Your journey starts here

The NCTJ runs the premier training scheme for journalists in the UK. We provide a world-class education and training system that develops current and future journalists for the demands of a fast-changing multimedia industry.

Find a journalism course


Wherever you are on your journey to a career in journalism, we have a qualification to suit you.

Diploma in Journalism

Our entry-level qualification, which equips learners for the demands of the newsroom. Widely recognised by employers.

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Leadership for journalists

Introducing a programme which aims to develop journalists and strengthen the quality of leadership across the industry

Work with the NCTJ

The NCTJ can only be truly effective if we work in partnership with the industry we represent and the stakeholders we support.

Become an accredited course

NCTJ accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in journalism training, providing a world-class industry standard that is recognised throughout the media.

Industry partners

As a strategic partner of the NCTJ, you can help us innovate, build our capacity and ensure we have the resources to make a difference where our help is needed most.


Find out how you can take on apprentices, register trainees for NCTJ qualifications and contribute to the work of the charity.

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An apprenticeship is a great option for those who want to earn while they learn, giving them on-the-job newsroom experience while they undertake an NCTJ qualification.

Jobs at NCTJ

The NCTJ has a friendly working environment with a team-working and goal-orientated culture. Find out more about working at the NCTJ.

Qualifications & courses

The NCTJ is the media industry's professional body and awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual, CCEA and Qualifications Wales to deliver industry standard qualifications.

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