Sixty-one per cent pass rate for November NQJ 16th December 2015

Forty-three journalists are celebrating achieving senior status after passing the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) - a pass rate of 61 per cent.

Double NQJ award success for Surrey Advertiser reporter 16th December 2015

A newly-qualified senior reporter for the Surrey Advertiser has won two of the four awards available for her exceptional performance in the November National Qualification in Journalists (NQJ) exams.

It's time to think about publishing as social-first, Johnston Press head of digital tells NCTJ conference 27th November 2015

The move to a social-first strategy for publishing will require journalists to develop new skills, the head of digital for Johnston Press told the NCTJ’s annual Journalism Skills Conference today.

Diploma in Journalism review and proposal announced at NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference 27th November 2015

A draft proposal to revamp the NCTJ’s Diploma in Journalism aims to integrate digital and traditional skills and cater for all sectors of the industry.

Passionate debate at skills conference on the importance of supporting diverse recruitment 27th November 2015

Current initiatives and barriers for diverse recruitment in the industry were discussed at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference on Friday, 27 November.

Trainee journalists must be prepared for a constantly changing news environment says Birmingham regional editor 27th November 2015

Trainee journalists - and the courses they study on - need "total flexibility and total adaptability" to succeed in the future, a leading regional editor told the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference.

Instagram masterclass with Hannah Waldram 27th November 2015

Hannah Waldram, search and explore producer at Instagram discusses how journalists can use the platform to add to and enhance their stories. Watch the video now.

Sky News digital chief discusses digital revolution at NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference 26th November 2015

We need journalists who are passionate about journalism and who are creative in how they tell a story, Sky News head of digital products Andrew Hawken told an NCTJ conference.

Some of the best investigative jouralism is being done locally, NCTJ conference told 26th November 2015

Regional news outlets are producing some of the best investigative journalism, said Paul Myers, head of the BBC Academy’s investigative hub at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference.

NCTJ plans to introduce optional PR and communications module debated at skills conference 26th November 2015

Journalists should be taught the skills of PR and communications as part of their training course, a reporter who left newspapers to join a public relations firm told the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference.

News Associates London tops the results tables at annual NCTJ course provider awards 26th November 2015

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.

Winners announced for the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2015 26th November 2015

Student and trainee journalists were honoured at an awards ceremony announcing the winners of the NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK in Birmingham on Thursday.

Inaugural Paul Durrant award presented at NCTJ awards dinner 26th November 2015

Charlotte Austen-Hardy, senior reporter at the Chelmsford Weekly News, is the winner of the inaugural Paul Durrant Award for her outstanding performance in the NCTJ’s National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams.

Journalism training 'legend' wins NCTJ chairman's award 26th November 2015

Sue Green, journalism trainer and NCTJ examiner, has been honoured with the 2015 NCTJ chairman’s award for her outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.

Mobile journalism masterclass with Marc Settle 26th November 2015

Marc Settle, leader of smartphone training at the BBC Academy, delivers a masterclass in mobile journalism at the 2015 Journalism Skills Conference. Watch the full video now.

The BBC, journalism and the future: David Holdsworth 26th November 2015

David Holdsworth, controller, English regions, BBC discusses the editorial challenges for the BBC, suggests the skills they will need for the future and recalls memories of his own NCTJ training at the Journalism Skills Conference. Watch the video now.

Reporters sit final National Qualification in Journalism of 2015 6th November 2015

Seventy-three reporters sat the NCTJ’s National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams today hoping to gain senior status.

Ten years strong: industry celebrates decade of diversity 4th November 2015

Leading journalists, editors and industry professionals from across the UK, celebrated alongside bursary recipients and their tutors on Tuesday, 3 November at a special event to mark 10 years of the Journalism Diversity Fund.

New bursary awarded for first time in honour of inspirational journalist Thomas Read 4th November 2015

A Journalism Diversity Fund recipient has been awarded a new bursary in memory of a Sky Sports News journalist who died aged 25.

Certificate in Foundation Journalism now available by distance learning 29th October 2015

The Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Journalism is now available as a distance learning option and can be purchased through the NCTJ online shop.

Awards for Excellence shortlist announced as record-breaking trend continues 16th October 2015

Judges from across the industry have considered more than 220 award entries to choose the shortlist for the 2015 NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK.

Digital skills and the Diploma in Journalism are top of the Journalism Skills Conference agenda 13th October 2015

Leading journalists working in digital and mobile journalism will share their knowledge and expertise at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference in Birmingham in November.

