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Press Association: NCTJ-recognised journalism training which opens doors in the news industry

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Trainees joining NCTJ accredited journalism courses at the Press  Association in 2018 will be doing so in the 150th anniversary year of the  UK’s  best known and most respected provider of multimedia content.

Those  attending courses provided by PA Training have discovered over many years  the combination of NCTJ accreditation and PA’s reputation in the news industry has opened doors for them, providing a great foundation for their future careers.

The NCTJ accredits full-time and part-time journalism  diploma programmes delivered at PA.

The full-Time, fast-track course runs  over 17 weeks offering news and sport options. The course runs in January  and in August.

From Week 5 those on the news pathway go on a newsroom  placement while those studying sport have additional training and weekend  patch reporting opportunities.

On the Part-Time course, delivered on Tuesday evenings and all day on Saturdays, trainees study over 38 weeks  tarting in mid September. News and sport options are also available. This Route allows trainees to work while they study.

Whichever route trainees opt  for, the NCTJ Level 3 Diploma in Journalism is awarded to all those passing  the course.

Trainees will learn the core skills needed to be a digital journalist  with expert tuition and constant copy-coaching. They’ll also study Media  law,  Court Reporting, Public Administration and Production. And there’s Teeline shorthand tuition provided almost every day of the course with the  aim of getting trainees to the sought-after 100 words per minute threshold.

Training takes place at PA headquarters at Victoria in London and is co- sited  with the Press Association newsroom. This means regular contributions  from senior PA journalists and occasional opportunities for work experience,  or example on the social media desk.

So, with 150 years of  heritage underpinning the training delivered at PA trainees really do stand  out  from the crowd.

The full-Time, fast-track course runs  over 17 weeks offering news and sport options. The course runs in January  and in August.

Applications are now open for the next course starting on January 22.

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