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Specialised shorthand refresher course

NQJ Teeline preparation

Course summary

£45 incl VAT
Cleland Thom
You must be registered to sit the NCTJ's NQJ
Duration / hours:
4-6 weeks
Awarding body:
ABC awards

Course review

Sam Vernon: NQJ Teeline preparation

I was a lost cause before I came to CMP! I had failed my 100wpm exam several times, and was only achieving around 50 per cent accuracy. That was every other word wrong.

Sam Vernon: NQJ Teeline preparation

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If you are not satisfied after you have completed your course, we will refund your fee – no questions asked. See details 

Course overview

Teeline shorthand student taking notes on a news story

Many journalists fail the NQJ because their shorthand lets them down.

But our unique shorthand exam preparation course will help you improve your speed, and deal with exam day nerves.

You can download the materials and use them on your smartphone or other device.

It comprises eight lessons. Each lesson includes:

  • Word grouping drills
  • News report exam podcasts
  • Dictation podcasts from 80-120wpm
  • Transcription drills

You will also receive our Tips files that include proven strategies that improve exam performance. Dozens of journalists have used them to pass their NCTJ shorthand exams.

Course delivery

Once you have enrolled and paid your fee, we will provide you with links to download all eight lessons.

You use the materials when you want to. And you can email us for tutor support if you need it.

Course tutor: Cleland Thomcleland thom course tutor

Group editor | NCTJ shorthand  exam reader

Johnston Press | Archant | Newsquest | Trinity Mirror 

Cleland has provided in-house shorthand courses for some of the UK's biggest newspaper groups, websites and corporations.

He has prepared dozens of people for Teeline exams, at speeds ranging from 60 - 120wpm. They all pass.

He is an approved NCTJ shorthand exam reader.

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