New Era’s News and Up Coming Events

New Era Academy's News and Up-Coming Events

Welcome to the first “New Era News & Up-Coming Events” – I am Miranda Jacobs LNEA, FNEA, Director of Examinations at New Era Academy and I wanted to share an update with our community of Teachers, Examiners, Students & Parents.

Miranda Jacobs FNEA, Director of Examinations and New Era Academy Board Director

It has been a busy start to the UK academic year for us all, so in this issue we talk about:

  • NEA’s new website launch in November 2022
  • Confirm Now – 7th January 2023 ~ Annual Examiner’s Training Day
  • Book Your Place –
    • 16th April 2023 ~ BELFAST ~ Social & Launch of NEA’s New 2023-2026 Syllabus
    • Sunday 2nd April 2023 ~ LONDON ~ Social & Launch of NEA’s New 2023-2026 Syllabus
New Website for New Era Academy November 2022

We are really excited to launch and share with you a re-vamp of our NEA website, and hope that you like it as much as we do.

We are all emerging from a tough couple of years, so we wanted a new look and feel to showcase our business and share visuals from across our community. Our intention is to be more engaging for our members, teachers and students and more prominent in the space for our examiners and international representatives.

New Era Academy has a huge amount of information available about our syllabus and the various options available to Teachers and Learners.  We listened to your feedback that it was quite difficult to find the right information on our exams, and syllabus, so we have re-designed the website to make it easier to move around and find answers to your questions.

Our devised drama syllabus helps learners develop their acting skills with New Era Academy performance exams.
Our devised drama syllabus helps learners develop their creative and artistic skills with New Era Academy group acting performance exams.

There are now several ways to contact the NEA team with clickable buttons to our specific forms, or our phone number and email address. It has never been easier to find what you are looking for and get in touch with the team.


Whether you are just discovering New Era Academy as a regulated awarding body or have been working with us for many years, you will appreciate that as an examinations board we have a very robust, varied and detailed syllabi that cover a broad-range of Communications and Performance disciplines for learners in solo, duologue or group formats.

Loads of useful information available with just a couple of clicks

We have designed the website around the pillars of our different syllabus documents, our examination framework, and fee structures for both in-person and online exams we offer across the UK, Northern Ireland and overseas for our International Representatives.

The information we provide is helpful for Teachers, Learners or Students and their Parents, alike, when crafting your artistic and creative interpretations of your piece as you prepare for specific examination grades. We also have our NEA Members Portal where there are specific materials available for our Teacher and Examiner community members.

New Era Academy offer regulated examinations across the UK, Northern Ireland and to our International Representative countries.

Derren Nesbitt Actor and CEO of New Era Academy and Board Director
Spread the word across your networks!

Derren Nesbitt, New Era Academy’s CEO commented “we are so pleased with how the new website looks and how engaging it is for our community.  We are proud to be able to showcase our Annual Excellence Awards and the 2022 recipients, as well as make available the vast information we provide for you at just a few clicks. We hope you like what you see, as we are passionate about the great work and accomplishments of our Learners, Teachers and Examiners.”

Please share our website with your colleagues, friends, and family to help us expand our reach so that we can continue delivering high-quality examination standards that enrich our young learners to explore and blossom their artistic endeavours.

New Era Academy’s Annual Examiner Training Day
– Saturday 7th January’23

new era academy annual examiner training for updates on our regulated exams and communications and performance syllabus.

We look forward to our annual gathering of NEA’s Examinations Panel to refresh our training, updates on the syllabus and from our regulators and come together as a community to share ideas and experiences. We will also run a mock exam scenario so that we can refresh, learn and moderate our assessments to maintain the high-quality standards the New Era Academy Examiners are well-known for.

This year we will be meeting via Zoom on Saturday 7th January’23 from 10 am to 12 noon.  

Please email the NEA team at to confirm your attendance.

New 2023-2026 Syllabus Launch
– BELFAST on Saturday 16th April’23
– LONDON on Sunday 2nd April’23

We are finalising the new 2023-2026 NEA Syllabus which we are excited to be launching across our community at our Spring Social & Syllabus Launch events.  

There are exciting updates and some extensions of the syllabus, so please join us to hear about the changes and ask your questions. You will hear from both Tina Doyle, Chief Examiner, and Miranda Jacobs, Director of Examinations at New Era Academy.

Read more about the new syllabus for 2023-2026 in our Spring Launch article.

BELFAST – Social Network & Syllabus Launch – Tickets – £23

  • Sunday 16th April 2023
  • 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Light Lunch included
  • Malone Lodge Hotel
  • 60 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast BT9 6DY 
New Era Academy's full Syllabus document for 2020-2023, used by solo, duologue and group performers to prepare for NEA regulated exams.

LONDON – Social Network & Syllabus Launch -Tickets – £23

  • Sunday 2nd April 2023
  • 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Light Lunch included
  • Civil Service Club
  • 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HJ 

For those able to attend in person in Belfast or London, please email with your name and “Belfast Event” or London Event”.

We will send you an invoice and a link to pay by card or bank transfer.

New Era Academy Spring Socials
– April 2023 – Spread the Word!

New Era Academy Patrons and Board of Directors collage

The team at New Era Academy are planning several online and in-person socials in April 2023.  Dates and locations are under discussion, as we are looking at hosting events online, in London and Belfast in the first half of 2023.

We are looking forward to gathering our community of Teachers, Examiners and supporters – old and new – to meet and reconnect over a bite to eat, drink and lots of chatter and laughter.

Come and have a chat with fellow teachers and examiners or ask your burning questions to the NEA team.

We will be hosting a ‘virtual cuppa and natter’ via Zoom for those in our community who are not able to join one of the in-person get-togethers.

Watch out for details in our Up-Coming events on our website!