Distance learning courses

The NCTJ offers distance learning courses, which are perfect for those unable to study at an NCTJ-accredited, centre-based course. They are designed for UK-based learners, although we have many overseas students who complete the course.

The NCTJ offers distance learning options for two level 3 qualifications:

Certificate in Foundation Journalism 

  • Introductory level
  • No exams 
  • A great head start for beginners

Diploma in Journalism

  • Entry-level
  • Equips learners with the knowledge and skills to succeed on the job
  • Widely recognised in the industry

To read our FAQs about the Certificate in Foundation Journalism via distance learning, click here.

To read our FAQs about the Diploma in Journalism via distance learning, click here