Guidelines for submissions are given with each assessment.

Mostly, these are expressed as word lengths. However, learners may submit work on other platforms if they wish.

You can submit your completed unit for assessment to the NCTJ at any time. 

Results and certificates will be issued within 6 weeks of the submission deadlines below:

  • 24 September 2021
  • 26 November 2021
  • 28 January 2022
  • 25 March 2022
  • 27 May 2022
  • 29 July 2022

Distance learners must submit their assessments via our e-learning platform, the Journalism Skills Academy. If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Sanderson.

For distance learners, the assessment fee for first submissions is covered in the purchase price for the distance learning unit materials. For resubmissions, a separate fee is applicable. Please refer to the NCTJ's fees list on our website for details.