The Radio Academy Knowledge Bank

Getting into Radio

Looking for advice about taking your first steps into the radio industry?

The Radio Academy is here to help!

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Our Masterclasses are designed for young people who are thinking of a career in broadcast. Each Masterclass is a day conference comprising of a variety of seminars, hands-on skills sessions and lectures. [ More Here ]

Recent Masterclasses have included the Radio Technology Masterclass in London, the Travel News Masterclass in Birmingham and Foot In The Door at the Radio Festival in Salford.

Get Funding For Training

Creative SkillsetThe BBC/Creative Skillset Radio and Audio Bursaries are open to UK radio freelancers and community radio volunteers and now cover editorial and production training as well as craft, technical and business skills.

You can get funding of up to 80% of the cost of training or coaching - to a maximum of £1500 - to update your skills, or develop new ones to improve your career prospects in the radio industry.

This funding is provided through the BBC/Creative Skillset radio and audio bursaries scheme and is intended to help support and grow the freelance talent pool across the industry. To do this, the scheme is now being extended to those working across a range of roles in community radio as well as freelancers at all stages of their career.

For more details and to apply, visit

Considering a Course?

Considering whether you would like to do a course? You can find a comprehensive and searchable directory of current courses available in the UK on the Creative Skillset website, as well as a wealth of invaluable resources and information about funding available for training in radio.

Want to Teach Yourself?

Why not invest in a book from the Radio Academy Bookshop, and then test your skills in the voluntary radio sector?

There are also a number of online training courses. Try the BBC for advice on editing, interviewing and equipment, and The Radio School for online presenter training, and the Community Media Association for information about community radio training.