THERE are many training routes in journalism in Britain today. To the traditional courses conducted by the National Council for the Training of Journalists and the many Higher National Diplomas in journalism and its fringe areas have been added in recent years the industry-based National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs). Spurred on by NVQs and their demand for trained lecturers and assessors at those centres undertaking them, in-house training schemes have become more widely avail-able among the main newspaper companies, and also better organized. Some offer their own specialized diplomas as well as NVQs in an attempt to ...

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