The NCTJ Diploma in Journalism is the professional qualification that news organisations demand when recruiting new journalists. It has launched the careers of world class reporters and is nationally recognised as the kite mark of quality by employers.
At UCFB, students will be trained to report for a range of digital, print, video and broadcast platforms by experienced senior journalists who are also NCTJ lecturers, including NCTJ board director and trustee Roz McKenzie, who UCFB has recruited to lead the 20-week course.
There is a unique offer of specialist NCTJ options to choose from at UCFB, including sports journalism, production journalism and broadcast journalism, alongside the NCTJ’s core modules including shorthand and media law.
Taught at UCFB Wembley, with the iconic Wembley Stadium at its heart, the course has a strong focus on digital and social media with all students expected to master using their mobile phones to film and edit news reports.
As well as learning from our band of experienced, industry based academics, students have the opportunity to apply for truly amazing work experience placements in the UK and abroad. Previous students have worked with the media team at the UEFA Champions League final and England international games at Wembley.
And thanks to our Complementary Curriculum and Executive Guest Speaker Series, students get the weekly opportunity to hear from industry professionals, ask them questions and gain key contacts for their future careers. Speakers in recent months have included BBC presenter Gabby Logan, the Daily Mail’s chief sports reporter Matt Lawton and former FA communications director Adrian Bevington.
On top of the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at UCFB Wembley, UCFB also provide brilliant media degrees including BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism, BA (Hons) Football Business & Media and BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting. A second campus at UCFB Etihad Campus, Manchester, also offers students the chance to study in and around a world-class sporting complex in an exciting city.
Find out more: www.ucfb.com/pressgazette
Journalism and media programmes at UCFB:
NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, UCFB Wembley
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism, UCFB Wembley & UCFB Etihad Campus
BA (Hons) Football Business & Media, UCFB Wembley & UCFB Etihad Campus
BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting, UCFB Wembley
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, HA9 0WS
Contact: Roz McKenzie, 0843 208 2222
- Diploma in Journalism (fast-track)