Coaching with BlackRook Academy

BlackRook is accredited by the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) and is a UK Register of Learning Providers company.

We've trained all of the BBC's digital editorial apprentices on National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) accredited examination courses since 2017.

In industry, globally, we've advised and mentored managers at car-maker BMW, among a host of spokespeople from scores of blue chip companies contributing to the commercial videos you see throughout our website. Add to that decades of coaching of contributors to broadcast news and current affairs output.

In 2023 and 2024 BlackRook is partnering with City Of Wolverhampton College to provide Digital Bootcamps for the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Lucy Rook 
Managing Director


Free Social Media Content Creator training for the unemployed and heavily discounted courses for those in work looking to expand their skillset. A range of Level 3 and Level 4 courses in digital content production.

All of BlackRook's trainers are Enhanced DBS certified.

Whether you want to engage with our coaches 'in-the-room', entirely virtually - or you would like us to tailor delivery with a hybrid combination of both, we can certainly help.

Our people have delivered presentation and content production training in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, North America and Africa.

Online Video Courses

BlackRook Academy also offers the three online coaching courses you'll find on this page - each comprising an unrivalled 10-hours of tuition modules, assignments and marking - all with meaningful one-to-one feedback.

Show us anywhere that delivers more teaching hours from industry professionals, more real life examples to illustrate learnings and more interactive options for the money that we're asking for - and you pay nothing!

Click on the links to explore the options - or call us now to find out more on +44 (0) 20 8150 7296

Crisis Communications Masterclass

Be fully prepared to deal with the media if a crisis hits

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Preparing For Media Interviews Masterclass

Learn how to present yourself and communicate effectively in a media interview environment

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Smartphone Shooter Masterclass

Learn to make engaging videos for social media, websites or even for TV entirely with your phone.

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Who Are We?

Our comprehensive online video courses all include 10-hours of coaching modules – designed to deliver knowledge and skills with lasting value. They can be followed at your own pace and include options for live one-to-one video call tutorials to support the video presentations.

All that we do with you across our ‘in the room’ training delivered in person by BlackRook’s media coaches is similarly fuelled by dozens of real life clips, examples and scenarios to support meaningful, relevant learning.


Meet The Coaches

Alan Rook & Mark Southgate

Crisis Communications Masterclass
Preparing For Media Interviews Masterclass

Toby Sadler

Smartphone Shooter Masterclass