The results tables provide information on students' performance in NCTJ exams on our accredited courses. But before we get to the details, here are a few words of explanation to help you interpret the information.

The tables show students' performance in the 2010/11 academic year, and include results for both the Certificate in Journalism (pre-2010 qualification) and the Diploma in Journalism (the qualification launched in 2010), depending on which qualification the centre ran. The subject matter on individual courses’ results tables will indicate which qualification was offered. Both qualifications are equally recognised by the industry. The delivery of the Certificate in Journalism comes to an end in June 2012 and all students starting courses from September 2011 will do the diploma.

Nine NCTJ-accredited magazine journalism courses ran in 2010-11. A magazine journalism results table is not published this year because the Certificate shorthand gold standard for magazine courses was 80 wpm, but the gold standard for all Diploma courses is now 100 wpm, so they cannot be fairly compared.

This year’s results are grouped in two categories: journalism; and press photography and photojournalism.

The journalism category includes the following types of courses accredited by the NCTJ: undergraduate; postgraduate; FE fast-track; commercial fast-track; academic year; and commercial part-time courses.

Given the wide variations in number, cohort size, format and duration, the NCTJ has produced a series of results tables that compare performance in NCTJ exams between courses of a similar type. A variety of inter-linking tables have been drawn up to ensure browsers are comparing like with like, can navigate between tables and can see results in context.

The tables show only those courses where at least one cohort of students has completed the NCTJ programme of study since accreditation was granted. This means that more recently accredited NCTJ courses are not shown.

Each table shows:

  • Name of centre
  • Name of accredited course
  • Dates and duration of accredited course
  • Number of students completing the accredited course
  • Number / percentage of students gaining A to E grade passes in each exam and - in the case of shorthand - the number / percentage of students passing at a minimum speed of 60wpm
  • Number / percentage of students gaining A to C grade passes in each exam and - in the case of shorthand - the number / percentage of students passing at a minimum speed of 100wpm

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Press photography and photo-journalism