Global Academy launches free media school for 18 year olds in Manchester

Global Academy has launched a new alternative to University for young people in Manchester who want a career in the creative industries.

The course is based in Global’s North West broadcast centre and is free for school and college leavers aged 18.

With applications now open, those who are successful will study two days a week from September to May, working towards a Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise created by University of the Arts London Awarding Body.

The course is designed to give students vital skills, knowledge, and industry insights for a career in the creative sector. Industry experts will offer hands on experience and tailored training.

Jonathan Jacob, Director of Specialism at Global Academy said: “It’s fantastic that we’re able to bring our specialist training to the North West to help kick-start the careers of young creatives in the region. Manchester has such a rich creative history so it’s the perfect place to launch the second Global Academy.

“Last week, Creative UK unveiled research revealing that 75% of 18-25 year-olds want to work in creative sectors but more than 42% say it’s too hard to break into. The organisation released a manifesto stating that its number one priority is to grow the workforce of tomorrow by prioritising creative skills and education. We share that same ambition.

“University isn’t for everyone so for any young person wanting to launch a media venture, or have their creativity nurtured, this year 14 Global Academy course in Manchester will be a game-changer.

“The immersive course will open doors to unparalleled industry experience, it will connect them with world-class brands and leading media companies, and it will ensure essential business skills are mastered and put into practice.

“I can’t wait to see a brand-new cohort of passionate young people thrive and develop both personally and professionally over the course of the year.”

If you’d like to apply for the course, go to the Global Academy website.