Welcome to Audiotrain, the skills, training and mentorship programme to help audio production professionals get to the next level.

Whether it’s learning advanced microphone techniques or finding out how to build a business, we aim to help equip you with the skills you need to be a success in the growing audio production sector. 

Creative Careers in Audio 

For young people considering a career in audio, we have created a Careers in Audio Production page, including some example job roles.

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 Beyond a Joke – Writing Narrative Comedy


9th, 16th and 23rd January 2021

Multi-Award winning Executive producer Alison Vernon-Smith, formerly working in BBC Comedy and now Director of Yada-Yada, together with Creator of Clare in the Community writer Harry Venning, are running this three part comedy writing course.

1) The Set up 9th January 1000-1130
Exploring the rules of sitcom and the difference between sitcom and comedy drama; creating comic characters; the importance of set-up and creating strap lines/pitch.

2) What is the story. 16th January 1000-1130
This session cover the plot and the difference between plot and story; creating a sub plot and scenes – what should be in them.

3) Structuring an episode 23rd January 1000-1130
The final session covers writing dialogue; structuring an episode; what’s a joke and, how to get your script in front of someone.

Cost – £90 + VAT

Book here.


Skills Sharing Webinar: Trade Secrets – How to Improve your Interviewing Skills with podcaster and broadcaster Peter Curran


29th January – 2-3pm

For the first in our new series of Trade Secrets, award-winning broadcaster and documentary maker Peter Curran gives tips and practical advice about getting the best out of your interviews.

Using all his experience gained from extensive interviewing on BBC Radio and TV, he will talk about using silence effectively, listening carefully, asking the right follow up questions, techniques to open up the interview to sensitive areas, and what to do if you get a shy or obstructive interviewee.

Peter will also demo the techniques involved and take your questions. This is aimed at all programme and podcast makers, journalists and presenters.

Cost – £5 + VAT

Book here.


Skills Sharing Webinar: How to Get that Book Deal with Ben Clark from the Soho Agency 


5th February, 2-3pm

Literary Agent Ben Clark explains how to get that book deal for your radio programme or podcast. What do publishers look for? He answers all the queries you may have about what goes into making a good book proposal, how many chapters do you write, what sort of rights do you need? Ben has years of experience spotting successful projects and negotiating the right deal and will be on hand to answer questions after as well. So if you have ambitions for audio content beyond the radio or podcast platforms then join this online webinar. 

Cost – £5 + VAT

Book here.



You can find video recordings of previous Audiotrain webinars here.

Take control of your media career

… with Caroline Elliot and the Audiotrain Career Development Scheme 


Specialist media training company Quattrain is offering one hour  ‘one to one’ sessions that will focus on your requirements. The sessions in person depend on location.  Caroline Elliot is an experienced business coach with a background in broadcasting, a range of contacts across the industry and an extensive knowledge of the media. Find out more here.  

Arrange an Audiotrain course

We hope you find something which inspires you and if you are a production company wanting to lay on your own course, then please do get in touch and we will work with you to develop, arrange and market it to our membership and the wider production community.

Audiotrain Aims and Objectives

> To provide affordable quality training in a range of audio skills

> To promote skills sharing across the sector, including radio, podcasting, audiobooks and all forms of audio production

> To encourage new entrants and offer opportunities for networking, collaboration and partnership

> To encourage networking, collaboration and partnership across the sector.

> To promote diversity in audio production

> To be accessible to all those working in the UK Audio sector

Audiotrain is a scheme run by AudioUK Events, which is a trading name of Audio Producers Events Ltd. Registered number 6614180 in England and Wales. Regd office Unit 2, Olympic Court, Boardmans Way, Whitehills Business Park, Blackpool, FY4 5GU. Audiotrain was set up by AudioUK, the trade association for UK audio production companies

Friends of Audiotrain

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