More than one hundred trainees sit National Certificate Examination today

More than one hundred journalists took the NCTJ National Certificate Examination today hoping to gain senior qualification status.

The NCE is designed to examine all-round competence in a range of fundamental skills and 110 trainees completed the four sections of the exam: news interview, news report, newspaper practice and the logbook.

The topics featured in today’s papers included the possible closure of a church and a bank robbery.

In order to gain senior status, all trainees must be able to extract information using excellent interview techniques, reproduce clear and concise reports in a style that attracts readers and demonstrate they are conversant with day-to-day newspaper practice inside and outside of the office.

The NCE results will be made available next month.