Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is the top rated NCTJ training centre in the UK. We are opening up this expertise to provide short courses and bespoke training and development for community and hyperlocal journalists and for commercial and public organisations.

We are using our expertise to run a range of high quality, good value for money training and development opportunities. Our trainers are amongst the best in the UK and can provide bespoke support as well as standard master classes and training days. We make no profit from this work. The money we raise from running courses for private and public sector organisation goes straight back into supporting hyper local and community journalists with training, support, guidance and resources.

To find out more about the range of training we offer, please email Centre Manager Emma Meese on


Emma Meese delivering training


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Rhondda People discuss formats of community journalism