Media training courses


We do not create media trained talking robots.


Courses are designed to meet your exact requirements.


Realistic, practical, demanding, fun and effective training.


Training delivered by current working journalists.


Face to face or online training to meet your needs and timescales.


People apply their knowledge best when they take an active role in their learning, receive immediate constructive feedback and have fun.

That’s why we make our bespoke media training courses as practical as possible, whether they are delivered face-to-face or online. 

And these courses have helped thousands of organisations prepare for television, radio and print interviews.

Whether we are interviewing a delegate in one of our radio or TV studios, door-stepping them outside your offices or putting them through their paces with an online down-the-line interview, participants will get the chance to develop their skills in a real life setting.

Training your way


Our videoconferencing options allows delegates to access all the great training we provide in our classrooms and studios from anywhere in the world, without having to travel.

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Our blended courses combine all the convenience of online learning with the invaluable experience of having your knowledge put to the test by one of our expert tutors.

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We know some people prefer the ease and convenience of online training. That’s why we have created a range of courses that are available whenever and wherever you need them.

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Bespoke, face-to face. Classroom/Studio

Our in-person training can be delivered in our studios and classrooms, in the offices of our clients, hired rooms or office spaces anywhere in the world.  

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Our media training courses are designed by our dedicated account managers to meet your exact needs. And they are delivered by experienced trainers who are current working journalists and presenters.

They ensure participants learn the most up to date and relevant skills to manage the modern day media, whether it is television, radio or print.

We have more than 30 tutor journalists from national, regional, trade and local media.

They equip delegates with skills and techniques to execute strong media performances, control difficult and hostile interviewers and deliver memorable sound bites.

We do not create media trained talking robots. Our training helps people to find their own words and manage challenging questions in line with corporate messaging.

Training can normally take place in our own studios in Reading, at your offices, or a hired studio or office space anywhere in the world.
However, as we navigate through the current coronvirus crisis we are training either through videoconferencing software, such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, or in-person training (currently delivered in a socially distanced remote-controlled studio). 

We have been delivering media training for more than 35 years and currently work with more than 40 of the FTSE 100.

I would definitely recommend Media First’s training to others. Our trainers were friendly, enthusiastic and professional and all of our group found the day really useful, no matter how much previous interview experience each person had. The day was well structured with lots of discussion and practical exercises and the trainers took care to ensure each person set goals of what they wanted to achieve and that these were met by the end of the day.

— Clare Sterling, Senior Press Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare

Our Clients

We have a huge amount of experience in over 40 different sectors such as automotive, charity, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, travel and many more. Here is a small selection of our clients.


Emma Nelson

Emma's varied TV and radio career makes her particularly adept at helping big brands and niche businesses to hone, simplify and successfully deliver their messages.

Simon Brooke

Journalist and editor Simon writes regularly for The Times, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Express, The Daily Mail and Business Life magazine.

Tasneem Siddiqi

Tasneem has a rich and diverse radio and television career spanning 30 years and now specialises in delivering presentation, communication and media skills training.

Sian Jones

A professional TV news anchor and host, Siân is highly experienced as a presentations, media and communications trainer.

Our Training Team

Our courses are delivered by current working journalists, along with PR and communications professionals - all of whom are expert and experienced trainers.

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