National examination dates are offered in April/May and November/December each year. These dates are open to anyone wishing to sit an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism exam. They are the exam dates for distance learners, trainees and those who are no longer on course and need to re-sit an exam. Candidates should apply direct to the NCTJ by completing the application form in the related documents section.
Dates for academic year 2012-2013 are as follows:
|Reporting||19 November||22 April||18 November|
|Essential Public Affairs||20 November||23 April||19 November|
|Essential Media Law||21 November||24 April||20 November|
|Media Law Court Reporting||21 November||24 April||20 November|
|Sports Journalism||22 November||18 April||12 December|
|Production Journalism||7 December||19 April||6 December|
|Business of Magazines||13 December||16 May||13 December|
|Videojournalism for Online||6 December||17 May||5 December|
|Broadcast Regulation||3 December||13 May||2 December|
|TV News||4 December||14 May||3 December|
|Radio News||5 December||15 May||4 December|
|Business and Finance||19 November|
The NCTJ runs a series of refresher workshops for students and trainees sitting the national exams. The workshops provide an opportunity to spend time with a tutor to prepare for the Diploma in Journalism exams.
Candidates are allocated a place to sit an exam at a centre organised by the NCTJ.
Overseas candidates can apply to sit these exams. Please contact the NCTJ for further details.
When an exam application is received, the NCTJ will confirm your entry by email.
Two weeks prior to an exam date, reporting instructions and a timetable will be sent to you by email.
Results are issued by email within six weeks of the exams. A list of candidates achieving A-C grades is published on the NCTJ website.