Global To Open The Global Academy In September 2016

Global, the media & entertainment group that Heart are part of, have announced that construction has started on the Global Academy, its university technical college (UTC), which will open in September 2016.

Global Academy

Want to break into into broadcast journalism? Finding it tough to get into the digital media industry? The Global Academy can provide the tools you need to kick start your career in the media and entertainment industry. 

Yep, Global, the media & entertainment group that own the likes of Heart, Capital and Radio X have announced that the Global Academy – a specialist University Technical College, will open in September 2016. It's basically the BRIT school for the music and media industry.

Alongside studying a mainstream education of GCSEs and A-Levels, the Global Academy will see students learn the practical skills to work in the broadcast and digital media industry.


The state-of-the-art Academy in Hayes, in the London Borough of Hillingdon, is a government-funded University Technical College (UTC) that will provide a high quality vocational education for up to 800 students from the ages of 14 to 18.

Global Academy

Talking about the Global Academy, Ashley Tabor, Global’s founder & executive president said: "There is a real shortage of young people coming out of school with the skills needed to work in the broadcast and digital media industries.  The Global Academy will give our students the practical skills they need to hit the ground running as well as teaching them core subjects in a practical way.

"We want to give young people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to get a foot on the ladder in the media industry and connect the dots between their core GCSEs and A-Levels, and practical life skills needed in the real world."

Want to book a place? Click here to start your future in the music and entertainment industry.

The Heart presenters wish they had the chance to attend the Global Academy. Watch to find out why they're so passionate about the new school and how it would have helped their career. 

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