68 per cent pass rate in November NQJ sitting 14th December 2016

Early Christmas present for 40 NQJ trainees.

Double Award for Reporter in November NQJ 14th December 2016

Double Award for Reporter in November NQJ

Editors on the future of journalism: ‘Those who rise to the top have a flexible mind’ 25th November 2016

"The idea of being a single platform journalist has gone," said NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference panelist Joanne Cayford, digital and development editor of Newshour, BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4, in a session called “From the editor’s chair – what is the future?” 

NCTJ announces Awards for Excellence 2016 winners 24th November 2016

Student and trainee journalists were honoured at the NCTJ Awards for Excellence ceremony at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport on Thursday evening in a presentation led by BBC deputy political editor, John Pienaar.

'First class trainer' of more than 2,000 journalists receives 2016 NCTJ Chairman's award 24th November 2016

Paul Jones, head of diploma training at Press Association Training, has been honoured with the 2016 NCTJ chairman’s award for his outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.

News Associates Manchester named best performing course 2016 while Wolverhampton College more than doubles gold standard results 24th November 2016

Awards for the top NCTJ-accredited courses for 2015-16 were presented during an awards dinner held at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport on Thursday, 24 November.

Journalism training standards remain vital in the wake of growing fake news stories 24th November 2016

Journalism training standards set by the NCTJ are imperative in the battle against fake news, senior industry figures said today.

First students sit new online multiple choice regulation test 16th November 2016

Students at the City of Liverpool College and News Associates London are the first to sit the new newspaper and magazine regulation test which forms part of the essential journalism ethics and regulation module.

Journalism Skills Conference speakers to focus on the digital skills revolution transforming journalism 8th November 2016

The NCTJ’s annual skills conference is to feature a stellar line-up of guest speakers from all sectors of the media to discuss the digital skills revolution and a range of topical issues in journalism.

The great shorthand debate raised again after social media flurry 2nd November 2016

A Twitter storm about shorthand, regarded by many as a journalist’s sacrosanct skill, erupted yesterday morning as some students discovered that shorthand is now an optional module in the structure of the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. Fears were allayed by the facts: shorthand is mandatory for news journalists and isn’t going away but there is a lot more flexibility to cater for the full range of journalism careers.

BBC deputy political editor to present NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2016 20th October 2016

John Pienaar, BBC deputy political editor, is to present the NCTJ Awards for Excellence this year at the Journalism Skills Conference gala dinner on Thursday, 24 November.

NCTJ and JDF support new editorial diversity bursary scheme 18th October 2016

A new editorial diversity bursary scheme was launched today at the 2016 Society of Editors’ conference. Doug Wills, managing editor of the London Evening Standard and The Independent explained how the company was working with partners, including the NCTJ and Journalism Diversity Fund, to launch and fund the scheme.

Portsmouth home to 2016 Journalism Skills Conference 22nd September 2016

The 2016 NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference sessions will be hosted this year in Portsmouth, home to two of the NCTJ’s leading accredited course providers: Highbury College and the University of Portsmouth.

Inaugural Claire Prosser bursary awarded at Journalism Diversity Fund reception 22nd September 2016

The very first Claire Prosser bursary award was presented yesterday as part of the Journalism Diversity Fund’s annual reception, this year hosted by the London Evening Standard.

Two Thomas Read bursaries awarded after successful year fundraising 22nd September 2016

After a number of immensely successful fundraising campaigns, the Thomas Read bursary has decided to award two bursaries for the 2016-17 academic year. Announced at this year’s Journalism Diversity Fund annual reception, Sky Sports News executive editor and NCTJ trustee, Andy Cairns presented the bursaries.

Media industry leaders gather to celebrate Journalism Diversity Fund 22nd September 2016

Leading journalists, editors and industry professionals from across the UK, celebrated alongside bursary recipients and their tutors on Thursday, 22 September to celebrate the achievements of the people the fund has helped get into journalism.

NCTJ teams up with Press Gazette to publish 2016/17 guide to becoming a journalist 19th September 2016

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

Published by Press Gazette in association with the NCTJ, the 32-page guide includes tips from top journalists (including NCTJ alumnus and former Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger), advice on getting a job in the industry from editors and a full list of NCTJ-accredited courses.

Awards for Excellence 2016 deadline extended by one week 16th September 2016

The deadline for entries to this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence has been extended by one week. NCTJ students and trainees now have until 5pm on Friday, 23 September to submit their entries.

NCTJ scale Snowdon in support of the Thomas Read bursary 12th September 2016

A team of NCTJ staff members joined the Read family on Saturday, 10 September to climb Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon.

Record 76 per cent pass rate in July NQJ exam sitting 17th August 2016

A record 76 per cent of candidates achieved senior status in the July sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

High praise for July NQJ award winners 17th August 2016

With a record-high pass rate for the July NQJ, chief examiner Steve Nelson has described the award winners as exceptional, describing their work as ‘impressive’, ‘compelling’ and ‘engaging’.

Family of diversity champion, Claire Prosser, establish new bursary award 15th August 2016

A new named bursary award, the second of its kind for the Journalism Diversity Fund, has been set up by the family of a BBC journalist who was a champion of diversity.

