Open Courses

Authentic

We do not create media trained talking robots.

Bespoke

Courses are designed to meet your exact requirements.

Practical

Realistic, practical, demanding, fun and effective training.

Tutors

Training delivered by current working journalists.

Convenient

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

In-person training. Ideal for individual bookings.
Choose a date and take your seat. 

insightful overview of the media and tools at our disposal to ensure we optimise our opportunities for media engagement and benefit

james c 22nd February 2024

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Really insightful and learnt a lot. Gained in confidence throughout the day

Lucy R 22nd February 2024

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Very useful. Great content with lots of opportunities to practice and receive feedback. Its means you can improve through the day and the trainers are fantastic at giving you a real world experience in a supportive environment.

Tom H 22nd February 2024

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It’s a must, for anyone who needs to talk to the media.

Tim D 22nd February 2024

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Good tips and willing to help you how to learn

Isaac B 21st February 2024

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A helpful course that provides practical tools to help prepare for and undertake media interviews. But also tools that are transferable to any context where you are talking about activity to someone.

Rob L 20th February 2024

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Our open courses are now...open

Media skills

Our media skills open course will help you learn how to engage with the media, to develop your key messages and connect with your audience.

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Presentation skills

Our presentation skills open course will sharpen your public speaking skills, boost your confidence, and help you get your message across to your audience.

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The power of podcasting

Whether you already have a podcast or are looking to launch one, this course will help you to become a more effective, credible and efficient podcaster.

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What is an open course?

An open course means anyone can access the training – not just people from your organisation.

So, you’ll find yourself learning alongside a small group of people from other organisations.

They are perfect for anyone who wants to develop their skills and further their knowledge but doesn’t have the budget or colleagues for an in-company bespoke course.

Each course is led by one of our expert journalist tutors and we've limited the number of delegates – so, you will still get all the attention you would on a bespoke course. 

We don’t believe there should be a one-size-fits-all approach to learning and development.

There are many benefits of choosing bespoke courses.

But tailor-made courses are not our only option for those needing training.

Perhaps you have someone a little more junior you need to train. Or maybe you are happy to attend a course with people from other organisations.

If that sounds like you, our open courses could be the right option.

Delegates on our open courses learn the same techniques and skills they would during our bespoke classes. And they get lots of opportunities to put them to the test.

These practical one-day sessions take place at our studios in Winnersh.

What our learners think

insightful overview of the media and tools at our disposal to ensure we optimise our opportunities for media engagement and benefit

james c
22nd February 2024

Really insightful and learnt a lot. Gained in confidence throughout the day

Lucy R
22nd February 2024

Very useful. Great content with lots of opportunities to practice and receive feedback. Its means you can improve through the day and the trainers are fantastic at giving you a real world experience in a supportive environment.

Tom H
22nd February 2024

It’s a must, for anyone who needs to talk to the media.

Tim D
22nd February 2024

Good tips and willing to help you how to learn

Isaac B
21st February 2024

A helpful course that provides practical tools to help prepare for and undertake media interviews. But also tools that are transferable to any context where you are talking about activity to someone.

Rob L
20th February 2024

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.

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Victoria Smith

Victoria is a TV, radio and print journalist, with a background at Euronews, ITN, the BBC and the Associated Press.

Sian Jones

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

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.

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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