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Distance learning: it's focused around you


Distance learning courses used to be called 'correspondence courses', or 'home study courses'. Some people call them 'e-courses' or 'online courses'.

Whatever you call them, people find them very convenient and highly effective.

A study by the US Department of Education says: 'Learning outcomes for students engaged in online learning exceeded those of students doing face-to-face instruction.'

Anyone can do our distance learning courses. You don’t need to be an IT wizard.

You just need a computer, an internet connection and word processing software like Word.

When you do a fully accredited home study course with us, you:

  • study anywhere, any time
  • do not waste time and money getting to classes
  • have quick access to a tutor
  • get marked work back quickly: usually within 24 hours
  • can keep your job. Many students are changing careers
  • ​save money: distance learning courses are usually cheapest

CTJT ex-student Nick Glaves says: 'CTJT gave me the best education experience I've had, including university. I can safely say this course has changed my life.'

Many other graduates say the same. Read their reviews

Contact us to find out how we can help you.

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  • Good TO MEET YOU!

    Cleland Thom

    Hi! I'm Cleland Thom, CTJT's director. Sorry about the name: I didn't choose it!

    Thanks so much for visiting our website.

    I love it when our courses help people learn new skills or find fresh opportunities.

    I'd really value the chance to work with you so you can do the same.

    Take a look round our site. And email me to say Hi if you have time.

    Cleland Thom, director



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  • Student reviews

    Student testimonials

    The course was excellent, and exceeded my expectations. I am now brimming with ideas for my blog. CTJT really do make you feel like you’re the only student they have. I enjoyed the course so much I’ve signed up for two more courses!

    Beverley Duddridge: fashion blogging course

    The course went beyond my expectations as it covered many different types of copywriting and also included a bit about web writing and PR. Cleland Thom was the best tutor I’ve ever had through distance learning.

    Tiffany Shand: copywriting course

    Within three months of beginning the course I secured a job as a journalist for a local newspaper. The course met my expectations in every way. This is my second distance learning course - an Open University course, did not live up to my expectations.

    Adele Land: freelance journalism course

    I really enjoyed the quick responses to the work that I sent in. I tried another distance learning course before this one, but being in South Korea meant it took a long time to send and receive work. I’m even thinking about taking another course!

    Daniel Deacon: proofreading & editing course

    Communication was first class and very quick - sometimes within the hour. The tutorial support was second to none. The course content was spot on - it could not have been improved.

    Clive Maclennan: freelance photojournalism course

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    Success stories

    Fashion journalism student covers Milan fashion week

    CTJT fashion journalism course student, Sarah McGough, recently covered Milan fashion week for the top fashion website, Catwalk Yourself.

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    Sam reports on IS – live from Turkey

    NCTJ magazine journalism course student, Sam North, is busy writing about the Islamic State siege of Kobana, Syria from her base in Turkey.

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    Dan Deacon prepares to interview Dan Deacon!

    CTJT graduate Dan Deacon has been commissioned to interview the American music legend ... Dan Deacon.

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    CTJT launch new blogs

    We have launched a new blogging facility on our website.

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    Reporting job success for Nicola

    NCTJ sports journalism diploma student, Nicola Scrimgeour, has secured a job on a local paper - before completing her course.

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