No other journalism school wins more prizes at annual NCTJ Excellence in Journalism Awards

Officially the UK's top ranked fast-track NCTJ journalism course in 2012, 2013 & 2014.

Unrivalled record at getting our trainees into a wide-range of journalism and media jobs

London's top-rated NCTJ journalism school for the last seven years


"Making the news"

After graduating from News Associates, Funmi Olutoye earned a place on the prestigious ITV News training scheme. Here's the latest update on her progress, in her…


"Covering the stars"

Former News Associates graduate Rosie Hopegood joined The People's Love Sunday magazine as a feature writer within days of leaving her fast-track course. 


"Dream job"

Former News Associates graduate Tom Barclay on the editorial team at The Sun since 2011. He previously worked at the News of the World and the Daily Mail.


"Making a splash"

Emily Koch joined the Bristol Post after graduating and was named Young Journalist of the Year by the Society of Editors at their prestigious annual awards in 2012. Stories…


"Making break into nationals"

Emma Innes graduated News Associates and after working in local papers in north London, moved to the Daily Mail as a health reporter.


"Sky's the limit'

Tom MacLeod was working as presenter on Sky News just 18 months after graduating from News Associates.



News Associates trainees dominated the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism. Pictured are Adam Knight (Scoop of the Year), Jennifer Morris (Features), David Churchill (News Reporter) & Hardeep Matharu (Features)

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Our Trainees

"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."

Kerry McCarthy, National Magazine Company

"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."

Nadia Mendoza, Daily Mail

"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"

Sarah Gordon, Daily Mail

"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"

James Andrew, Mail Online

"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."

Elaine O'Flynn , Manchester Evening News

"I can’t recommend this course enough. The work is hard and the hours are tough but it is so worth it in the end when you know you’ve finally got where you want to be."

Kat Lay, The Times

"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."

Dean Wilkins, The Sun

"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."

Ben Endley, Daily Express

"Be prepared to work hard but I know first hand that enrolling on a News Associates course could be the best choice you’ve ever made."

Tom MacLeod, Sky News

"I find myself constantly telling people that NCTJ training with News Associates is the best thing I’ve ever done. The tutors care so much that everyone does well."

Hannah Scott, The Sunday Times

"This course is all about attitude. You’ve got to work really hard, seize your chances because you are studying at the best place there is."

Hardeep Martharu, The Independent

"News Associates has a reputation in the industry for producing the best journalism graduates."

Annamarie Gregory, Ok! Magazine

"The encouragement I got at News Associates gave me confidence which I've built on ever since."

Keri Sutherland, Mail on Sunday

"Choosing News Associates was the best first career move. The tutors were first class and their contacts invaluable"

Daniella Matar, Associated Press

"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."

Nick Lustig, Daily Express

"The places I applied to for internships and work experience after the course would have looked at me twice without my NCTJ."

Funmi Olutoye, ITV News

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