Fees and Funding

News Associates is accredited to deliver the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism in London and Manchester on full and part-time courses. 

Course fees at News Associates cover all tuition, enrolment with the National Council for the Training of Journalists, entry to one national examination in Essential Journalism, IPSO, Public Affairs, Media Law, Court Reporting, Journalism for a Digital Audience and e-portfolio, plus Sports Journalism on our sports journalism course, and all attempts at Teeline shorthand*.

Once a place has been offered on a respective course students pay a non-refundable £1,500 deposit to confirm their intention to study at News Associates. The balance is payable the day you commence your studies with us.

We also offer trainees the chance to pay for their studies by instalments. And an early-payment discount ** on all our courses.

Course fees: London and Manchester***

NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism (Full-time/fast-track/22 weeks) – £5,250 (£4,950 with early-payment discount)

NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism (Part-time/40 weeks) – £5,250 (£4,950 with early-payment discount)

NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Sports Journalism (Full-time/35 weeks) – £5,950 (£5,700 with early-payment discount)

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 visit – www.journalismdiversityfund.com

Other concessions

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 trainees

International trainees are welcome at News Associates and we don’t levy any premium on their course fees.

International trainees will require student visas, and that imposes requirements both on the students themselves and on the institutions at which they study.

International trainees can apply for all our training schemes but please note we are not on the Sponsor Register of Employers and therefore not currently in a position to sponsor Tier 2 visas for international graduates.

For information on the prices for our short training courses please email training@newsassociates.co.uk or call us on 0203 026 3781.

* Exam attempts updated on May 4, 2021. Exam fees are only covered while you are enrolled on a News Associates course.

**Please note: The early-payment discount is applicable if the full course balance is paid within a month of the place being offered. Otherwise the course fee reverts to full amount outlined above. The early-payment discount is not valid if you’re offered a place less than four weeks before the intended start date of your course.

***Fees updated on February 10, 2022