TV Hosting Basics



£195 inc VAT
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Study method
Online, self-paced
20 Hours
Access to content
1 Year
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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If you’ve ever watched your favourite TV show and wondered how the presenter managed to land such an exciting job, this course will let you in on those TV hosting secrets! We will take you through the modules with clear, enjoyable video lectures and demonstrations, and equip you with all the tools you need to consider a career in TV hosting for yourself.

What Will I Learn?

From giving you tools to practise to prepare for successful auditions to showing you how to sell yourself on social media, this course has all the basics of TV hosting covered. You’ll also benefit from plenty of insider knowledge, including what it’s like on set – and what can go wrong!

Is This Course For Me?

This course is designed for those considering a career as a TV host or presenter, and looking to start applying and auditioning for their first presenter role. You might be a complete beginner or already have some experience in front of the camera. However, the skills learnt could also be useful in many positions, including those involving selling or pitching and presenting products and ideas. Overall you can expect to benefit from increased confidence and awareness of how to behave in auditions and interviews, and how to present, sell, market and brand yourself – all skills that are valuable across the jobs market.



Work though video-based modules and learn all the basics of TV hosting.

  • Start with an introduction to hosting, including how to engage your audience.
  • Work on your auditioning techniques, with two demo videos.
  • Learn what tools to practise to ensure total preparation and confidence.
  • Practise interviewing techniques, with four demo videos.
  • Pick up tips on how to land the job.
  • Take a look at what’s involved when you’re on set, including what can go wrong.
  • Learn about co-hosting, the different skills needed and how to co-host successfully.
  • Understand how to brand and market yourself effectively, including through social media.
  • Study how to sell yourself and products, including a demo.
  • Learn the importance of a professional coach, and what to look for.
  • Finish with a Q&A and conclusion.


  • Video content is easy and enjoyable to watch – no text books or tests to worry about.
  • Learn through clear demonstration.
  • Technical support available if needed.
  • Connect with other learners and compare progress through the points system.
  • Learn wherever you have internet access.
  • Learn all you need to know to start your journey towards TV hosting success.
  • Improve your confidence and presentation skills – useful in many other jobs besides TV hosting.


System requirement Processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) RAM 1 GB Operating Systems Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Mac OS
iOS Browsers Internet Explorer 8 or above
Google Chrome
Safari 6 or above
Mozilla Firefox Compatibility Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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