NCTJ teams up with Press Gazette to publish 2015/16 guide to journalism training 8th October 2015

The NCTJ has teamed up with Press Gazette to create a guide to journalism training.

NCTJ student uses mobile journalism skills to win Rugby World Cup tickets 2nd October 2015

A day after her first mobile video class Brighton Journalist Works NCTJ student Jessica Wells shot a video that won a national prize.

BBC apprenticeship scheme highly commended in diversity awards 2nd October 2015

A BBC apprenticeship scheme which delivers NCTJ journalism training has been highly commended at the European Diversity Awards.

Wolverhampton College students get ready to embark on journalism careers 1st October 2015

Budding reporters from City of Wolverhampton College are preparing to see their names in print after passing their NCTJ Diploma in Jouranlism exams with flying colours.

Award to honour NCTJ trainer and journalist who inspired hundreds of reporters 28th September 2015

An award-winning NCTJ trainer and journalist who has launched the careers of hundreds of young reporters is to be honoured with the naming of a new award.

Students inspired to pursue a journalism career after studying NCTJ foundation certificate 24th September 2015

Four students who have completed the NCTJ Certificate in Foundation Journalism taught by Brighton Journalist Works have been inspired to pursue a career in journalism by signing-up to the NCTJ-accredited Diploma in Journalism course.

NCTJ Awards for Excellence deadline extended 18th September 2015

The deadline for entries to this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK has been extended by one week. NCTJ students and trainees now have until 5pm on Friday, 25 September to submit their entries.

Journalism Diversity Fund awards latest training bursaries 19th August 2015

Six aspiring journalists have been awarded training bursaries by the Journalism Diversity Fund to attend NCTJ-accredited courses.

Sixty-one per cent pass rate for July NQJ 12th August 2015

Forty-four journalists are celebrating achieving senior status after passing the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) - a pass rate of 61 per cent.

Awards for top July NQJ candidates 11th August 2015

Four newly-qualified senior reporters are celebrating after winning awards for exceptional performance in the July National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

Journalism Skills Conference moves to Birmingham for 2015 30th July 2015

The 2015 NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference sessions will be hosted this year by the BBC in Birmingham, the heart of its Academy training operation as well as home to its news output for the West Midlands.

Students completing NCTJ Diploma in Journalism are highly employable, research report finds 21st July 2015

The vast majority of successful graduates from NCTJ Diploma in Journalism courses are quickly getting jobs in the industry, new research has revealed.

Darlington College partner with The Northern Echo so students can experience working in a newsroom 20th July 2015

Journalism students at Darlington College will experience working in the newsroom while on-course as part of a new partnership with The Northern Echo.

Reporters go for senior status in National Qualification in Journalism exams 3rd July 2015

Seventy-three reporters sat the NCTJ’s National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams today hoping to gain senior status.

Diploma in Journalism review 'will integrate new and traditional skills' 23rd June 2015

The NCTJ will be reviewing the structure and contents of its Diploma in Journalism to ensure the qualification is continuing to meet the needs of the industry, the Society of Editors regionals’ seminar was told on Monday, 22 June.

Chairman of shorthand board to step down after 10 years' service 10th June 2015

Sheffield College shorthand tutor Marie Cartwright was thanked for years of dedicated service as she attended her last shorthand seminar as chief examiner and chairman of the shorthand board on Tuesday, 9 June.

Pearson diversity director joins NCTJ board of directors 9th June 2015

Abu Bundu-Kamara, director of diversity and inclusion at Pearson, has been appointed as a director and trustee of the NCTJ.

Student representatives meet with NCTJ board 5th June 2015

Representatives from the 2015 Student Council attended the NCTJ’s June board meeting to give their views about their training and qualifications.

Sixth formers complete Certificate in Foundation Journalism 25th May 2015

Sixth formers at Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) have completed the first ever NCTJ Certificate in Foundation Journalism with Brighton Journalist Works.

Multimedia journalism student wins prize for top NCTJ results at Teesside University 21st May 2015

A Teesside University student has won an award for the best NCTJ results in his year.

NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK open for entries 20th May 2015

The NCTJ Awards for Excellence are open for entries from students and trainee journalists across the UK, with NFL UK confirming their sponsorship for a second year.

Journalism Diversity Fund awards first training bursaries of anniversary year 19th May 2015

Eight aspiring journalists have been the first to be awarded bursaries by the Journalism Diversity Fund during its tenth anniversary year.

