Qualification: NCTJ Diploma in Journalism
Cost: Dependant on chosen modules, see chart below
Duration: We recommend you take no longer than two years to complete the qualification. The Diploma in Journalism is reviewed annually to ensure it's kept up-to-date with current industry practice. Qualification changes may apply if learners take longer than the recommended two years to complete.
The NCTJ Diploma in Journalism is the qualification that editors look for when recruiting a trainee journalist.
This distance learning programme equips learners with the knowledge and skills that journalists need to succeed on the job. It is also ideal for those who want to acquire transferrable journalistic skills.
The programme is perfect for those unable to study at an NCTJ-accredited, centre-based course. It provides distance learners with the information and support needed to comprehensively learn about each subject, thus preparing them for the exams. It is not compulsory to sit the exams but students must pass the exams and the portfolio to gain the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.
In order to gain the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, you must complete the four mandatory skills modules plus a selection of elective skills modules - reaching a minimum of 82 credits.
Information about the mandatory skills and elective options can be found in the left hand links.