returns this year on 23 and 24 November. Delegates will be guests of Sky and Kingston University for two days of talks, debate and discussion, with Hampton Court Palace providing a magnificent backdrop for our annual awards ceremony.

NCTJ launches award to encourage and recognise innovation in journalism education and training 19th May 2017

In times of great change in the media industry, the NCTJ is launching an award to encourage and recognise innovation in journalism education and training.

2017 NCTJ Awards for Excellence open for entries 9th May 2017

The NCTJ Awards for Excellence are open for entries from students and trainee journalists across the UK.

72 per cent pass rate for March NQJ exam 12th April 2017

Seventy-two per cent of candidates achieved senior status in the March sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

NCTJ announces March NQJ award winners 12th April 2017

‘Old-School Journalism Techniques Are Still What All Good Reporters Need’

NCTJ and Cirrus win prestigious international e-Assessment award 23rd March 2017

The NCTJ’s Essential Journalism examination, introduced last November on the Cirrus Assessment platform, has been recognised in the inaugural International e-Assessment Awards.

Fifth edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists is launched 20th March 2017

The fifth edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists (Oxford University Press), an invaluable guide for both journalism students and practising journalists, has been launched.

New NCTJ report on freelance journalism: self-employed want more training but face financial challenges 13th February 2017

The NCTJ has commissioned and published a 52-page report, Exploring Freelance Journalism, which provides independent, comprehensive labour market information about the freelance journalism sector and includes the results of a recent survey of more than 600 freelance journalists.

Student Council 2017: integrity and persistence are key for journalism students 7th February 2017

Essential qualities sought by editors were revealed to delegates at the NCTJ 2017 Student Council.

Sky Sports News presenter Rob Wotton presents NCTJ diploma exam awards at 2017 Student Council 7th February 2017

Sky Sports News presenter Rob Wotton presents NCTJ diploma exam awards at 2017 Student Council

NCTJ students and Evening Standard/Independent apprentices met Sadiq Khan this week after Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall.

The group, studying a fast-track course at UCFB based in Wembley Stadium, were live blogging and reporting from the monthly session where the mayor is questioned on his policies by members of the Greater London Assembly.

A wide range of issues were debated including banning the school run, the effects of Brexit on London businesses, honour based violence and how the government’s Right to Rent scheme may be causing racial discrimination.

UCFB course leader and journalism tutor, Roz McKenzie, said: “Attending Mayor’s Question Time is an ideal opportunity for students and apprentices to report from a high profile political debate and put into practice their reporting, law and shorthand skills.

“It was great that Sadiq could take some time out of his busy schedule to meet the journalists of the future.”