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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 2021.

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

Certificate in Foundation Journalism distance learning
Individual unit £41.40
Mandatory units (pack of five) £165
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) £510
Essential journalism £240
Essential journalism e-portfolio £58.80
Essential journalism ethics and regulation £103.50
Essential media law and regulation £162
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 £162
Shorthand for journalists £103.50
Broadcast regulation £103.50
PR and communications for journalists £324
Practical magazine journalism (includes the cost of one mandatory exam preparation workshop) £372
Additional one hour of tutor support time £24
Diploma in Journalism examination fees
Diploma in Journalism (exam fees per candidate – one sitting) £534.60
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, videojournalism for digital audiences*, introduction to PR for journalists, data journalism*, and journalism for a digital audience* £59.40 each
Newspaper magazine regulation test £15
Broadcast journalism (double module), PR and communications (double module), practical magazine journalism (double module) £118.80
Broadcast journalism exam re-sit (per exam) £59.40
Broadcast journalism coursework resubmission £29.70
Shorthand £16.80
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
Diploma in Journalism examination report (per module) £42
Shorthand examination report £10.80
Level 6 National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ)
Registration fee £85.80
NQJ by distance learning
Learning materials only £600
Full distance learning package £960
NQJ examination fees
Enrolment fee (exam fees per candidate for one sitting) £495
Re-sits
The big news story/Community journalism/Production journalism £165
Media law and ethics in practice £165
E-logbook £82.50
Replacement NCE/NQJ certificates (inc p&p) £18
Other fees
Third party request for data information £40
Appealing examination results
Stage 1 – initial review and re-mark (per candidate)* £57.70
Stage 2 – independent review £85.50
Appeals of decisions other than exam results
Stage 1 £57.70
Stage 2 £85.50
*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 £27
Assessment/certification fee per candidate £138
Level 4 Diploma in Magazine Journalism
(bespoke qualification – please contact directly for details)
Assessment/certification fee per candidate £237.60
Level 5 Certificate in Professional Sports Journalism
(bespoke qualification – please contact directly for details)
Assessment/certification fee per candidate £118.80
Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Journalism
Registration fee per candidate £27.60
Assessment/certification fee per unit £13.80
Total cost per candidate to complete the CFJ (no resubmissions) £207
Apprenticeship fees: junior journalist (per apprentice)
Registration and certification £525
Diploma exam fees per candidate (one sitting) £469.80
End-point assessment (EPA) £525
End-point assessment (EPA) re-sit £262.50
Apprenticeship fees: senior journalist (per apprentice)
Registration and certification £456
NQJ exam fees per candidate (one sitting) £495
End-point assessment (EPA) £1,488
End-point assessment (EPA) re-sit £744
Accreditation fees
Annual membership (per centre payable in January) £972
Accreditation panel visit £660
Advisory or monitoring visit £522
New centre accreditation £972
Examination spot checks no charge
(Note: any examination spot re-checks required will be charged at £84 to cover associate costs)
Annual approval fees
Diploma in Journalism approved exam centre £1320
Certificate in Foundation Journalism centre approval £204
External verification visit fees – fee per visit
Certificate in Foundation Journalism £270
Other training courses
One-day training courses (online) From £62.50 plus VAT
NQJ refresher course (online) £360
E-learning courses From £45 plus VAT

 

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