To study for your National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism will cost £3950 or £3650 (with the early payment discount)*.
INTENSIVE: News Associates specialises in providing intensive training - with courses designed to reflect a working day, as opposed to a more conventional academic timetable
The fee is inclusive, covering all tuition and entry to national examinations in Journalism, Shorthand, Public Affairs, Law and Subbing or Sport. Any resits - although we don’t like to be negative - must be paid for additionally.
Once a place has been offered on a respective course students pay a £1,000 deposit to confirm their intention to study at News Associates. The balance is payable the day you commence your studies with us.
Professional and Career Development Loans
These are bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work).
The Young People’s Learning Agency will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses.
You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. Because the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, they should only be considered as an option once all other student funding options have been investigated.
For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning or contact Careers Advice on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider registration number is: 20006
Journalism Diversity Fund
The Journalism Diversity Fund is available to students from ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds, who are without the means to support themselves through an NCTJ training course. For more information and an application form please see the link: http://www.journalismdiversityfund.com/
There are other concessions available to students, including Transport for London’s (TFL) Student Oyster Card, which we can issue once a full-time course has started.
International students are welcome at News Associates and we don't levy any premium on their course fees.
However, most students coming to study here from outside the EU will require student visas, and that imposes requirements both on the students themselves and on the institutions at which they study.
* The early payment discount is £300 and is applicable if the full course balance is paid within a month of the place being offered. Otherwise the course fee reverts to £3950.
Please note that the early payment discount is not valid if your application is less than four weeks before the intended start date of your course.