First distance learners achieve the Certificate in Foundation Journalism Qualification 11th August 2016

After two rounds of coursework marking, the very first distance learners have passed all 13 of the required credits to gain the Certificate in Foundation Journalism. Introduced in October 2015, the distance learning certificate programme is an opportunity to get started in journalism and to develop some essential journalism skills.

Death of long-serving former chairman of the photography board 29th July 2016

Peter Dash, who served for many years as our chairman of the press photography and photojournalism examinations board, died yesterday.

NCTJ to appoint new head of development 27th July 2016

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is entering an exciting new chapter and is to appoint a senior manager to help take the charity to the next stage of its growth.

NCTJ graduates scoop sports awards and trip to NFL press box 22nd July 2016

Three top NCTJ sports journalism students have been awarded prizes from NFL UK for their outstanding exam performance in the academic year 2014-2015.

NCTJ staff pound the pavement in 5k race to support Thomas Read bursary 14th July 2016

Members of NCTJ staff took to the streets of London today to run a 5k race as part of our continued efforts to support the Thomas Read bursary.

NCTJ launches research exploring self-employment experiences in freelance journalism 13th June 2016

The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) is conducting research on working lives of freelance journalists, aiming to provide independent, comprehensive information to allow us to understand the issues and difficulties freelance journalists overcome as well as the skills and training they look for in the pursuit of their stories. 

IPSO chairman joins industry to celebrate launch of latest edition of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists 9th June 2016

Sir Alan Moses, chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), has given his emphatic endorsement to the latest edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists.

NCTJ Awards for Excellence now open 23rd May 2016

The NCTJ Awards for Excellence are open for entries from students and trainee journalists across the UK.

NCTJ seminar outlines forthcoming changes to Diploma in Journalism 28th April 2016

Heads of journalism and course leaders have been given an update by the NCTJ on changes being made to the structure and content of the Diploma in Journalism at a seminar on 27 April at Lambeth College.

Cardiff course celebrates three NQJ award winners 13th April 2016

Three gold standard graduates from the NCTJ-accredited MA course at Cardiff University have won awards in the March sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism.

Record 74 per cent pass rate for March NQJ exam 13th April 2016

A record 74 per cent of candidates achieved senior status in the March sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

NCTJ and Sky Sports News debut video promoting women in sports journalism 22nd March 2016

The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and Sky Sports News have teamed up to produce a video encouraging more women to pursue a career in sports journalism.

Students learn how to be a reporter at journalism career seminar 22nd March 2016

Journalists need to be kind, approachable and inquisitive, Saffron Walden Reporter journalist Michael Steward told an audience of high school students.

Sky Sports News executive editor joins NCTJ board 4th March 2016

Andy Cairns, executive editor at Sky Sports News, has been appointed as a director and trustee of the NCTJ and will chair the charity’s accreditation board.

Reporters sit first National Qualification in Journalism exams of 2016 4th March 2016

Sixty-nine trainees sat the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) on Friday hoping to gain senior reporter status.

NCTJ reinstate accreditation of journalism training courses at Brighton Journalist Works 3rd March 2016

The directors of the NCTJ today (3 March 2016) agreed to reinstate accreditation of journalism training courses at Brighton Journalist Works subject to a series of strict conditions.

Goodbye 'Duzza': NCTJ trainer and examiner Paul Durrant dies 10th February 2016

Paul Durrant, an NCTJ trainer, examiner and a member of the journalism examinations board, has died at the age of 63 following a battle with cancer.

ITV's Charlene White presents NCTJ diploma exam awards at annual Student Council 5th February 2016

Nine students are reaping the rewards for their hard work in the Diploma in Journalism exams after being presented with prizes at the annual NCTJ Student Council meeting in London.

Student Council representatives advised to 'never stop learning' 5th February 2016

Sky Sports News executive editor Andy Cairns has rallied NCTJ journalism students to sell their skills to employers and never stop learning.

Westmorland Gazette reporter scoops third NCTJ award in a year 2nd February 2016

A senior reporter has won an annual award for exceptional performance in the National Qualification for Journalism (NQJ), making it her third NCTJ award in a year.

Full programme unveiled for Google News Lab workshop 28th January 2016

A host of top speakers have been lined up for the Google News Lab and NCTJ digital tools and skills for journalism workshop on Wednesday, 2 March.

Death of former Darlington College media law tutor 28th January 2016

Robin Crowther, long-serving journalism trainer at Darlington College and former member of the NCTJ media law examinations board, has died aged 74.

Lambeth College head of journalism joins NCTJ board 19th January 2016

Roz McKenzie, head of journalism at Lambeth College, has been appointed as a director and trustee of the NCTJ.

Brighton Journalist Works 14th January 2016

The NCTJ has today (14 January 2016) acted to remove accreditation temporarily from courses at Brighton Journalist Works following the completion of investigations into issues of malpractice and maladministration related to the delivery of NCTJ examinations.

Annual NCTJ results tables published 11th January 2016

The results tables for 2014-15 have been published on the NCTJ website.