Open Lens Media is a Youth Training and Development organisation providing courses, training programmes, projects and workshops in Media and Communication to young people stemming from underrepresented and hard to reach backgrounds.
We specialise in working closely with children and young people between the ages of 11-15 and 16-29 to deliver engaging and progressive programmes that enable them to successfully transition into further education, employment and training or develop their entrepreneurial skills.
We achieve this through delivering tailored engagement and pre-employability programmes that use Media as an engagement tool to support young people in developing their confidence, social & communication skills.
Curriculum Enhancing programmes designed to encourage educational engagement
school holiday programmes
Social Action focused, youth led programmes designed to build confidence and leadership skills.
Radio, Television and Digital Media Production training designed to prepare candidates for Media Industries.
BESPOKE & online programmes
1 to 1 interactive courses designed to Improve Social and Communication Skills
What We Offer
TRUSTED BY OUR PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS
BBC Digital Journalism Apprentice
I truly believe that the practical experience gained from being part of the Lenzi Programme helped me in my application to be on the apprenticeship. I am now one of only 22 Digital Journalism Apprentices at the BBC (since September 2017).
Graphic Designer, Bike Enthusiast
I've gained a lot of confidence and a lot of faith in myself. Everyone has been so supportive and the people that I've worked with are great people. We've built a huge bond.
Voice Actor and Writer
Working with Open Lens Media has been a brilliant experience that sharpened my skills and expanded my knowledge of the media industry. Everything was handled with such professionalism and I came out of it learning more than I did before.