Do you dream of becoming a journalist?
If the answer is yes, congratulations you have just made the first step...
Our NCTJ foundation courses in multi-media journalism are widely recognised as the best in the country. They offer the unique opportunity of being trained while being based inside big media companies as close to the action as you can get.
Our London course is based in the Press Association’s headquarters close to Victoria Station. Our Newcastle course, which has a proud 42 year history, is based in the offices of the publishers of the Evening Chronicle, Journal and Sunday Sun.
Why our course?
Whether you choose to study in Newcastle or London, you can expect the very highest quality of training delivered in a real working media business. We have an oustanding record of achieving excellent pass rates in all the NCTJ exams. We have the best shorthand pass rates among similar length courses. Our trainees study towards the NCTJ’s Diploma qualifications, taking exams in law, public affairs, reporting and sub editing, as well as shorthand. Additionally you will get the chance to learn to tell stories in video too. Why you should choose us ›
Course structure and dates
Our 17-week, intensive, full-time courses are action packed from day one. They run twice a year, in spring and autumn. You’ll learn all the basics of being a great reporter and have the chance to produce stories for the Evening Chronicle, The Journal and the Sunday Sun on the Newcastle course and various London newspapers if you are studying in the capital. This is sure to impress the editors you are applying to. Our Autumn 2013 programmes will start on August 27 and run until December 20. Our Spring 2014 courses start on January 27 and run until May 23. Our More information about the course ›
We now offer delegates the chance to spread the cost of the course over several months with a discount available to those who pay up front. Click here for full details. Also, applicants can apply to have their course fees paid for them if they can demonstrate that they are from a socially or ethnically diverse background. For more information about applying for a grant, see the Journalism Diversity Fund’s website.
"The teaching at Newcastle is first rate and the hands on experience you get is invaluable. "
Stephanie Busari is a Deputy News Editor with First magazine.
"The training course at Newcastle equipped me with every skill I needed to hit the ground running."
Rosa Prince is now Political Correspondent with the Daily Telegraph.
"The course gave me a fantastic grounding in the media world."
Hannah Collier is now a Reporter with Channel Television