Short courses

The NCTJ has trained the UK's journalists since 1951 as an independent non-profit organisation

We train not only journalists but anyone who needs journalistic skills.

Our trainers can:

  • Come to your offices, wherever you are in the UK
  • Host you at our Essex offices, just an hour outside London
  • Boost your skills with an online masterclass

Book now onto a scheduled course listed below as an individual. For group bookings, and to arrange a bespoke course, contact [email protected].

A 10 per cent discount applies to fellow charities and to organisations which book two or more onto a scheduled course.

Scheduled courses

More Details Media law, ethics and regulation webinar Date: 2nd April 2020
Time: 9am-12pm

Hosted on Google Hangouts Meet.

More Details Editing skills masterclass: proofing, spelling, tone of voice Date: 13th April 2020
Time: 10am-12.30pm

Hosted on Google Hangouts Meet

More Details Editing skills: all-week pass (Monday-Friday) Date: 13th April 2020
Time: 10am-12.30pm

Hosted on Google Hangouts Meet

More Details Editing skills masterclass: Simplifying language and punctuation Date: 14th April 2020
Time: 10am-12.30pm

Hosted on Google Hangouts Meet

More Details Editing skills masterclass: Grammar and story structure Date: 15th April 2020
Time: 10am-12.30pm

Hosted on Google Hangouts Meet

More Details Editing skills masterclass: content editing Date: 16th April 2020
Time: 10am-12.30pm

Hosted on Google Hangouts Meet

More Details Editing skills masterclass: writing for the web, SEO, headlines and images Date: 17th April 2020
Time: 10am-12.30pm

Hosted on Google Hangouts Meet.

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