NCTJ fast-track diploma in multimedia journalism

1. Qualification details

Qualification name Diploma in Journalism
Qualification level Level 3
Awarding organisation National Council for the Training of Journalists
Course webpage
Course type Full time
Course start date 17 February 2020
Instruction language English
Price £4,600.00
Additional price description Price includes one attempt at all exams, and two at shorthand. Bursaries available through the Journalism Diversity Fund:
Attendance pattern Daytime/working hours

2. Course description

The NCTJ-accredited 22-week ‘fast-track’ course has two intakes a year, in February and September. Trainees attend full-time Monday to Thursday (9.30am-5.30pm) and are expected to work Fridays at a work placement on a newspaper or news outlet. These courses run at both our London and Manchester centres. Modules studied include essential journalism, multimedia and video journalism, journalism portfolio, essential media law and court reporting, public affairs, shorthand (teeline) and an optional module in sports journalism or production journalism.

3. Entry requirements

We are looking for a clear passion and commitment to the industry such as through student media or relevant work experience. We accept applications from mature applicants without formal qualifications, but it is highly desirable that you have some relevant work experience in journalism. If English is not your first language, you must achieve a minimum overall score of 7.0 in the IELTS English language test, including at least 7.0 in the writing component of the test. Acceptance on a course follows an entrance test and interview with our head of journalism and/or managing editor. We are looking for

4. Equipment required

Mobile phone for mobile journalism, shorthand book

5. Assessment method

Each subject is assessed by examination and/or coursework set and marked by NCTJ examination teams. The e-portfolio is a continuous assessment, including evidence of journalistic skills and application of knowledge and understanding. Each unit has a programme of study including assessment criteria, how marks are awarded and grade descriptors on which learners’ levels of attainment will be differentiated. The assessment criteria for each unit clearly specify the standard that the learner is expected to meet in order to demonstrate that the learning outcomes have been achieved. Learning outcomes are listed in the qualification specification for the Diploma in Journalism and information on assessments can be found on the NCTJ website:

6. Venue

Name News Associates London
Address 247 The Broadway
SW19 1SD
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Phone 0870 445 0157

7. Other dates and venues

Venue Start date Options
News Associates London 15 February 2020 View course