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Welcome to the Journalism Training News page. Here you will find news about all aspects of journalism training including the latest NQJ results, notable achievements by journalism students, and new journalism courses.

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"No tricks" in the Oxdown ability test

Page 2 of 2 “But it has been refined over the past almost 50 years, with input from all sides of the industry, and since we know all of the facts that are given to the candidates, it is as

College journalists win scoop as Hague quits

Trainee journalists at Highbury College faced “hold the front page” drama when William Hague announced his decision to step down. The Portsmouth students were minutes away from their 8am deadline for a 12-page overnight election special when the Tory leader

Jobs boost for formereditor's class

A former editor of the Tamworth Herald is offering budding young journalists a chance to get a foot in the door of the industry. The full-time course is designed to lead to direct entry into the profession. All but three

"No tricks" in the Oxdown ability test

Page 1 of 2 Some 260 hopefuls will be sitting their National Certificate Examination today in the hope that it will open doors in the world of journalism – and make them better at their job. But a pass rate

NCE Examiners' Report: Autumn 2000Speech

Page 1 of 2 Speech – 180 candidates; 87 passed – 48% This speech dealt again with the problems of Eastwood, a district of Oxdown beset by neglect, vandalism and drug problems. Eastwood Regeneration Association was reporting on its successes

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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