Destinations of NCTJ Diploma in Journalism students 2015

This research was designed to provide comparable results to the graduate destinations survey conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA).

The vast majority of successful graduates from NCTJ Diploma in Journalism courses are quickly getting jobs in the industry.

This independent research reveals that a total of 96 per cent of those who attained the gold standard in their studies – A-C grades in all NCTJ exams and 100 words per minute shorthand – told researchers they were working when questioned within 6-10 months of finishing their NCTJ-accredited courses. And 86 per cent of them said they had secured a journalism-related job.

Overall, 82 per cent of those who had completed the NCTJ diploma were in work, compared with 70 per cent of leavers from higher education courses across all subjects.  Gold standard diploma students fared best, with 96 per cent in work, compared with 90 per cent of those who passed the diploma, and 72 per cent of those who had not completed the diploma.

This research was updated in 2019.

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