This form is for orders within the UK only. Overseas learners can download an order form at the bottom of this page.

Within two working days of placing your order, you will receive an email containing your login details and a link to the e-learning platform, where you will find your course materials. Please also check your junk folder.

Textbooks will be sent via Royal Mail for orders including the the following modules: Essential Journalism, Essential Media Law and Regulation, Public Affairs for Journalists, Shorthand, Sports Journalism, Editing Skills for Journalists and Business of Magazines.

  • Delivery costs for textbooks are included in the price.
  • If you are outside the UK, please complete the overseas learner order form found at the bottom of this page.
  • Residents of Northern Ireland and Scotland, please order through this form but contact [email protected] regarding your Programme of Study.

National exams are offered two/three times a year and you will need to complete the online application form, which will be made available on the website at least six weeks prior to the exam dates. 

To order the journalism for a digital audience module, please contact Kat Hendry.

Enrolment and order form

Please complete this form fully.

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The core skills are made up of Essential Journalism, Essential journalism e-portfolio, Essential journalism ethics and regulation and Essential media law and regulation

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This Broadcast Regulation distance learning module does not count towards the Diploma in Journalism qualification as a specialist option

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Occasionally, we may wish to market other products and services that may not be directly related to your studies or programme of teaching. If you would like to receive this information from us, please provide your consent. You have the right to opt-out from receiving our correspondence at any time by emailing us at [email protected].


You will receive an email with your login details and link to the e-learning platform within two working days. Please check your junk folders if this does not come through within this timeframe. Most textbooks are dispatched within five working days, but please allow up to 14 days for delivery of textbooks. If you are purchasing the core skills package, please provide an address where materials can be signed for.  We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.

Refunds Policy

This returns and refunds policy is in accordance with the EU Distance Selling Directive which came into force in October 2000 and is part of UK law under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulation 2000. This law applies to all transactions within the UK where a consumer does not meet the vendor. Contracts between businesses are not governed by these regulations.

Customer Rights

In accordance with the law, you have 14 days in which you have the right to cancel your course and return any textbooks supplied (un-used and still in re-saleable condition) to receive a refund. You do not have to give a reason for cancelling your order. We are obliged to return your payment within 30 days of cancellation, although an administration charge of £10 and any delivery / postage costs incurred will be deducted.

How to cancel

Should you wish to cancel your order within 14 days of purchase, please contact us on 01799 544014. You will then be asked to return any textbooks. You are advised to pack the books carefully to avoid damage and send them back to the NCTJ by recorded delivery, registered post or by courier. Proof of postage will not be accepted as proof of delivery. We cannot accept liability for goods lost or damaged during transit. Remember to include your name and address with the returned goods.

Refunds for unwanted goods

Providing the unwanted textbooks are received by us in an un-used and re-saleable condition within 2 weeks of delivery, your payment will be refunded in full. No refunds can be given after this date.

Orders placed by credit or debit cards will be refunded directy to your credit or debit card. All refunds will be made within 30 days of return of textbooks.


Please note, all distance learning materials are copyright of the National Council for the Training of Journalists and are intended for personal use only.