Training and Tools

Working with our contacts across the journalism industry, the SPA provides training sessions and resources to our members. We're keen to help student journalists get ahead, and stay there.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for further training materials that would help you and your member publication, please reach out to our Training & Opportunities Officer at
The SPA provide a range of resources across social media, online forums, and YouTube streams. You can also find a load of simple tips and tricks in our SPA Guides. These guides have been compiled by our former Training and Opportunities Officers Edd Church and Charlotte Colombo, in collaboration with a variety of industry professionals and Executive Committee members.

Below is a list of all of the published SPA Guides to date:
You can find several workshops and training videos over on our YouTube channel here, and to share best practice and ask any questions to members from across the country join our SPA Facebook Group here.
The #TrainingTuesday Archive
The SPA previously produced a series of training materials titled "Training Tuesday". While this material isn't going to be updated, we've kept it here for archive purposes.
Our blog posts cover a range of subjects - including the NCTJ, photography ethics, the law on anonymity and parody, as well as InDesign top tips, proofreading and motivating your team through a festive break. They can all be found here > .