These units (totalling 14 credits) must be passed in order to achieve the qualification.
In addition to the mandatory units, you must make up the remaining 11 credits with a selection of these optional units.
This qualification, and its individual units, are available to study with the NCTJ via distance learning. Click here to find out more.
Achievement of the qualification attracts a UCAS tariff of 16 points which may be used towards accessing higher education courses.
For those wishing to go on to a career in journalism, study at foundation level is unlikely to lead directly to a job with a news organisation. However, successful study at foundation level is likely to give candidates a “head start” when it comes to studying for an apprenticeship and/or the Diploma in Journalism.
Assessments are submitted via the e-learning site, and results will be issued within 6 weeks of the submission deadlines, which can also be found on the e-learning site. Resubmissions of assessments are charged at £13.50.
How to Apply for an Aziz Bursary
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis.