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In terms of the training itself, because I teach on the theory side, I asked my practice colleagues about this, they are fairly clear that the NCTJ, the National Council for the Training of Journalists, is regarded as slightly inflexible and is not necessarily an appropriate accreditation to have. It doesn't actually help. It produces a sort of a narrowness in course delivery which we didn't want. Whereas the broadcast equivalent, the BCTJ, is rather more flexible and we are accredited to the BCTJ.

So I think it depends essentially at a local level for each of us what we want to achieve and to what extent it fits our own kind of course aims and diversity. It comes back to the point, I think, about diversity and for some universities it fits, for some courses it fits, for others it doesn't.

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