The diploma has three core values at its foundation: The skills needed to source and tell stories accurately and to tight deadlines; The modern multimedia environment of journalism and the integration of this with traditional skills; Core essential skills which are taught and assessed to a national standard, while still allowing some flexibility to specialise.
To gain the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism you must cover five areas of study. You are encouraged to study for the full diploma, but can undertake any or all of the fields of study according to individual preference and need.
The five areas studied are: Media law, including Essential Media Law and Court Reporting; Public affairs; Shorthand, from beginners up to 100wpm; Essential Journalism, including the Essential Journalism exam and portfolio; Business of magazines.
A relevant degree
Part time (day release)