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Distance learning

NCTJ qualifications can be studied by distance learning, which is perfect for those unable to study at a centre-based course.

Distance learning is a great option for those who wish to study from home to their own schedule. All of our distance learning programmes are delivered online via the Journalism Skills Academy, where learners can access their multimedia learning materials and connect with one another in online forums. Tutor support from experts in each subject is also available as an invaluable resource.

Qualifications available via distance learning:

Certificate in Foundation Journalism

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.

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Diploma in Journalism

This level 5 qualification will prepare learners for the demands of a newsroom, teaching the skills needed to work as a professional journalist.

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National Qualification Journalism

This level 6 qualification will qualify those with the Diploma in Journalism and 18 months’ experience to be senior journalists.

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Distance learning has worked well alongside freelance writing. I like the flexibility it offers compared with a course with physical lessons.
Ivan Morris Poxton

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