NCTJ Diploma in Journalism (Fast-Track)

Glasgow Clyde College
Course summary
Professional Training
18 weeks
2,150 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Course Dates
2,150 GBP

Course description

NCTJ Diploma in Journalism (Fast-Track)

The NCTJ Diploma in Journalism is the industry standard qualification.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Entry requirements (minimum)

A relevant degree

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the College website.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

What will I learn?

This 18 week NCTJ Diploma course will provide you with the skills you need to work in a digital newsroom or in the communications industry. Course dates are:

This course includes a variety of modules which will teach you how to produce engaging news copy and features as well as video footage for websites and social media.

You will also learn about how analytics and social media play a huge part in journalism and communications today.

Finally, you will develop a deep knowledge of the magazine industry in Scotland, Scottish politics and Scots Law.

The diploma has three core values at its foundation:

  • the skills needed to source and tell stories accurately and to tight deadlines
  • the modern multimedia environment of journalism and the integration of this with traditional skills
  • core essential skills which are taught and assessed to a national standard, while still allowing some flexibility to specialise.

Training Course Content

  • Essential journalism including the essential journalism exam and portfolio
  • Practical magazine journalism
  • Essential media law and regulation
  • Journalism for a digital audience
  • Public affairs (politics, health education etc)
  • Videojournalism for online.

Course delivery details

27 Jan 2023 @ 9am - 4pm

Continuing Studies

The course will be taught by staff currently working within the newspaper and broadcast industries.

The course has an excellent relationship with the journalism industry, including particularly close links with the Scottish Sun, Reach PLC (Scotland), Herald and Times Group, the Drum magazine, No.1 Magazine and Clyde Broadcast, among others.

We have a number of distinguished guest speakers over the course of the year including Sally Hampton, Consumer Magazines Publisher at DC Thomson; Donald Martin, Editor-in-Chief of Newsquest Scotland; Paul McNamee, Editor of the Big Issue and Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Justice for the Scottish Government and local MSP.

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Glasgow Clyde College

Glasgow's largest further education provider with a range of courses across three campuses and online Glasgow Clyde College is a multi-campus college with three sites across Glasgow in Anniesland, Cardonald and Langside. The College was formed in August 2013 following...

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Glasgow Clyde College

50 Prospecthill Road
G42 9LB Glasgow

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