Skills training sessions

Continue your professional development with the Journalism Skills Academy. 

We deliver live skills training sessions (masterclasses, lunch and learns) across a range of topics, available to all. Our course schedule shows upcoming sessions up to 3-4 months in advance, and you can learn more about any of our sessions, and book your place, via the CPD area of the NCTJ website. You will then be enrolled onto the session (course) via your Journalism Skills Academy dashboard, where you will be able to find any pre-session information and access your session link. They are held online via Zoom.

For those studying the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, we also offer online exam refreshers.

Available courses

Feature Writing

MASTERCLASS 23.02.2024. Are you thinking of breaking into long-form writing, but need to know how? Then this feature writing masterclass could be for you.

Artificial Intelligence in the Newsroom

MASTERCLASS 22.02.2024. A practical session which will demonstrate how AI technology works and will explain existing and developing tools that are being adopted by media organisations across the UK.

Media Law

MASTERCLASS 21.02.2024. From good editorial practice and public interest, to defamation and data protection, this masterclass is ideal for anyone looking to brush up on their media law knowledge.

Video skills: Long-form vs short-form content

MASTERCLASS 21.02.2024. Video has become one of the most powerful storytelling formats in the publishing world with audiences increasingly choosing to consume content in visual form. This course will demonstrate the importance of video as an essential format for publishing content across multiple pl…