with BAFTA winning Director Helen Sheppard BBC/ITV/CH5

Children's TV Presenter 1 Day Course

£252 - Saturday 5th September 2020

3 Mills Studios London  | 1 Day course | 10am - 5pm


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.

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

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



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, 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 Wembley Studios, Pinewood Studios & 3 Mills Film Studios.


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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 make your Autocue/teleprompter delivery seamless

Exercise 2: Filming PTC with teleprompter

Review and feedback


Module 3: Co-Presenting techniques and working with another talent

Exercise 3: Filming Co-Presenting ident

Review and feedback

Q&A session with CBBC Director Helen Sheppard, open discussion on how to find work, market yourself and take your career forward. Your filmed clips from the day all be professionally edited into a sizzle reel. 


Participants are welcome to take notes during the course, however full course notes can be provided.


We recommend smart casual clothing during the course and for the showreel three changes of clothes.

As we film on green screen DO NOT wear anything with green.

You'll receive an official confirmation and welcome pack at the time of booking. 

Catering is not included however there are places to buy lunch and refreshments close by. You can of course bring your own packed lunch. 


Accommodation is not included in any of our courses however, we happily advise on the best nearby Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and AirBnb. 

Please note that if your course is at Pinewood Studios this is a working Television and Film Studio and photography of any kind is strictly prohibited.





NEXT DATE: Saturday 5th September 10am-5pm 

3 Mills Studios London 


For further details call: 0800 046 3447 or to book online just click the date and the 'book' button on the right:

If you'd prefer to pay using PayPal 




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

* Covid-19 update - Should this course be postponed due to Covid-19 or Government restrictions we will run training online via a virtual session and will reschedule the physical training to a later date for full details see our Terms & Conditions. 



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Head office:

Pinewood Studios,

Pinewood Rd,

Iver Heath,

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