Update: NCTJ coronavirus contingency plan

The NCTJ has considered the revised guidance issued by the government on 16 March relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and we have updated our contingency plan.

We have decided to postpone diploma exams in April 2020 for national candidates due to sit at an NCTJ exam centre.

This does not affect candidates on an accredited course at a centre, or national candidates due to sit in-office, who should follow the arrangements of their centre or newspaper office.

We are postponing all upcoming accreditation visits, as well as face-to-face meetings and events and will make arrangements to hold them on a future date or, where appropriate, remotely.

Click here to view the NCTJ’s updated contingency plan.