The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) was founded in 1951 as organisation to oversee the training of journalists for the newspaper industry in the United Kingdom and is now playing a role in the wider media. It is a self-appointed body and does not hold any statutory powers from central government, meaning students and those seeking to enter the media industry do not have to legally hold one of its qualifications to obtain work as a journalist.
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The NCTJ delivers the premier training scheme for journalists in the
United Kingdom  The NCTJ offers a range of qualifications for those
beginning a career in journalism and for those who want to continue
their professional development. The Level 3 Diploma in Journalism
introduced in 2007 and the Level 5 National Qualification in
Journalism (NQJ) introduced in 2013 have been joined by apprenticeship
and foundation certificate qualifications. Qualifications cover news,
magazine, production, sports, business and finance, online, video,
radio and television journalism. Courses are vocational, focusing on
skills convergence and multimedia journalism.
The NCTJ is a charity for all media with a professional awarding body
recognised by Ofqual, Qualification Wales and CCEA Northern Ireland,
an accreditation board, Student Council, focus groups and forums, and
the annual Journalism Skills Conference.
NCTJ alumni include Mark Austin, Piers Morgan, Kay Burley, John
Inverdale, Reshmin Chowdhury,
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NCTJ website Journalism Diversity