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Training and qualifications in radio for presenters and producers and bespoke workshops for schools from the Erewash Sound Academy

Media Training

Radio presenter, radio producer, news reading, audio editing and production


Work towards a NCFE Level 2 Create a Radio Programme qualification

Life Skills

Improve employability, boost confidence and communication skills through team working and individual development

About the Academy

The Erewash Sound Academy is the training and development arm of Erewash Sound, a not-for-profit community interest company which delivers a genuinely local radio station for local people, run by local people.

We are based in a modern purpose-built Media Centre in Cotmanhay, Ilkeston with easy access from Derby and Nottingham.

Our training programmes are open to the whole community, the general public and educational establishments. 

We offer presenter training and producer training courses alongside a recognised NCFE Level 2 qualification ‘Create a Radio Programme’. 

An offer for schools has also been developed in ‘Studio in a Box‘, a bespoke hands-on radio training programme where we take our portable studio into a school to develop key skills and reinforce the curriculum.

All of our training is delivered by knowledgeable radio people with years of hands-on experience of working in professional media environments.

We offer a variety of media training options to suit all needs, ages and levels of experience.


Award-Winning Success Stories

Mark Jarvis

Mark gained his first experience in radio after training with Erewash Sound Academy in 2016, going on to present regular shows on the Erewash Sound schedule. 

Mark earned a Gold Newcomer Award at the 2017 Community Radio Awards and a Gold Male Presenter Award in 2018.

Emma Snow

Following her time with the Erewash Sound Academy, Emma has hosted regular shows for Erewash Sound alongside student station Fly FM in Nottingham. 

Emma won a Silver Female Presenter Award and Bronze Entertainment Show Award at the 2018 Community Radio Awards

Jeannie Nicolas

Jeannie was new to radio when she trained with the Erewash Sound Academy and went on to be the regular presenter of the Thursday Afternoon Show. 

Jeannie was winner of a Gold Young Person of the Year (Under 25) Award at the 2018 Community Radio Awards.

Want to find out more?

Get in touch via the details below to find out more about our obligation-free taster and introductory sessions to understand how the Erewash Sound Academy can help you to reach your goals.

We also regularly hold Open Days to demonstrate the facilities and training support team that you can find at Erewash Sound so why not get in touch and arrange to come along to our next event.

Erewash Sound Academy,
The Media Centre,
Vernon Street,
Derbyshire, DE7 8PD

0115 888 0968