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?
Global is one of the world’s leading Media & Entertainment groups. With a huge weekly reach, it is the UK and Europe’s largest Radio & Outdoor company.
Global is home to respected, national, market leading media brands including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, LBC, Global’s Newsroom, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and Global Player, which allows listeners to enjoy all of Global’s radio brands, award-winning podcasts, and expertly-curated playlists, in one place in app, on web and on smart speakers.
With an extensive and diverse portfolio, Global is also the leading Outdoor company in the UK & one of the largest in Europe with over 235,000 sites reaching 95% of the UK population.
On-air, on Global Player and with our outdoor platforms combined, Global reaches 51 million individuals across the UK every week, including 26.3 million on the radio alone.
Global created and operates DAX, the market leader in Digital audio advertising. Through its proprietary technology, DAX connects advertisers with an audience of more than 130 million people worldwide, inserting targeted advertising into music streaming services, connected radio listening and podcasts in the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada. DAX is the largest digital audio advertising platform in the UK and one of the largest in the world.
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).
65+ 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.
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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!
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