We take pride in our training schemes. We set high standards for our reporters and we demand the same from our all our trainees.
EXAMPLE: All our trainees have the benefit of working closely with our full-time journalists, who are responsible for the delivery of over 20,000 stories a year to more than 200 newspapers and countless online clients
Editors across the country respect our journalists and trust our copy and it's equally important they believe in the quality of our graduates too - especially when you are out there looking for jobs in a competitive marketplace.
News Associates run two courses that are accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), both lead to a Diploma in Journalism. Find out more about the NCTJ here.
The NCTJ administers the industry standard qualification for aspiring journalists in the UK. To achieve an NCTJ accreditation, each training centre agrees to adhere to a strict set of guidelines, teach the agreed syllabus and to undergo regular inspections to ensure high standards.
The NCTJ-accredited 20-week 'Fast Track' course has two intakes a year - in March and September. Trainees attend full-time Monday to Thursday and are expected to work Fridays at a work placement on a newspaper or news outlet.
The NCTJ-accredited 40-week 'Earn While you Learn' course has two intakes a year in - January and September (no January intake in Manchester). It is designed to allow trainees to study part-time. The course runs on Monday evenings and all day on Saturdays and a two-week work placement must also be arranged.
For price information see Fees and Funding.
For information on the 40-week full-time Diploma in Multimedia Sports Journalism, run by Britain's leading sports press agency Sportsbeat, a News Associates company - click here.
To be accepted on the course you must sit an entrance examination and interview, conducted by our Course Director or one of our Heads of Journalism.
To start this process, please e-mail email@example.com and we'll call you with more details.
Alternatively, complete the online form here.
Throughout the year there are regular FREE practical workshops where you can learn more about our training, meet tutors and former and current trainees. To read more information click here.
In conjunction with Sportsbeat we also run short courses, including the popular free one-day Introduction to Sports Journalism workshop.