Reporters sit National Qualification in Journalism

Eighty-nine reporters sat NCTJ exams on Friday, 8 November hoping to gain senior qualification status.

The National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) is designed to examine all-round competence in a range of fundamental skills. 

The topics featured in today’s papers included: a major fire in an industrial unit; road maintenance at a caravan park; a double murder trial and allegations of inappropriate conduct by a school teacher.

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 day progressed smoothly thanks to the help of numerous volunteers at centres across the UK. The results will be made available in December 2013.