This level 3 qualification is ideal for those looking for an introduction to journalism, or those wishing to use journalistic skills for a specific purpose, such as blogging.
Studying for an NCTJ qualification via distance learning is the perfect way to study at your own pace and in your own time.
Many people have other commitments to consider when embarking on study and this online resource means you can fit learning around your life.
Learners are able to access the NCTJ’s interactive and engaging distance learning materials online via the Journalism Skills Academy platform.
They can also interact with other learners on our online forum, and learn more about the journalism industry through our bi-monthly distance learner newsletter.
The courses available include the NCTJ Certificate in Foundation Journalism, the Diploma in Journalism and the National Qualification in Journalism.
National exams for the Diploma in Journalism are offered in Nov/Dec, April/May and July each year.National exam timetable
National shorthand exams are held for external candidates in September, January and May.Shorthand National exam timetable
Tutor support is available as part of the distance learning package to help learners with their studies.
This is a popular resource but do plan ahead to book a slot ahead of the busy exam season.Tutor support booking form