We do not set any specific entry requirements, though we recommend you complete our self test before enrolling. You can find the self test marking guide here. A minimum of five GCSE passes (with one in English) or equivalent is recommended.
The price of each individual module, and exam costs which are charged separately, can be found by clicking on the modules above. The four mandatory modules can be purchased as a bundle for £535.50 (including VAT).
One hour of tutor support is included in each module. Distance learning tutors are experts in their subject and can advise you on areas you are struggling with or have questions about. You will receive contact details for tutors in the e-learning site.
When you are ready, you can book to sit your exams. We hold national exams three times a year and they can be sat in-centre or remotely from home. Click here for more information.
You can begin your studies at any time and can work at your own pace, but we would advise you to aim to complete the course within two years. The diploma qualification is reviewed each year to ensure it remains current and up-to-date with industry practice. Updates to the syllabus content and assessments may be made. You will be informed of these changes as they happen and updated programmes of study and assessments will be made available to you.
Transition from the level 3 Diploma in Journalism
On 1 September 2020, the NCTJ level 5 Diploma in Journalism was introduced. This qualification will replace the Level 3 Diploma in Journalism after a transition period. Click here to read the transition arrangements.