In the rapidly changing world of broadcast and multi-platform journalism, it is imperative that today’s students learn the skills that will be needed tomorrow – and that’s where the BJTC comes in.
We are a non-profit educational charity bringing together all the main multimedia broadcast employers in the UK, as well as representatives of our accredited training courses, to ensure students receive the highest professional standards of journalism training. They can be confident that when they sign up to a BJTC accredited course, they will learn the skills and gain the experience employers are looking for.
The BJTC’s model of professional accreditation is highly valued both by industry and Higher and Further Education because it represents a benchmark of best practice against which potential students can judge prospective courses. New courses seeking accreditation can access the BJTC guidelines to measure their progress. We do not impose a single prescriptive syllabus, rather we challenge educators to construct an offering of their own that reflects core BJTC values.
We seek to ensure that the professional training provided is based on direct practical engagement through news production days, structured work placements and professional projects, which are relevant to the operational demands of the industry, thus ensuring the highest levels of employability. Find out more about our accreditation criteria.
The BJTC is one of the largest independent journalism accreditation bodies in the UK. We currently accredit more than 50 courses at over 40 different educational institutions. This includes degrees at every level of higher education, HND, Foundation, Undergraduate and Post-graduate
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