Welcome to the Gaydio Academy

A not-for-profit LGBTQ+ organisation,
supporting the community through the provision of confidence-building, skills-based education and training.

About The Gaydio Academy

Projects and courses each year

300+ learners

5 Teaching Locations

70 combined years' industry experience

Award winning programmes and courses

Take Part

The Gaydio Academy helps Gaydio reflect the diversity of the audience we represent. It's a core building block in our mission to be the UK's LGBTQ+ station.

All activities at The Gaydio Academy are free. No experience is necessary. We're LGBTQ+ focussed, not LGBTQ+ exclusive.

  • As a learner, you'll get experience in media and content creation while you learn new transferrable skills.

  • After training, you can expect to collaborate with others, creating professional-quality audio packages with support from our team.

  • You'll build your confidence and become more employable in the process - all in a fun environment where you'll make friends.

  • After you finish, there are opportunities to progress to further work experience and volunteering.

Interested? Get In Touch

Current Courses


Alongside short taught courses that run over a week-or-so, The Gaydio Academy facilitates longer-term projects, with opportunities for involvement throughout the year. You could find yourself interviewing local politicians, putting together a series of podcasts to help tackle loneliness and isolation in our community or creating digital content to make a splash across social media.


Applicants Testimonials

We love what we do, but it's what our learners, schools and partner organisations say that really matters. Whether you're a keen radio geek or a first-timer, you'll find the experience of someone just like you below...

I was scared at first because I wasn’t sure what to say for the recording, but after I did the recording, I was proud of myself and overall it was fun.

Participant from course


For the one week course, I learned a lot in a short space of time, more than I did at university and this will help me if looking for opportunities moving forward.

Participant from course


Gaydio Academy were extremely kind and understanding. They conducted themselves professionally on a sensitive and emotional topic which doesnt get talked about as much as it should, shining a spotlight on important issues and caring about our community. They were a joy to speak with and Im glad that Gaydio Academy is available as such a resource.



It felt great to be at Gaydio and learning how radio stations operate. I experienced sitting behind the microphone which was fun.

Participant from course



Client Testimonials

The Gaydio Academy Newsletter

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