National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
The NCTJ, established in 1951, is a vital resource for new journalists and sets the standards for education and training in the industry. It aims to develop current and future journalists, preparing them for the demands of this fast-changing industry. The NCTJ accredits courses, awards qualifications, and provides career advice, training and contacts.
Accreditations and exams
The NCTJ accredits courses throughout the UK that lead to the Certificate in Journalism or the Diploma in Journalism. Many of these are widely regarded as vital for would-be journalists. Search for a course near you.