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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 Sheffield College’s Centre for the Creative Industries, based at Hillsborough.

You will study media law, public affairs (PA), interactive reporting, ethics, shorthand, video journalism and photography.

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

The course fees for over 19s can be funded by a student loan (please note that course fees are published at the end of each academic year and are subject to an annual increase). For more information follow this link:

Students who are 18 at the start of the course are fully funded by the Government and there is no fee to pay (apart from any re-sits for exams). All fees include first exam costs.

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