A great tradition of training

Press Association Training has a proud history of training many of the UK's leading journalists. Our NCTJ course in Newcastle has been around since 1969.

Our magazine journalism course has a 30-year record of developing the very best journalists in the business.

The sports course is much younger, but has already made its mark as the place to do sports journalism.

The Press Association is the national news agency of the UK and Ireland and since 1868 has been providing a continuous stream of news to our clients, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Today, we are Europe's biggest journalism and media training company. We were formed in 2006 when the Press Association acquired Trinity Mirror's training centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. We already owned the former Westminster Press-owned Editorial Centre and merged the two businesses to become Press Association Training.

In 2013, we acquired PMA Media Training; the magazine industry's leading training organisation.

Now we have three distinct foundation training routes into the industry; news, sport and magazines. As well as that, we provide a huge range of bespoke and short courses to media companies all over the world. www.pressassociation.com/training/

With the strength of the PA Group behind it, its great links to the industry and vast knowledge of all sectors of the media, there is no better place to learn your craft.

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Alexander Holmes

"I chose the PA intensive course in my late-30s to broaden my career options in the marine industry, where I had been working for more than seven years. After looking extensively online for a 'no-nonsense' course that would build hard skills in journalism as quickly as possible, I was left with just one option: the PA. I chose the Newcastle course and spent some of the hardest and most rewarding months of life learning to sharpen my analytical skills, take shorthand, interview different all sorts of people and turn it all into excellent hard news stories."

Alexander Holmes

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