The NCTJ’s per capita membership scheme is designed to spread the costs of running the NCTJ charity fairly across media employers. An annual contribution is made by each company in the scheme based on the number of full-time and part-time editorial staff employed.

The annual membership fee is payable in July each year. Members of the NCTJ have reduced registration fees for their trainees. Discounts are also available on short courses and other products and services. Trainees should be registered with the NCTJ as soon as they are employed to enable them to be issued with a logbook, an essential part of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ). They must complete at least 18 months of employment before they can take the NQJ exams.

All centres running NCTJ-accredited courses are members of the NCTJ. The annual membership fee for accreditation is payable in January each year.

The following groups and titles currently participate in the NCTJ’s per capita membership scheme:

  • Barnsley Chronicle
  • BBC
  • Bullivant Media Ltd
  • Chronicle Publications
  • Congleton Chronicle
  • CN Group
  • DC Thompson & Co. Ltd
  • The Enquirer Series (Essex)
  • Express & Star
  • Henley & South Oxfordshire Standard
  • Isle of Wight County Press
  • Johnston Press plc
  • KM Group
  • Maidenhead Advertiser
  • Methodist Recorder
  • Newsquest Media Group
  • Newark Advertiser
  • Newbury Weekly News
  • NWN Media Ltd
  • Oldham Evening Chronicle
  • Portfolio Publishing
  • Rotherham & S. Yorkshire Advertiser
  • Shetland Times
  • Trinity Mirror South/Surrey & Berkshire Media Ltd (Surrey titles only)
  • Tindle Newspapers Limited

All titles within and associated with the above are included in the scheme and support the NCTJ in providing a high quality training scheme for journalists and training them to the industry’s gold standard.

Members of the NCTJ receive reduced registration fees for their trainees. Discounts are also offered on NQJ refresher courses and, if for more than one person, on short courses.

If you are unsure of inclusion in the scheme, please contact the NCTJ.

Current membership rates are on our fees list. Please contact us if you are interested in membership of the NCTJ.