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

30+ 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

Previous Courses

Pride In London 2022 (London) Radio skills training for 20 people from London, conducting interviews and producing audio packages about Pride in London 2022
The Prince's Trust - Level Up 2022 (Manchester) Delivery of radio skills training and insight into how a radio station operates. Hands-on experience as a radio presenter and producer
Get Started In Radio & Podcasting 2023 (Edinburgh) Get Started in Radio & Podcasting, with The Princes Trust Scotland, delivered radio and work skills training, peer support and mentoring to help people from Edinburgh and surrounding areas to kick start their career in radio.
The Prince's Trust with Vista 2022 (Manchester) Delivery of 5 weeks of radio skills training with hands-on experience as a radio presenter and producer. Creating adverts and also having sessions with BBC and Vista representatives
Back To Work 2022 (Brighton) Back to Work, with the Academy, delivered radio and work skills training, peer support and mentoring to help jobless people from the southeast to find secure employment and/or training. This took part across multiple venues including the iconic Brighton i360!


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 really enjoyed the course. Content was great, Lee was Amazing, really helped with my confidence!



I loved each and every second of the curriculum and especially the panache of which it was delivered! I've never known any educational experience to be so enjoyable and still be so memorably illuminating.I'm tremendously grateful for my gracious introduction into the Gaydio Academy

Participant from course


It was really great to meet everyone and try out some new things. I spoke about it at length in an interview with a perspective university who loved what I did with the Gaydio Academy and wanted to know more. Aced the interview and they then gave me a unconditional offer on the spot! So I’ll be on the broadcast journalism masters at City Uni from September! Thanks again!



>Don't wait. Whether you consider yourself too late in your career to start something new. Whether you fear you haven't the right skills to embark on a course such as this, you're likely incorrect. The Gaydio Academy has restored my faith in following my dreams and renewed my ambition for working in broadcasting. I hope this is the start of a new chapter in my career and I can assure you what is delivered by Lee and the team in the Academy is a sure footing to get you going

Participant from course



Client Testimonials

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