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with BAFTA winning Producer & Director Helen Sheppard BBC/ITV/CH5

Children's TV Presenter Course

£252 - FULLY BOOKED | 1 Day course 

If you've ever dreamed of becoming

children's TV Presenter we have a once in a

lifetime opportunity to get trained by

multi-award-winning and

BAFTA-winning Director & Producer

Helen Sheppard


Helen has directed and produced for

the BBC, ITV & Channel 4, her credits

include Mr Tumble, Justin's House &

Art Attack. In 2019 Helen won a BAFTA for

Cbeebies 'Get Well Soon Hospital' which she

produced. As a Producer and Director Helen

knows exactly what she is looking for from

upcoming presenters and will pass her knowledge onto you so that you  stand out and get booked.


Spending the day with Helen you will learn;

  • How to be engaging, natural and confident when talking to children and the camera.

  • How to work with autocue & green screen

  • Ad-libbing

  • Co-presenting with a co-host

  • *How you can bring puppets to life in a believable way to entertain your audience

  • The core principals of working in a TV studio that you will be expected to demonstrate in an audition of screen tes

  • How to have a successful career in children's presenting

  • Film PTC's to camera 



The best way to get seen by the right directors and avoid common mistakes to get your first presenting gig.


Helen loves spending 1:1 time with students and therefore places are limited, on this extremely popular workshop so don't miss this opportunity.


This Presenting course is ideal for people wanting to become a CBBC Presenter and is suitable for all levels as no experience is needed. You must be 16 years or older to attend this courses. There is no upper age limit.  Courses are run at various locations; Wembley Studios, Oxford, Pinewood Studios & 3 Mills Film Studios. 

How To Become A CBBC Presenter



Introductions then straight into the training. Each training module is explained and discussed and then each presenter will be filmed, directed and guided before a re-take.


Module 1: How to become an expert on-screen communicator 

Exercise 1: Filming brand you. 

Review and feedback

Module 2:  How to ad-lib 

Exercise 2: Filming PTC to camera

Module 3: How to make your Autocue/teleprompter delivery seamless

Exercise 3: Filming PTC with teleprompter

Review and feedback


Module 4: Co-Presenting techniques, working with another talent and *Puppets 

Exercise 4: Filming Co-Presenting ident & Working with Puppets

Review and feedback

At the end there will be a Q&A session with CBBC Director Helen Sheppard and an open discussion on how to find work, market yourself and take your career forward. You'll also be given all your raw filmed clips from the day for your show reel. 

*Working with puppets is optional. 

What's included?

  • Full days in-person training in front of the camera

  • 1-1 Feedback from Helen

  • Q & A session with Helen on how to have a successful career as a children's presenter

  • Raw filming footage from the day for your showreel

  • Access to modules 1-3 on our online presenter diploma course with includes video and audio tutorials, reading material and quizes

  • Presenter step-by-step career strategy e-book

Do you need any prior experience?

The course is reasonably fast-pased. No previous presenting or performance background is needed, we give you all the training you'll need but you will need passion and dedication to be successful. You need to be a minium of 16 years to join (under 18's need parents concent), there is no upper age limit.

By the end of the day you'll be able to

  • Present confidently & engaging to camera with the correct energy for a children's audience

  • Read naturally from a teleprompter

  • Work with green-screen

  • Ab-lib to the camera

  • Present with a co-host

  • Bring puppets to life to entertain your audience *optional

  • Know the core principles of working in a TV studio

  • Know how to brand and market yourself as a childrens presenter

  • Know where and how to look for work and to apply for castings, tips for creating your showreel/YouTube channel

  • How to break into children's presenting to have a successful career.







Join our waiting list to be notified of up and coming dates.


* Please note as this is a specialist course, due to the limited availability bookings are non refundable. 

*You must be 16 years upwards to attend this workshop, there is no upper age limit. 

*Courses are run over the year but are subject to Helen's availability which is very much in demand hence why spaces are limited!

* Covid-19 update 

Should this course be postponed due to Covid-19 or Government restrictions we will reschedule the physical training to a later date. Should a student have to cancel their training due to COVID 19 we will offer free transfer to a future date

  *The safety of students and staff is paramount and every precaution will be taken to minimise risk. 

All TV Training Academy staff have completed COVID-19 safety awareness training to ensure the safety of our team and attending students.

All attendees of our training and production days will have to take a lateral flow test before arrival.

For more information on our Covid-19 Protocols please click HERE.

For full details see our Terms & Conditions. 

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