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    Cleland Thom

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

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

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    Cleland Thom, director



    Copywriting course

    Join individuals and top businesses on our Copywriting course

    Guaranteed paid work when you qualify

    Jobcentre Plus

    We are an approved Jobcentre Plus provider. Government grants for people on JSA and other schemes. Find out more

    Top blog

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    What you get

  • Student reviews

    Student testimonials

    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

    Starting my own blog was a definite high moment in my career so far. It was selected by RCA to promote Beyoncé's new album! I exclusively released tracks and quotes from Beyoncé until her new album '4' was released.

    Natasha Ferguson: music blogging 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

    I can only speak in the highest terms about CTJT. I now work in the Barclays Premier League for Sunderland AFC. The skills learned were crucial. The course is a fine addition to anyone's CV and I would not hesitate to recommend it.

    Stuart Vose: NCTJ sports diploma

    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

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    Success stories

    CTJT funding boost for job seekers

    People on Jobseeker’s Allowance now qualify for government-funded CTJT courses. We have been accepted as approved providers by Jobcentre Plus.

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    Sports journalism graduate flies in to cover Commonwealth Games

    CTJT sports journalism graduate Clifford Molefe flew into Glasgow from Africa this week to cover the Commonwealth Games as an accredited journalist.

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    Best-ever exam results for our NCTJ diploma students

    Our students achieved 100% pass rates in eight National Council for the Training of Journalists exam subjects in the spring 2014 sitting.

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    Sam makes her debut on a national paper

    NCTJ newspaper journalism course student, Sam North, has had her first article published in a national newspaper. Sam had a major feature published in the Daily Telegraph explaining how expats in Turkey face problems travelling abroad.

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    Managing director role for NCTJ student

    NCTJ newspaper journalism graduate, Jamie Lewis, has landed the role as managing director of Inside Music Ltd. He has also worked for the Independent and the International Business Times sinces studying with CTJT.

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