NQJ exam dates

Exam dates for the NQJ are offered three times a year; March, July and November.

The next available NQJ exams take place on Friday 4 November 2022. Bookings close at 5pm on Friday 30 September. Please ensure to book your exam(s) in good time, as the NCTJ are unable to accept late booking requests.

Eligibility: you must have achieved the full gold standard diploma prior to enrolling for the NQJ. You will also need to have completed 18 months training by the date of the exams and ensure exam results in essential media law, media law court reporting and public affairs are not more than five years old.

NQJ exam timetable:

NQJ exam date Enrolment opens Last date to sit 100wpm shorthand Enrolment closes Results issued (by 5pm)
4 November 2022 3 August 2022 16 September 2022 30 September 2022 6 December 2022
3 March 2023 7 December 2022 19 January 2023 3 February 2023 4 April 2023
7 July 2023 5 April 2023 18 May 2023 2 June 2023 8 August 2023

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Further information

The NCTJ offer candidates the option to sit NQJ in-office if your company has suitable facilities available, or remotely at home.

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