Podcasting Fundamentals

Podcasts and Podcasting continues to grow in popularity as an area of rapid growth on the web. If you want to learn the fundamentals to start your own podcasting career or to promote your creative talents, come and join us and create ear catching podcast content for your very own style of podcast or for our business brief. 

Learn key skills in hosting, recording and editing your own podcasts


Podcasting is used by individuals and businesses to connect with their audiences to provide meaningful conversations and insight. Their increased popularity over the years has made them a vital part of a company’s marketing strategy. The most successful businesses use podcasts to enhance their marketing strategies, and a lot of individuals use podcasts to build and grow their digital presence.

Studying for a career in podcasting will equip you with the skills necessary to do exactly that, either for your own business or in your journey into podcasting.

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Start your podcasting career with us

A qualification in podcasting opens up a range of career pathways in the expanding digital marketing industry, worth over £300 billion globally, or simply the podcasting industry worth over £11 billion.

Our programmes are designed to equip you with essential industry skills, recognised industry qualifications and real-life project experience. This course is designed to give you the skills you need to get you closer to your dream career in podcasting.

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Please confirm you meet the criteria for our courses. You are 19+, have lived in the UK for over 3 years, you have EU settlement status (if applicable), you have a London postcode and are currently unemployed.
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What will you learn?

Work on a live project to produce a Podcast for online content, have the opportunity to have your podcast broadcasted on BCE’s Podcast channel, and learn: 

1. The principles of Podcasting and how to apply them to your own Podcast

2. How to record your Podcast using a range of online programmes including Clean Feed and Zencastr.

3. About hosting your Podcast on Sound Cloud and Podbean.

4. How to plan your Podcast to maximize your engagement with your audience.

5. About producing an effective introduction to your series.

6. How to edit your Podcasts and export them to your chosen Podcast host.

7. To create Podcasts for both your own personal feed and for business.

8. A range of interview and audio skills to support your creative career and portfolio

Upcoming Dates

June 2023


4 weeks, 3 days per week.
Courses are delivered 100% online via zoom.

Course Eligibility Criteria
Must be 19+ years old as of August 31st 2021
Must have lived in the UK for at least 3 years
EU citizens will need proof of settlement status
Must live at a London postcode
Must be unemployed

Career Pathways for podcasting

Our students go on to have successful careers in London’s creative economy. Studying for a qualification in Podcasting Fundamentals can open up doors to a number of career pathways, such as:

  • Apprenticeship Vacancies
  • 1-1 dedicated employment support with our Employment Work Coach Heather
  • Further training and professional development
  • Further and Higher Education

Employment possibilities:

  • Influencer
  • Podcast Marketer
  • Podcast Producer
  • Virtual Event Producer
  • Audio Story Editor
  • Podcast Creative Assistant
  • Partnership Marketer
  • Podcast Editor
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Meet the Tutor

Owen Davis

Teaches: Content Creation for Social Media, 2D Animation and Podcast

My name is Owen and I’ve been working in the creative industries as a content creator and Visual Effects artist for short films, documentaries and YouTube videos for over 7 years. I’m currently producing social media videos and podcasts for a number of charities. A tutor on the Apprenticeships and AEB courses, I enjoy teaching and the opportunity to work with students to develop their creative ideas.

The Media courses are great; extremely in depth and gives a great understanding of the overall subject. It also provides you with opportunities within the industry. The atmosphere is extremely welcoming and it is very easy to fit into, especially for new students. I would recommend to anyone looking for a great, creative place.

I’m a student currently studying here and I’m enjoying the digital media course that I have picked to study here. I didn’t have any previous experience of media before I came here and since I have joined I’ve managed to learn a lot of new things.

What a fantastic experience! I thoroughly enjoyed the Digital Advertising course in September 2021, lectured by Trevor. I have learned so much in just over a period of 4 weeks. Trevor ensured that I understood each lesson and had regular "check-in" with each of us as students. Trevor attended to each students request/needs and had remarkable patience by repeating the lesson or something that the students might not understand. He always supported our student group with friendliness and professionalism. It is hard in the job market and can feel very isolated. However everyone at the college has made me feel part of something unique and special! THANK YOU BCA TEAM! I can't wait for the next course. What an incredible online learning experience through ZOOM.

So happy I've chosen this place and had amazing results with the help of the most dedicated and talented tutors! Great place to learn new skills and break into the creative industry. I've learned so much during the Digital Marketing course with Matt HUGHES that I could actualy become competitive in the industry and secure a job during the lockdown. Content Creation with Mikis MICHAELIDES has led to creating a Music Video from scratch over 6 weeks and learning the basics of Creative Cloud - and the WEB design course with Adrian Joseph helped me with creating my own website. So grateful !!!

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I just finished the Digital Marketing Course. Our lecturer, Matt, was really clear when explaining the topics and very patient too. You can definitely tell that he is dedicated and passionate to the field. Great experience, suggested to whoever wants to increase his knowledge about the field. It is quite hard to find other free courses that give the same services.

Have recently taken three different courses to help me retrain and gain work after becoming redundant. BCE is a great charity that offers fully free courses for unemployed adults, all currently delivered on Zoom 2-3 times a week over between 3-6 weeks. I have taken the Graphic Design, Digital Marketing and 2D Animation courses and on all I have learnt a lot with excellent tutors who are experts in their fields. Would highly recommend!

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Proven success Many of our students progress into careers in London’s exciting creative economy or go on to study at top universities


Vocational success rate for Academy learners


of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University


of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy