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The Sheffield College

NCTJ Diploma in Journalism

Our NCTJ Diploma in Journalism course will run over 28-weeks from September at The Sheffield College’s Centre for the Creative Industries, based at Hillsborough Campus.

You will study media law, court reporting, public affairs (PA), essential journalism, ethics, shorthand and video journalism. Much of the course is delivered remotely with students attending college one full day per week.

You will be news gathering during the course and you will compile a portfolio of stories which is assessed by the journalism tutor. The reporting modules will include news writing for print, online and mobile journalism.

At the end of the course we will offer you help and advice regarding finding suitable employment. Editors often contact us in order to recruit trainees directly from our cohort.

Course Fees/Applications:

From September 2022, The Sheffield College will be offering the NCTJ Multimedia Diploma in Journalism as a Level 5 qualification. If you are under 19 you may be eligible for government funding to complete the course, over 19’s can fund the qualification with an Advanced Learner Loan.

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If you are interested in joining our NCTJ course, you can apply online.

When we have received your application, you will be contacted regarding an interview and an entrance test.

You may be interested to know that the NCTJ has a diversity fund which contributes towards paying course fees and if you would like to apply, full details are on their website:

If you would like any further information, please email

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have GCSE English Language grade 4-9 and pass the entry test.

Please note, applicants MUST be 18 or older at the start of the course.