Destinations of NCTJ Diploma in Journalism students 2019

This independent research aims to assess the impact of investing in an NCTJ-accredited course and performing well in the diploma. It follows the first report, which was published in 2015.

As individuals have invested their time and money in gaining an NCTJ diploma qualification, it is appropriate that they know what impact their investment will have.

They should know whether the diploma is likely to lead to employment, whether it will increase their chances of getting the type of job they want and what level of salary they may earn.

To answer these information needs, we commissioned this report which examines the ‘destinations’ of people who have studied for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

This follows the first report, which was published in 2015.

Employability is one of the most important barometers of NCTJ accreditation. We’re conscious we set a very exacting standard which is challenging and rewarding.

We are delighted those who completed the Diploma in Journalism, and particularly those who achieved the gold standard, have such a fantastic record for getting the journalism jobs they’ve worked so hard for.

– Joanne Butcher, chief executive, NCTJ

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