One day courses

The NCTJ has over 60 years' experience teaching gold standard training to journalists. We not only train journalists, but anyone who needs journalistic skills.

Whether it's an individual or a group, the skills learned on our one-day courses can be successfully applied in any sector. Our scheduled courses are held at the NCTJ's offices in Essex, just one hour from London, and we can also deliver training in-house at your location.

You'll find all the courses we can offer on the menu bar to the left, and below you can see which courses are currently scheduled.

A 10 per cent discount applies if you are booking onto more than one  course. If you are interested in booking multiple courses, or need to pay by BACS, please email [email protected].

If there is a course you're interested in that isn't currently scheduled, please email [email protected].

Who we train

We train anyone who needs journalistic skills, from beginners to experienced journalists and journalism tutors. With our training people can master the skills of effective writing, editing and presentation.

Our attendees include:

  • Journalists and journalism tutors looking to refresh or update their skills
  • Those who need to work effectively with journalists
  • Press officers and others who liaise with the media
  • Those who must respond to journalists' enquiries
  • Policy advisers and implementers who need to be able to gauge how a particular initiative will 'play' in the media
  • Any staff who have had no journalistic or communications training yet are called upon to write and/or edit at work
  • Internal communications departments
  • Staff required to write and edit on a company intranet
  • The team running a customer-facing website
  • Trainers who are now required to put their material online
  • Writers and editors of company newsletters