NCTJ accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in journalism training, providing a world-class industry standard that is recognised throughout the media.
It is the trusted kite-mark for courses that supply quality new recruits who have the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to work effectively as journalists in all sectors of the media. NCTJ accreditation is highly valued by employers and is a benchmark of best practice. Accreditation is based on exacting performance standards that guarantee high quality journalism education and training. It is against these standards that potential students can judge prospective courses.
The NCTJ accredits more than 80 journalism courses at some 40 universities, further education colleges and independent training centres across the UK. To see a current list of our accredited courses, please click here.
All students on all our accredited courses study for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism and aim to achieve the industry ‘gold standard’. Click here to find out more about the Diploma in Journalism qualification.
As the media world continues to change, so too does the NCTJ. We’re committed to innovating and regularly reviewing all aspects of our work, including accreditation. We have recently made some radical changes to our accreditation approach – read on to find out more!