Our guide to nctj courses

If you’re a wannabe hack with a nose for news, a journalism course will make your CV stand out and could help you land a job in the media. Journalism courses will typically teach you how to write good, accurate news reports alongside studies in subjects such as law, public affairs and using the Internet. Some longer journalism courses might also encompass shorthand and come with an industry recognised qualification. Most courses require a high standard of written English and good communication skills.