News, Magazine and Sport NCTJ

Want to find out more before you apply? Why not register for one of our informal, online open evenings and discover more about the exciting world of the media.

We can answer any questions you may have about the training you will receive on our fantastic 17-week and 38-week courses in news, sports and magazine journalism.

We are currently holding remote Meet Us events on the first Tuesday of each month via Zoom. Each session starts at 6pm and our next dates are: 

Tuesday August 3: 6-7pm

Tuesday October 5: 6-7pm

Tuesday November 2: 6-7pm

Book your place by filling out the following form:

NCTJ News/Sports/Magazine course Meet Us request form

We will explain more about the course, tell you about PA Training and let you know what it would be like to train with us. It's an ideal time to ask questions and decide for yourself if the course is right for you. Click on the course link above to book an online Meet Us appointment.

We aim to reply within 48 hours - if you have not received an email from or in that time, please check your Spam or Junk email folders as sometimes our replies end up there! 

First day of the NCTJ News/Sports/Magazine 17-week Diploma course

First day of the NCTJ News/Sports/Magazine 17-week Diploma course


Madeline Ratcliffe

"Without a doubt it was the Press Association’s course that gave me the edge to get my job. From the confidence to write to editors asking to meet, and then throw myself into the freelance opportunities offered to me, to an invaluable grounding in reporting skills and law, and endless advice over CVs and covering letters."

Madeline Ratcliffe // Producer, Sky News

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