Inspire Me – Learn, Interact and Podcast provides practical training in radio and podcast production for those who are not in education training or employment. The course improves self-confidence, self-esteem and employability skills.

The programme tricks participants into learning by teaching participants transferable skills whilst creating a podcast, they will learn to turn up on time, work as part of team, create radio friendly music, develop presentation skills and practice interviewing.

The course covers all aspects of podcast production including how to plan and edit a show, recording and interview techniques and how to select music. By the end of the course each participant will present and produce their own podcast and take it away on a USB stick.  

This can be delivered as a 2, 3 or 5 day course.

As a result of taking part:

  • 93% feel more excited about their futures
  • 86% said they felt more confident about attending job interviews and preparing applications
  • 82% felt their speaking and listening skills had improved
  • 22% moved into paid employment

"The Gifted got me out of my house and doing something; I learnt about podcasting and set up a twitter page" Sophie, 22

"I hadn't really spoken in front of people using a microphone before, now I want to do more!" M, 18