PR and communications for journalists

The PR and Communications elective option is available to candidates alongside the mandatory subjects of the entry-level NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

This programme of study will enable trainee journalists to understand the objectives, strategies and tactics employed by PR staff with whom they will come into contact. It can also prepare them to work at a junior level in public relations.

Candidates are assessed by a two-part exam over two and a half hours.