Argus reporter crowned young journalist of the year during dramatic regional press awards 15th May 2015

Former NCTJ student and trainee journalist Gareth Davies has been crowned young journalist of the year during this year’s regional press awards, where hundreds of guests were evacuated following a fire alarm on Friday, 15 May.

Students put journalism training into practice to cover 2015 general election 8th May 2015

NCTJ students from across the UK were out in force to cover the general election on Thursday, 7 May.

Don't write off the local media, NCTJ chief executive tells Westminster forum 26th April 2015

NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher addressed the Westminster Media Forum this month as part of a panel session on the future of local media: plurality, revenue models and policy priorities.

Seventy-two per cent pass rate for March NQJ 22nd April 2015

A record-equalling 72 per cent of candidates have passed the most recent National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ), the highest pass rate since the previous record achieved in July 2014.

Record-breaking NQJ result for Westmorland Gazette reporter 22nd April 2015

Newly-qualified senior reporter Katie Dickinson of the Westmorland Gazette has set a new record for the highest mark in the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) media law and practice paper, achieving 91 per cent. She was one of four NQJ candidates who won awards for exceptional performance in the March NQJ.

Staffordshire NCTJ student scoops Midlands Media Award 17th April 2015

A student from Staffordshire University’s NCTJ-accredited journalism course has been crowned top political reporter in the Student Midlands Media Awards 2015.

Certificate in Foundation Journalism awarded UCAS points 16th April 2015

The Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Journalism has been awarded a UCAS tariff of 50 points.

Trailblazer junior journalist apprenticeship approved by government 7th April 2015

An apprenticeship standard and assessment plan for junior journalists developed by employers in the media industry and the NCTJ is ready to be implemented across England as part of the government’s ‘trailblazer’ apprenticeship programme.

More needs to be done to encourage women into sports reporting says new government report 26th March 2015

Women need to be encouraged to train as sports journalists to address the current gender imbalance, a report by the women in sport advisory committee has said.

Press Association launches new bursary scheme supported by the Journalism Diversity Fund 17th March 2015

Press Association (PA) has launched a bursary scheme to encourage more minority ethnic journalists to join its newsroom.

Press freedom is under threat warns Sun political columnist 16th March 2015

Press freedom is under threat and we are dangerously close to the edge of a police state, Trevor Kavanagh, political columnist for The Sun, told the NCTJ public affairs seminar.

Journalism is fun but not glamorous, journalist tells students 10th March 2015

Journalism can be fun, interesting and exciting but it is definitely not glamorous, Cambridge News journalist Florence Snead told an audience of high school students.

NCTJ and Sky Sports News debut video about journalism apprenticeships 9th March 2015

A video promoting journalism apprenticeships has been unveiled on the NCTJ website to mark National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March).

Reporters sit first senior exams of 2015 6th March 2015

Ninety trainees sat the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) for reporters and five sports journalists sat the National Certificate Examination (NCE) for sports reporters on Friday hoping to gain senior reporter status.

Trevor Kavanagh to speak at public affairs seminar 26th February 2015

Political columnist for The Sun, Trevor Kavanagh, will be the keynote speaker at the public affairs seminar on 13 March.

Pre-order Morrison’s Essential Public Affairs (fourth edition) 14th February 2015

The fourth edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists by James Morrison is now available to pre-order from the NCTJ online shop at a special price of £19.99* (rrp £23.99).

Trailblazer apprenticeship update 13th February 2015

Work on new apprenticeship standards for journalism is well underway in 2015. 

Diploma in Journalism Awards presented at NCTJ Student Council 6th February 2015

Ten NCTJ students have been presented with awards for exceptional performance in the Diploma in Journalism exams.

Practical journalism experience is key to success, say NCTJ alumni 6th February 2015

Journalism students from across the UK were given the opportunity to quiz a panel of NCTJ alumni working across the industry at the annual Student Council forum in London.

'I'll forgive anything except laziness' Sun editor tells Student Council 6th February 2015

The Sun editor David Dinsmore told NCTJ journalism students a willingness to work hard was the number one quality he looks for when recruiting a journalist.

New diploma awards announced for top-performing students 14th January 2015

Four new Diploma in Journalism awards have been created thanks to support from media companies.

NCTJ publishes updated annual results tables 9th January 2015

The results tables for 2013-14 have been published on the NCTJ website.

First NCTJ quality assurance annual report is published 30th November 2008

The first annual report from the NCTJ’s quality assurance and standards committee has been published.