Sutton College to launch NCTJ Fast-track Multimedia Journalism Diploma course

19 September 2019

New Journalism NCTJ Course at Sutton College

Sutton College has been awarded accreditation by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) to deliver a brand new fast-track Diploma in Journalism course.

**Thanks to the support from Reach PLC, Sutton College is now offering two funded places on their fast-track NCTJ Diploma in Journalism course! Reach PLC is seeking bursary applicants who are local, can’t afford the training and bring diversity to the newsroom.Course fees of £3,950 will be paid for by the bursary from the Journalism Diversity Fund. See for full information!!**

The qualification, needed to pursue a career in journalism, is designed to give graduates of any discipline or people with industry experience the skills to get a job and start their career.

The diploma is the industry qualification demanded by newspaper editors and is highly valued in broadcast media, news websites and magazines. NCTJ accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in journalism training, providing a world-class industry standard that is recognised throughout the media.

Senior media professionals will teach students the skills and knowledge they need to work in a modern, digital newsroom. They will be able to do live location reporting, filming, editing and also learn the latest digital and social media skills from experts.

The first cohort will run for 18 weeks from January with a second cohort starting in September 2020.

NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher said: “Sutton College has a fantastic leadership team and there are promising plans in place to make this course a great success. It covers all the performance standards we insist on: quality journalism training, close industry links and practical up-to-date journalism teaching, a strong commitment to diversity, innovation and employability – and very importantly, professional delivery of the Diploma in Journalism.”

The fast-track course will be run by head of journalism Roy Lee, who was previously head of creative arts and media at Lambeth College, and Victoria Scott, a journalist with more than 18 years’ experience previously working at Al Jazeera, BBC and The Telegraph.

This course is eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan so the fee (the lowest in London) can be covered by a long-term loan or added to an existing student loan. Students are also eligible to apply for the Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF) which can offer help with course fees and living costs (see NCTJ website for details).

For more information on this course see or register interest by emailing 


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