Wednesday, November 22

Brighton TV Academy at Latest TV


Train to work in TV by making TV on Channel 7

Highly practical TV courses in Brighton, world famous for its pier and THE destination city for students from all over the world. Brighton, exciting and full of life, you’ll love training here.

Latest TV Brighton offers you the opportunity to train within Brighton’s TV channel on a working with experienced broadcasters’ basis, using the most modern TV technology in our world class studios. You are trained to make your own programmes, which can then be broadcast.

The channel broadcasts on Freeview Channel 7 and Virgin Media 159

We offer flexible training packages suited to your individual requirements to learn specific skills in the TV industry

• You will be assigned your own personal mentor from Latest TV’s professional staff and crew

• You will work with our daily news, sports and entertainment teams, covering news and sports journalism, presenting, filming, editing, sound engineering, tri-caster operating (vision mixing) and general production – everything you need to be able to work in TV

• You become part of the team, making actual programmes which are broadcast on a British TV station

You will benefit majorly from this fast track fun approach to achieve broadcast quality in months and join the real world of TV

1 week: TV studio taster course – learning core skills in the studio1 week TV studio taster course – learning core skills in the studio

1 month: Gaining proficiency in a key focussed skill

3 months: Gaining a range of skills to enable you to work immediately in television production and broadcasting – all you need to get a job in TV.

Longer: Tailored individual programmes to suit your own requirements

Each day starts with a meeting with your mentor to explain the brief, give you tools and tips to create news packages and your programmes, drawing on your own creativity and ideas and teaching you a range of skills covering scripting, presenting, journalism, camerawork, sound, editing, broadcasting, writing last but not least how to use digital media, streaming and all social media platforms in the TV world.

When you’ve mastered it, we will broadcast your work on our daily news, sports and entertainment shows and would expect the required level to be met within at least one month of training, and within 3 months a really high quality standard to be achieved.

You will get on-screen accreditation for your work shown – a benefit you can only get from working at a TV station. 


We offer the courses, comprising 30 to 35 hours of training per week, dependent on the content you are making at very affordable prices:

1 week taster                      £300

1 month skills training      £1,000 

3 months intensive            £3,000

Longer                                By agreement

Contact us now:

Text or call Cathy on 07831 159758 or email

Or talk to the training team on 01273 687171

We’re waiting to talk to you!

Latest TV is committed to working with education providers to deliver top class television training. We do this in a variety of ways and can develop tailored packages for your college or school.

For more information about any of these courses and packages, please contact

Brighton Digital Media Academy

Partnered with the Aldridge Foundation, Latest TV was the co-founder member of the Brighton Digitial Media Academy, which delivers digital media training to 14-19 year old students.

Based at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, the BDMA works with industry tutors for students to learn work skills alongside the intensive media training. Qualified tutors from Latest TV deliver training in filmmaking, editing, post-production and journalism skills.

Brighton Television Studio Visit

1 hour studio visit, which includes a talk about Local TV and gives everyone the opportunity to try presenting in front of the green screen studio. Pupils are given the opportunity to present the news they have written (or our news on the autocue). They see how TV works, looking at the gallery and tricaster which operates the green screen studio.

Our crew can also answer questions about microphones, cameras and lighting; and how various programmes are made.
News and television production workshops

Language School Workshops

We provide tailored workshops for a range of schools and colleges including language schools

We offer 3 hour workshops for groups of 20 students (if there are many more, we can offer day long workshops – with 20 students in the morning 9am-12pm and 20 in the afternoon 2pm- 5pm)

We work with the students to research, write and present the news and our technical and presenting crew show the students how to operate an autocue and present the news.

We can work with the teachers so there is preparation work done beforehand, and students can bring their scripts and news images and videos to put on the news.

Students can choose to write and read about local, national or international news, current affairs, sports, music and what’s on, food & drink, or research and read the weather.

Here is an example of a workshop with a group of Italian students from EC Language School (their news programme produced in 3 hours)


Specific Technical Training

We can provide camera, editing, sound engineering and tricaster training as required with our experienced team and can tailor this training to individual days / weeks as required. Apply to for more information.

Educational packages

This is a mix of advertising and marketing for a school or college (eg for recruitment to courses or a promotional video about the school in general).
Our TV Channel, Latest TV reaches 400,000 people in the Brighton, Hove, Worthing and South Chichester areas and we have 108,000 regular weekly viewers. (Monitored by BARB)

Our weekly city magazine, Latest Homes and Latest 7 reaches 100,000 people in print and online in Brighton & Greater Brighton area.
We have 65,000 followers on facebook and twitter on our latest accounts.
And highlights what’s on our TV, magazine and venue.

We can tailor a package (from 3 months to 1 year) that suits your budget, and includes television production training for the students.
Broadcast of student films on Latest Brighton TV

We also broadcast films and videos made by students on the channel on a variety of programmes such as You Make It We Show It, a showcase programme showing animations, music videos, and short films produced by young people.

We are a small local business that operates a 24/7 TV channel as part of the Local TV network. We also produce news, sports and regular programmes for BBC and BBC iplayer.

We employ apprentices as well as experienced broadcasters and many on our team have experience in training. We hold weekly classes at BACA and PACA in camera and editing work as well as general digital media. You can obtain references from Itziar Leighton or Fiona Adams based at BACA (Brighton Aldridge Community Academy).