Professional development

Whether you've been in the industry for years, or are just starting out in journalism, it's important to keep learning and developing your skills.

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Discover our professional development offerings, such as CPD courses and training resources, and find out more about work experience and internships.

CPD Courses

Continue your professional training with the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Academy. Choose from a range of courses covering different topics in different formats including virtual training and e-learning. Course schedule Bespoke training enquiry…

Training resources

Our Journalism Skills Academy offers a wide variety of free training resources to help you improve your knowledge.


Internships & work experience

For those who have decided that journalism is the career for them, exposure to a working newsroom can have many benefits.

Leadership for journalists

Introducing a training programme which aims to develop journalists and strengthen the quality of leadership across the industry.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for journalists

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being embedded in newsrooms and content operations across the industry – but how will it affect the role of the journalist, content creator and editor? The NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Academy offers training resources so that people in different publishing roles can learn the essential skills and knowledge needed to…

NCTJ bespoke training courses

The NCTJ's Journalism Skills Academy works with clients to train and develop their teams in a wide range of skills and expertise…

Media law and court reporting training

Refresh your fundamental legal knowledge through the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Academy…

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