In-person Courses FAQ

All the answers to your questions about our in-person courses

RNTC face-to-face Courses FAQ

An RNTC course is not a boring lecture series, but rather an interactive, learner-centred training, including lectures, group and individual projects, coaching, and self-study time. We provide high-quality learning experiences, with plenty of individual support from our expert trainers and interaction with fellow course participants. We highly value the group experience, recognising that you can also learn a lot from your peers.

Your course fee covers the hours you spend with your trainer and access to learning material such as instructional videos, handouts, case studies, and documents on best practices that will help you later in the field, as well as use of equipment at the training centre.

Accommodation, international flight ticket, health insurance, visa application, transport from airport to hotel, lunches and dinner on non-course and course days, are not covered in your course fee. RNTC can arrange below items for you for ann extra fee: 

  • Accommodation
  • Lunches during course days
  • Health insurance

Please reach out to info@rntc.com for more details

You can register and pay for your course directly online by going to the course page of the course you would like to register for and clicking on the "Register” button in the top right corner:

  • You can pay your fee by bank transfer, PayPal, IDEAL, or Credit Card.
  • Your payment must be received 14 days before the start of the course.
  • If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach us by email: info@rntc.com

You will find all specific course details on each individual course page. You can find a list of all courses in our course overview. Click on the course you are interested in, and you will find this information in the top right corner.

Each course has a specific theme. Pick the course that has a theme relevant to your interests and work. All of our courses are open to professionals of all levels. You can find detailed descriptions of all our courses in our course overview. Here we provide all the information to find the right course for you! 
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach us by email: info@rntc.com

You will need to obtain a Schengen Multiple Visa entry for The Netherlands. You can apply for one through the Netherlands Embassy or Consulate. This visa is valid for a maximum of ninety days and please note this allows travel to Schengen countries only. If you intend to travel independently while in the Netherlands, we ask that you wait to travel after the course is completed. You will need to obtain any additional visas needed for travel outside of the Schengen area (for instance, the United Kingdom).  Furthermore, please bear in mind that your visa will need to be valid until the last day of your stay or until your departure date from the Netherlands.

All information on scholarships can be found on our scholarship page. 

All courses are taught in English. We do not officially evaluate your English level, but you will need to be able to listen, understand, and communicate comfortably in English in order to participate in the course. Courses can be adapted to Dutch, French, Spanish, or Arabic on request for a customised group training

You should plan to bring your own laptop computer and associated charging cable to the Netherlands with you including a headset. RNTC will provide all other training equipment. If you will have any issues obtaining a laptop computer to bring, please email us at info@rntc.com so that we can discuss possible solutions.

As of February 2022, RNW Media and the RNTC Training Centre are located at the following address, so starting June 2022 in-person courses will take place at:

Koepelplein 1C
2031 WL, Haarlem
The Netherlands

15-day courses run five days a week for 3 weeks when you study in person at the RNTC, Monday to Friday. 5-day courses run for a week when you study in person at the RNTC, Monday to Friday. The course working day starts at 09.00 and ends at 17.00 with a break for lunch and short breaks for coffee and tea mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Occasional activities will be planned in the evenings. Weekends are free.

You are required to be punctual throughout the course. If, for any reason, you are unable to attend a course session on time, you will be expected to notify the Course Coordinator by email or Whatsapp in advance.
If you have other business to attend to while in the Netherlands, please schedule it outside of course time so as not to interfere with your participation in the course.
If you miss multiple course days without any notification in advance and no explanation, you may be sent home early.

The average group size ranges from 7 to 15 participants per course. As an international training centre, we welcome participants from all over the world.

All our trainers are subject matter experts in their field. You will find out who the specific trainers of your course are in advance of the course. Each course has one or two lead trainers. Additionally, we bring in guest trainers who facilitate some sessions within your course.

If RNTC has managed your accommodation for you, you will likely be staying at The Niu Dairy hotel in Haarlem. The address is:

The Niu Dairy
Zijlsingel 1,
2013 DN, Haarlem

The hotel is located a 15-minute walk or a 6-minute bus ride from Haarlem Central Station, and a 15–20-minute walk or 5-minute bicycle ride from the RNTC Training Centre. As the location of a former dairy factory, the hotel has a fresh design, modern comforts, and a relaxed atmosphere.

You will have your own room and washroom facilities. Breakfast is included and will be available each morning in the lobby which has a café and bar where you can also gather in the evenings to socialise and/or work on homework assignments with your peers.

At the end of your course, you will be awarded with a certificate of completion. You will also be invited to become a member of our international alumni network. Our alumni stay connected to share professional achievements and continue to offer each other advice and support.

Yes. A printed certificate will be given to you on the final day of the course.

If your question is not answered here, please send us an email at info@rntc.com.