Broadcast training

offering broadcast courses for both new and experienced television and radio weather presenters

The Met Office College offers broadcast courses for both new and experienced television and radio weather presenters. The courses provide you with the knowledge to deliver a credible weather bulletin, following a briefing from a qualified weather forecaster.

Location: Courses are held in the excellent Met Office College facilities at our Exeter headquarters or at a location of your choice.

These courses are run on request.

Introduction to Broadcast Meteorology

Course length: Three days

Aim: To provide a basic-level knowledge of weather systems which affect the UK so the presenter, following a briefing, can deliver a credible weather bulletin with the correct emphasis.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • state what the weather will be for a region, as a result of wind direction;
  • state what changes in weather occur under a cold or a warm front;
  • explain meteorological terms and how they might affect the general public;
  • explain the formation and most likely locations of common weather phenomena;
  • identify the differences between various warnings and watches issued by the Met Office to inform the public of weather hazards.

Consolidation course in Broadcast Meteorology

Course length: Two days

Aim: To consolidate, revise or update the meteorological knowledge of the presenter gained from on-the-job experience and from the Introduction to Broadcast Meteorology course, to help them deliver a better weather presentation.

On completion of this course you will:

  • have received constructive feedback on the meteorological aspects of your TV and radio presentations;
  • have consolidated your meteorological knowledge in the light of experiences while broadcasting.

The Met Office College provides a wide range of courses. To receive more information about training please register your details.

Last updated: 30 January 2013