Kickstart Your Career In Media
What will I study?
Students at Global Academy are armed with the proper technical, business and creative skills they need to work in the creative media industry – this is achieved by connecting core studies with vocational skills in a truly practical and entrepreneurial way all at our unique and state of the art creative campus in West London.
Our partnership with the University of the Arts, London and employer partners – enables us to offer a rigorous and challenging curriculum that kick starts the career of young people whatever their background or experience.
Find out about our range of GCSE courses in Year 10 and 11 for those joining us at 14, our unique Sixth Form pathways for those joining at 16 and our unique Level 4 offer for those joining at 18.
Global Academy is a UTC
Global Academy is a UTC. University Technical Colleges [UTCs] offer so much more than traditional schools. Students benefit not just from the very best facilities and equipment used in the UTC’s specialist industry, but also from hands-on mentoring from professionals working in that industry.
Global Academy’s integration of technical, practical, and academic learning creates an educational pathway designed to lead directly towards prosperous careers in the creative industries. There is no better preparation for the world of work that allows students from all backgrounds to thrive in our exceptional environments.
Who are Global?
Our students work directly with Global – Europe’s largest radio company – home to radio stations like Capital, Heart and Classic FM as well as the leading outdoor media company which reaches 95% of the UK population and beyond. Global is also home to Global Player – a world of audio at your fingertips, allowing listeners to enjoy all of Global’s radio brands, award-winning podcasts, expertly curated playlists, all in one place, wherever they go, all for free on app, smart speaker and online.
During their time at Global Academy – students closely with Global directly through access to work experience, industry professionals, bespoke training opportunities and one to one mentoring – plus exclusive access and opportunities at some of the UK’s biggest events such as Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball and Classic FM Live. Global staff are also involved in developing our unique industry-focused media curriculum, providing staff training, governance as well as offering marketing support through their radio, outdoor and digital platforms.
The Academy also works closely with Global’s employee network groups that are dedicated to promoting and celebrating diversity and inclusion, building a sense of community and providing safe space for open and honest conversation – this includes RISE (representing Globallers from various ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds), women@global (championing gender equality at all levels, across all areas), accessibility@global (supporting those with physical and neurological differences) and pride@global (promoting inclusion no matter sexuality or gender identity).
We’re also proud to work with our educational partner, University of the Arts, London and be supported by Baker Dearing Educational Trust. We also work with plenty of other household brands and media companies to bring our learning to life.
50+ alumni have been employed by Global since 2018
More About Global Academy
We train young people with the practical skills to be ready for life in the Creative Media sector – linking all education through our specialism of Broadcast & Digital Media.
Find out more about our vision from our Principal, Jonty Archibald.
Meet the Team
We have a passionate and talented team here at Global Academy that go that extra mile for our students.
Click below to find out who they are!
The facilities at Global Academy are like no other.
We have industry-standard equipment such as editing suites and radio, TV and music studios. They’ve even been used by the likes of Capital XTRA and Channel 4!
Click below to read the answers to some of our most asked questions.
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