National Council for the Training of Journalists

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is the industry's charity that delivers the premier training scheme for journalists in the UK. We provide a world-class education and training system that develops current and future journalists for the demands of a fast-changing multimedia industry.

Short Courses

Journalism & Media (1)



The NCTJ has over 60 years’ experience teaching gold standard training to journalists. We not only train journalists, but anyone who needs journalistic skills. If you need to sharpen your writing, media law, editing, proofreading or press releases, you can tap into our expert knowledge.


The NCTJ delivers industry standard qualifications for pre-entry and trainee journalists, as well as professional qualifications for working journalists.


The majority of successful journalists working across all media sectors are NCTJ-trained and qualified. Journalists from all sectors of journalism, as well as those who have moved into other industries, share stories from their careers and how their NCTJ training benefited them.


The NCTJ is the accreditation body for the UK journalism industry.

Newport, England, United Kingdom