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Part-time multimedia journalism diploma – News Associates Manchester

Our unique approach to part-time training means you don’t have to put everything on hold to complete the essential NCTJ qualification. We understand your studies have to fit in around demanding work, earning an income, family commitments, and perhaps even having a social life.

Our flexible approach makes this possible, with lessons on one weekday evening and all day on Saturdays.

As well as timetabled lessons, we will ensure we equip you with the experience, skills, and impressive portfolio to walk into any journalism job.

Our impressive job record is matched by our excellent exam results – 46% of all gold-standard journalists who trained in the UK in the 2019-20 academic year studied with us.

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:

  • Journalism for a digital audience
  • Media law court reporting
  • Public affairs for journalists
  • Shorthand

Job destinations of recent graduates include:

  • HuffPost UK
  • Red magazine
  • Sky News and Sky Sports News
  • TalkSPORT
  • The Guardian
  • The Times and The Sunday Times
  • VICE
  • Wall Street Journal
Learning how to condense wording, select snappy clips and not get sued are all skills I wouldn’t have had without the NCTJ. I started my first job at VICE while I was still training part-time, but they were so supportive and understanding of the workload and I think respected me more knowing I was clearly dedicated to becoming a journalist. The NCTJ earns you a lot of respect from editors.
Helen Thomas, VICE News

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