NCTJ Re-accreditation for Cardonald

A Scots college has earned a coveted industry badge of approval for its work with journalism students.

Cardonald College Glasgow has been re-accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) for its delivery of the HND Practical Journalism and NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

A panel from the NCTJ visited the college a week ago.

Sue Campell, an NCTJ board member, led the panel, which included Marcus Ryder, executive producer in current affairs at BBC Scotland; Allan Hodge, editor of The Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra; and Drew Cochrane, editor of the Largs and Millport News.

Kathleen Morgan, a senior lecturer in journalism at Cardonald College Glasgow, said: “It is a privilege to work in partnership with the NCTJ. Employers rely on journalism training centres to provide graduates who can walk into a highly challenging, converged media environment.

“The NCTJ accreditation helps give an assurance our young journalists meet the high standards demanded by industry.

“A strong teaching team and a committed group of students are behind the college’s success.”

Among the lecturers teaching on the HND Practical Journalism course are senior lecturer in journalism, Felicity Teasdale; The Guardian reporter and novelist, Kirsty Scott; and the broadcaster, Charles Fletcher.