Wolverhampton course is the best in the UK – for the sixth year running

The journalism course run at City of Wolverhampton College has been named the best of it’s kind in the UK, for the sixth year running.

At the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference this week bosses from the exam board congratulated the college on having the best exam results for a Further Education college one year diploma.

And the victory is more compelling than the five previous years the course came top.

Lecturer Dani Wozencroft said: “We are always determined to be the best we can each year and I delighted that we have been nationally recognised for this.

“I am incredibly proud of our students because without all the hard work they put in, this would not be achievable.

“We had more students gain gold standard this year than the last few years, which shows we are always looking to improve.”

The college has more than doubled the number of students graduating with a gold standard NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

City of Wolverhampton College students achieved a 30.77 per cent gold standard rate in the 2014-2015 academic year, which has increased to 63.64 per cent in the 2015-2016 academic year.

In addition, the Apprentice of the year accolade was handed to City of Wolverhampton College student Rachel Coburn.

Rachel works as a BBC digital journalist apprentice and was nominated by 2015 chairman’s award winner Sue Green.

In addition to outstanding diploma exam results, Rachel was chosen for the high quality of her professional conduct and the standard of her skills and ability in the newsroom.

You can find out more about the course awards here and the student winners of the Awards for Excellence here.