News Associates London tops the results tables at annual NCTJ course provider awards

The multimedia sports journalism course at News Associates London has been named the best performing course at the NCTJ-accredited course performance awards after achieving a 100 per cent gold standard pass rate.

Awards for the top NCTJ-accredited courses for 2014-15 were presented during an awards dinner held at the Library of Birmingham on Thursday, 26 November.

The journalism courses were presented with awards for the highest percentage of students achieving the NCTJ gold standard: A-C grade passes in all exams plus 100 words per minute shorthand.

Awards host BBC Midlands Today presenter Nick Owen congratulated all the course providers, saying: “Behind the success of each of those students will be a team of dedicated trainers and educators. All of those who teach on accredited courses should be congratulated on achieving the high standards the NCTJ sets on behalf of the industry.”

It was a double success for News Associates London, who were also awarded the best performing independent fast-track course for their multimedia journalism course.

Highbury College won the furth

er education fast-track category for their news journalism course. The best performing further education academic year course was City of Wolverhampton College for the fifth year running.

University of Sussex won the higher educ

ation postgraduate category with their accredited MA course, while Nottingham Trent’s BA honours in news journalism topped the undergraduate table.

Detailed exam results for all NCTJ-accredited courses will be published on the NCTJ website in December.

Photography by BBC Academy/Mark Robertson