Following recent queries about NCTJ support for learners with particular needs, please see our statement below.
The NCTJ has introduced a new format for running shorthand exams.
A major review of the National Certificate Examination has concluded that: “What is required is for the exam to evolve; there is no demand for a revolution.”.
The new format distance learning shorthand course plan is now available to purchase from our website.
Shorthand exam sittings remained steady for the 2009/10 academic year. There were 4468 sittings at speeds of 60-120wpm in 2009/10 compared to 4424 the previous year.
The format of NCTJ shorthand exams at speeds of 90 to 120 wpm will change from September so trainees can “hit the ground running” when they enter their first newsroom.
David Rowell, group editorial development executive of Johnston Press, supported the new format for NCTJ shorthand examinations when speaking at a Shorthand Seminar.
Four newly-qualified senior journalists are to be rewarded for their excellent performance in the November 2009 National Certificate Examination.