Delivered in association with Britain’s leading sports press agency Sportsbeat, our sports journalism course is the best of its kind, repeatedly topping the league tables.
You’ll be in the office for four days a week and are required to spend a day a week on placement to gain vital real-world experience.
You can find our sports journalism alumni on the back pages of national newspapers, presenting and reporting on Sky Sports News, or working internationally for some of the most respected names in journalism from Reuters to Agence France Presse.
Our sports journalism trainees cover all the same essential and elective NCTJ modules as trainees on our fast-track and part-time courses – just with sports journalism on top, with many opportunities to cover live sporting events.
News Associates’ practical and dedicated approach to teaching sets us apart from other training providers, earning us the Innovation of the Year award at the 2020 NCTJ Awards for Excellence.
NCTJ elective modules offered:
- Sports journalism
- Journalism for a digital audience
- Media law court reporting
- Public affairs for journalists
Job destinations of recent graduates include:
- HuffPost UK
- Red magazine
- Sky News and Sky Sports News
- The Guardian
- The Times and The Sunday Times
- Wall Street Journal
News Associates was a game changer for me. Journalism is competitive, especially in sport, so gaining practical, hands-on experience and being as well prepared as possible is crucial. The course opened my eyes to what was needed to build a career in sports media, thanks to the guidance of brilliant, knowledgeable tutors, and it opened doors too.Peter Rutzler, The Athletic