Recognised by editors across the country as the only relevant course for new journalists, the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma has a successful history here at City of Wolverhampton College. With superb grades for each learner year on year and fantastic links with local industries our NCTJ Diploma has been awarded the best NCTJ FE course for four years running. This has been achieved through delivering a course led by industry professionals who provide you with the best possible route into gaining employment into the journalism career you are looking for.

We have excellent contacts with editors across the region who regularly interview learners for job openings that occur, with one local paper only recruiting from this NCTJ course. Last year 10 learners immediately went into industry relevant jobs, some gaining job offers even before they had completed the course.

This course is an excellent alternative to university for students who would prefer to take a professional route into journalism, but is also designed for graduates who wish to specialise in journalism and is the qualification demanded by editors, irrespective of your degree.

Want to find out more? Listen to our NCTJ tutor talking about all aspects of the course on Big Centre TV (piece starts at 1min 20 seconds)

Awarded Arts Mark Gold status by Arts Council England for our excellent courses and links with employers, we pride ourselves on producing work-ready students equipped with the skills and knowledge to be a success in the industry.

As a member of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Culture we work closely with a range of employers, freelancers and creative organisations and offer a variety of creative Apprenticeships throughout the West Midlands


Need support with funding for the Journalism course? The Journalism Diversity Fund may be able to help.

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