NCTJ stamp for Glasgow course

The BA Journalism course at Glasgow Caledonian University has been awarded NCTJ accreditation.

The university claims the course is the only NCTJ-accredited undergraduate journalism degree in Scotland that includes broadcast in the curriculum.

The accreditation is provisional for three years. Students will now be entered for the NCTJ’s professional “prelim”

exams in newspaper journalism, shorthand, law and public affairs.

Journalism lecturer at the university Julian Calvert said: “We’re delighted to be one of only four courses in Scotland to be officially accredited by the NCTJ.

It reflects the importance we place on the kind of practical journalism skills which employers in press and broadcasting look for.”

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