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.


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At this strange and unprecedented time for people in the audio industry, Audiotrain is moving its masterclasses and courses online and offering weekly Friday webinars for freelance audio specialists in podcast and programme making.  The webinars are free, but voluntary donations are welcome.

For webinars please book here 

10th April 1400 
Top Tips for Surviving as a Presenter – 5 Live Presenter Dotun Adebayo discusses working as a freelancer, finding your own voice and developing your skills.

17th April 1400

“How to Market the F… out of Your Podcast” Podcast Producer, Radio Presenter and occasional Academic, Lance Dann, shares insights

24th April 1400

“Essential Law for Podcasters” Clare Hoban, Media Lawyer with Reviewed and Cleared, with a whistle stop tour of the legal content issues that can crop when creating podcasts, including defamation, infringing privacy, prejudicing a trial and copyright material



Coming up, Rosie Bartlett from Quattrain on fake news and how to verify your sources.



“How Do You Come Up With Your Ideas Then?” with David Prest of Whistledown Productions available to watch here.

“Remote Recording in Quality” Iain Betson of AV Resilience talks through the best methods and microphones for remote recording.  Available to watch here  

If you have found this valuable we would appreciate a donation here.


take control of your media career

… with the Audiotrain Career Development Scheme Caroline Elliot   

My session with Caroline helped to turn my career around. She helped me to recognise my skills and to have greater confidence in my CV. Within two weeks I had jumped from making 3 minute packages to having my first 25 minute documentary commissioned. The session gave me a wealth of ideas which I am steadily working through.”  

It’s a new decade, so is it time to think about your career in the Media, and where its going in the next few years?   The Audiotrain Career Development Scheme is there to support you whether you are at the start of your career, or you are little bit stuck and don’t know where to go next or if you have had years of experience but you want to think through your own personal development. 

You can review your cv, increase your chances of promotion, improve your motivation and job satisfaction.   

Specialist media training company Quattrain is offering one hour  ‘one to one’ sessions that will focus on your requirements, have as many or as few as you like –  each session via Skype is just £60 and in person face to face £65 [plus 20% VAT].  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.   

It’s time to invest in you, whether you are a freelancer or an employee of an AudioUK company! 

To find out more information please contact


EU briefing videos, podcasts and newsletters

We have produced six videos of our Business Readiness briefing event, held on 25th October 2019, which

discussed the implications of the UK’s changing relationship with the European Union. They are now freely

accessible here (no password needed):

session 1 – opening address from Dept for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport:
session 2 part 1 – travel to and from the EU:
session 2 part 2 – people:
session 2 part 3 – data:
session 3 – IP, copyright, and data protection:

session 4 – future opportunities:

We have also produced a series of podcasts and commissioned a related series of newsletters:

newsletter 1: plan, plan, plan
newsletter 2: travel, data and intellectual property
newsletter 3: legal implications
newsletter 4: future opportunities
newsletter 5: EU nationals in the UK, & working in the EU
newsletter 6: a British freelancer working in the EU

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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