The Journalism Skills Academy is a training platform created by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) for journalists at every stage of their career. Here, you can study towards formal qualifications via distance learning, access
free video resources, undertake short skill-specific courses and test your knowledge with our interactive quizzes. We hope you enjoy learning with us.
Continue your professional development with the Journalism Skills Academy. Held online, we deliver live skills training sessions across a range of topics, in addition to exam refreshers for learners studying NCTJ qualifications.
Short eLearning Courses
A series of short, interactive courses ideal for those who want to improve existing journalism skills or learn new ones
Practical International Journalism
A journalist working overseas needs an array of skills and knowledge. This distance learning course covers all the core elements of being a working journalist operating in an international arena.
Certificate in Foundation Journalism
This distance learning course is a great first step for those considering a career in journalism or those wishing to develop their journalistic skills for a specific purpose
Diploma in Journalism
This distance learning course will teach you the skills needed to succeed in the newsroom. The diploma is the qualification editors look for when hiring a trainee journalist
National Qualification in Journalism
Qualify as a senior journalist with this distance learning course. The NQJ is the professional senior qualification that examines all-round competence in a range of essential journalism skills