News Associates achieves first 100% gold standard course

News Associates are celebrating the spectacular results of our recent Diploma in Multimedia Sports Journalism course – with 100% of our London trainees achieving the NCTJ gold-standard qualification.


A staggering 34 trainees on our academic-year course passed all their modules at A-C grade, along with 100 words per minute shorthand.

“This fantastic set of results is a testament to our wonderful trainees and incredible staff, who have worked tirelessly to get everyone over the line,” said Head of Journalism Rachel Bull.

“However, I’m equally proud of the job destinations they’re already going on to achieve – from the Daily Mail, to Boxing News to TalkSport – I’ve no doubt they’ll go on to great things.”

The course, which is run in conjunction with national press agency Sportsbeat, was last year recognised as the number one sports journalism course in the country by the NCTJ.

Former graduates include Sky Sports news presenter Tom MacLeod and journalists now working at national newspapers, broadcasters, agencies, in the local press, for Premier League football teams and sports governing bodies.

Places are still available for our September 2015 intake – click Apply Now to register.

Congratulations to our September 2014 intake below:

Jack Austin
Matthew Bugler
William Burton
Andy Chesterman
Ben Coldwell
Sam Corbishley
Tom Curran
Edward Cutler
Joe Duggan
Ellen Farrell
Patrick Fletcher
Aaron Fowler
Simeon Gholam
George Gigney
Harry Gray
Eleanor Jones
Will Kelleher
Jack Kennedy
Rajan Mangat
Richard Mills
Dipak Patel
Charlie Phillippe
Steven Prince
Jens Raitanen
Harry Reardon
Carl Robinson
James Robinson
Daniel Ross
Gabrielle Rowley
Armel Tanguy
Thomas Van Klaveren
Gregor Vasconcelos
Michael Verney
Oliver Young-Myles
Banwell – our best ever trainee