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Fees

Find out more about the fees relating to NCTJ qualifications, assessments and accreditation.

The following fees are applicable for 1 September 2022.

VAT at the standard rate (20 per cent) has been included in all fees where applicable.

Certificate in Foundation Journalism distance learning
Individual unit £43.20
Mandatory units (pack of five) £174
Diploma in Journalism distance learning
Core skills package (Essential Journalism, Essential journalism e-portfolio, Essential journalism ethics and regulation and Essential media law and regulation) £535
Essential journalism £252
Essential journalism e-portfolio £62.40
Essential journalism ethics and regulation £108
Essential media law and regulation £170.10
Sports journalism, editing skills for journalists, media law court reporting, public affairs for journalists, business and finance journalism, videojournalism for digital audiences, journalism for a digital audience £170.10
Shorthand for journalists £108
Broadcast regulation £108
PR and communications for journalists £339.30
Practical magazine journalism (includes the cost of one mandatory exam preparation workshop) £403.20
Additional one hour of tutor support time £24
Diploma in Journalism examination fees
Diploma in Journalism* (exam fees per candidate – one sitting)
*Accredited courses
£561.60
Essential journalism, essential media law and regulation, essential journalism e-portfolio, media law court reporting, public affairs for journalists, editing skills for journalists, sports journalism, business of magazines, business and finance journalism, photography for journalists, radio journalism, videojournalism for digital audiences*, introduction to PR for journalists, data journalism*, and journalism for a digital audience* £62.40 each
Newspaper magazine regulation test £15.90
PR and communications (double module), practical magazine journalism (double module), TV journalism (TV newsday) £124.80
Broadcast journalism (double module) £187.20
Resubmissions: broadcast journalism coursework, data journalism coursework, photography for journalists, videojournalism for digital platforms coursework, e-portfolio £31.20
Shorthand £17.40
Resits/resubmissions Fees as above
Sanction fee £25

*Exam and coursework submissions combine to form one overall mark and final grade. They are not two separate submissions. Both the exam and coursework must be submitted for marking at the same time in order to achieve a result for the module.

 

Qualification certificate/replacement certificate £18.90
Diploma in Journalism examination report (per module) £44.10
Shorthand examination report £11.10
NQJ examination report £54.00

 

Level 6 National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ)
Registration fee £90
NQJ by distance learning
Learning materials only £630
Full distance learning package £1,008
NQJ examination fees
Enrolment fee (exam fees per candidate for one sitting) £522
Single exam/Re-sits
The big news story/Community journalism/Production journalism/Specialist brand publishing £174
Media law and ethics in practice £174
E-logbook first submission £174
E-logbook re-sit £87
Replacement NCE/NQJ certificates (inc p&p) £18.90
Other fees
Third party request for data information £50.40
Appealing examination results
Stage 1 – initial review and re-mark (per candidate)* £60
Stage 2 – independent review £89.40
Appeals of decisions other than exam results
Stage 1 Free of charge
Stage 2 £89.40
*The fee for a group appeal will be determined by the number of students involved

Centre fees by qualification

Level 5 Qualification in Practical International Journalism
Registration fee per candidate £28.20
Assessment/certification fee per candidate £144
Level 4 Diploma in Magazine Journalism
(bespoke qualification – please contact directly for details)
Assessment/certification fee per candidate £249.60
Level 5 Certificate in Professional Sports Journalism
(bespoke qualification – please contact directly for details)
Assessment/certification fee per candidate £124.80
Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Journalism
Registration fee per candidate £35.40
Assessment/certification fee per unit £14.70
Total cost per candidate to complete the CFJ (no resubmissions) £226.50
Apprenticeship fees: level 3 junior journalist (per apprentice)
Registration and certification £552
Diploma exam fees per candidate (one sitting) £491.40
End-point assessment (EPA) £552
End-point assessment (EPA) re-sit £276
Apprenticeship fees: level 5 journalist (per apprentice)
Registration and certification £552
Diploma exam fees per candidate (one sitting) £491.40
End-point assessment (EPA) £1,050
End-point assessment (EPA) re-sit £525
Apprenticeship fees: level 7 senior journalist (per apprentice)
Registration and certification £480
NQJ exam fees per candidate (one sitting) £522
End-point assessment (EPA) £1,300
End-point assessment (EPA) re-sit £650
Accreditation fees
Annual membership (per centre payable in January) £999
Accreditation panel visit £684
Advisory or monitoring visit £540
New centre accreditation £999
Examination spot checks no charge
(Note: any examination spot re-checks required will be charged at £87.60 to cover associate costs)
Annual approval fees
Diploma in Journalism approved exam centre £1,362
Certificate in Foundation Journalism centre approval £210
External verification visit fees – fee per visit
Certificate in Foundation Journalism £540
Other training courses
Skills masterclasses (online) From £75
NQJ refresher course (online) £360 full day
E-learning courses From £22.80*
*Free courses also available

 

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