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.

Our academy was born out of our internal presenter development training, a six session programme to develop the skills of our new volunteer members to become presenters and producers.

Crucially our training does not assume prior radio experience, so the knowledge and hands-on skills are backed-up by practice sessions, demos and feedback before broadcasting live on our FM radio service.

OUR MEDIA CENTRE FACILITIES

State of the art, professional standard studios and training facilities in the heart of Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

The Erewash Sound training studio

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

The Media Centre is home to a bright, open learning space for group training sessions and activities alongside three professional radio studios with industry standard equipment. 

With support from DHL UK Foundation, our primary training studio has been refurbished with state of the art equipment, providing one of the most modern studio facilities in the East Midlands.

Our 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.

MORE ABOUT THE ACADEMY

MEET THE TEAM

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

OUR HISTORY

More than 15 years of Erewash Sound history has contributed towards today’s Academy success story.

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Radio and media training in Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Delivering radio and media training courses for people of all backgrounds, ages and experience.

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