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The NCTJ is recruiting journalism candidates for its latest round of pre-entry courses. It is offering courses designed specifically to meet the industry’s needs. They are being held at universities and colleges across the country and entrants will need at

Training boost from Scottish forum

Moves to produce a definitive journalism training manual for schools in Scotland have taken a fresh step forward. The Scottish Journalism Training Forum is about to fill the knowledge gap about careers and training. It will publish the guide in

Time to enrol for training

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has issued a reminder for would-be journalists to get their applications in for the next round of pre-entry courses. Courses for reporters are held at universities and colleges throughout the country, and

NCE Examiners' Report: Autumn 2000Interview

Page 2 of 3 The actions of the passenger from the Cavalier, who ran off after making a vain attempt to recover the drugs, were overlooked by some candidates, despite a useful quote from a witness in the briefing material,

NCE Examiners' Report: Autumn 2000Newspaper Practice

Page 1 of 3 Newspaper Practice – 195 candidates; 81 passed – 42% A 35 per cent pass rate must be the lowest on record and although it is the sort of figure to provoke a storm of protest and

Study on Saturday to become a journalist

The Media Training Centre is launching a part-time Saturday course designed for anyone who would like to enter journalism but cannot give up their current career while they re-train. Based in London, the course will run over 30 weeks from

What a weekend!

Holly Sykes explans what’s involved in the job of being features editor of a thriving and award-winning student newspaper. This article first appeared in the Hull Daily Mail My weekend consists of hard work and plenty of coffee and chocolate

Autumn 2000 NCE results

The Autumn 2000 NCE results have been announced – showing only a 35 per cent pass rate. The figure is worse than the Spring results this year, which managed a pass rate of 40 per cent – criticised as the

NCE Examiners' Report: Autumn 2000

The Autumn 2000 NCE results showed only a 35 per cent pass rate. Here we publish the Examiners’ Report from the NCTJ, showing how and where the candidates slipped up. The report about the Newspaper Pratice paper said: “Collectively, the

Work experience behind the wheel of a sports car

Teenager Chris Knapman is the envy of many would-be journalists, who spend their periods of work experience doing endless vox pops for the local paper. He got to hurtle around in a £26,000 Honda S2000 sports car as part of

Student's talent is in Vogue

Bursary student Jayne Sharratt has been named as a finalist in Vogue’s Talent Contest for Young Writers. Jayne is a student on the post-graduate Professional Writing Programme at Falmouth College of Arts in Cornwall. Her work gets regular exposure on

Training boost for Scotland

A benchmark for training journalists in Scotland could be established as a result of work by a new industry forum. People leaving colleges are coming to local newspapers as talented trainees but without the sound backing of a solid journalism

New journalism degree course

Students will be able to study for a degree in journalism at Edge Hill College of Higher Education from September 2001. Applications are now being accepted for the new BA (Hons) Journalism course, run by the institution’s Department of Media

Two more scholars sign up

Two more teenagers have joined the Hull Daily Mail Scholars scheme to help them make the headlines in their chosen careers. Sarah Blevins and Samantha Lane, both 18, have taken advantage of the scheme organised by the University of Lincolnshire

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Reading Chronicle reporter Sarah-Jane Russell has won the prize for the best pre-entry student of 1999 at Highbury College, Portsmouth. She will be presented with the James Arlott Memorial Award and a cash prize at the college on May 25.

Low wages, long hours, lack of training…

Why was I not surprised that the worst National Certificate Examination results in 25 years have just been announced by the NCTJ? Congratulations to all those who passed, including some who attended my three-day refresher course last September, but the