"If you want a qualification to your name then pick a name out of a hat. If you want to learn how to become a proper journalist - go to News Associates."
"It was an intense five months of hard work and the best bit was how hands-on and practical it was. I really enjoyed the challenges we were set to improve our news writing skills"
"One of the main aspects which makes News Associates stand out is the work experience opportunities that are on offer, that's what got me my first job"
"The only way to survive this course is to live it and breath it. Shorthand is a tough nut to crack but if you put the work in then you will reap the rewards."
"News Associates is the college all other journalism colleges should aspire to. The tutors and journalists are dedicated to making you as close to the finished article"
"Be more than prepared to work incredibly hard but once you come out the other end, you will believe that the News Associates course is the best choice you've ever made "
"I can’t recommend this course highly enough. The work is hard and the hours are tough but it is so worth it in the end when you know you’ve got where you wanted to be."
"The rewards you reap from this course are there for everyone to see. The skills and work ethic I learnt there set me up perfectly."
"The tutors are all working journalists so they know what it takes to make it in the industry."
"News Associates was a great place to learn my trade. I couldn’t have found a better place to do my NCTJ."
"The thing that most impressed me was the tutors’ willingness to go to extraordinary lengths to help you through the course and get you a job."
"I learnt more in 20 weeks than I did in three years of an undergraduate journalism degree."
"The tutors know what it takes to pass the NCTJ exams and work very hard to help each trainee get there. Despite finishing the course many years ago, I still seek their advice"
"Going in to a busy news room and already knowing how to deal with court stories, turn around accurate copy, fast and of course having 100wpm shorthand proved invaluable."
"Everywhere I go and the people I speak to in the ‘journalism world’ all hold News Associates alumni in the highest regard – it’s a reputation that has helped to launch my career."
"You will never work harder but everyone at News Associates works just as hard for you. It's the very best place to study journalism."
"News Associates set up me ideally for the demands of working as a journalist in a 21st century newsroom. If you want to work for a newspaper, there isn't a better course out there."