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

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Children's TV Presenter 1 Day Course

£252 - Saturday 7th August 2021 | 10am - 4:45pm | 

TBC | 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.

  • 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

  • Film PTC's to camera which will be edited into a mini demo reel. 



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 various locations; Wembley Studios, Oxford, 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 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

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. 







Oxford Studio, George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ



Join the waiting list to be notified of future 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. 

* 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

 For full details see our Terms & Conditions. 

  *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.

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

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