Bedford Radio launches media and marketing skills course

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Bedford Radio Marketing Course
Martin Steers hosting one of the courses he provides with Bedford Radio.

Bedfordians can now learn media and marketing skills thanks to a new free course from Bedford Radio.

The course, is one day a week over eight weeks and is completely free for those on benefits, unemployed or on low income.

Martin Steers, tutor and managing director of Bedford Radio, said: “It’s been great teaching the course to the people of Bedford.

“Last time we had a great group who all enjoyed it and have learnt a lot, I wish them the best in the future and hope a few will also volunteer for Bedford Radio once we fully launch.”

While Bedford Radio will host the course, it’s being made possible thanks to a community learning grant from The Learning Partnership, part of the Bedford College Group, and is supported by the Education & Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund.

Two programmes will be available. One in Kempston on May 1, the other in Bedford town centre on May 23.

People attending the sessions will learn a variety of topics, including writing media releases and marketing and design, video and ‘vlogging’.

This is the second time the courses have been run, with previous attendees ranging in ages and abilities and have included everyone from the unemployed to single mothers and those who are self employed or starting their own business.

Lulan ‘Junior’ Douglas, a learner on the previous intake, said: “I wish I’d known of this course and others like it many years ago.

“I feel I’ve taken onboard enough info to make a concerted and meaningful stab at the process of bringing a fledgling business into public and global eyes.”

For more information about the courses and Bedford Radio, head to their website: www.bedfordradio.org.uk/training.