Radio Programming and Production Diploma at BCFE

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BCFE are offering a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Radio). This Radio Programming and Production course boasts strong links to the radio industry includes ongoing guest lecturers and excellent work experience placements in radio stations.

The course comprises of small classes which teaches you everything about radio, from how to hold a microphone to how set up a Radio Station. You will learn music radio programming and presenting; researching; making feature programmes, news and documentaries which are broadcast on two College radio stations, including an FM Radio Station broadcasting to Dublin.

Work Experience includes opportunities of working on College Radio stations; Online and FM stations; ACAST Podcasting and with Movie Extras. There are also fully funded work placements through the Erasmus+ programme, which include Radio Stations in Malta, Spain and Finland.

Radio Programming and Production Diploma at BCFE


  • Radio Production
  • Radio Practices
  • Radio Studies
  • Professional Radio Practice
  • Scriptwriting for Radio
  • Interview and Presentation Skills
  •  Individual Project
  • Creative Media Industry


  • Radio Podcast Production
  • Radio Management
  • Radio Drama
  • Radio News Editorial
  • Collaborative Project
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Advanced Radio Media Studies

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two O1/H5 and three O6/H7 grades, or a relevant QQI Level 5 award with a merit profile, or a relevant BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile. At interview you will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of, and interest in the radio industry. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).


  • Graduates who achieve a merit/distinction profile may apply for entry to the BA (Hons) in Media Production Management in BCFE. This is a one-year top-up degree validated by DCU.
  • Graduates of this course may also apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to higher and advanced certificate and degree programmes at national Institutes of Technology, Technological Universities and Universities (applicants should confirm linked awards and eligibility requirements with the relevant Higher Education Institution).

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates from this course have an extremely strong track record of success in media industry, working in all the major radio stations, both on air and in production. BCFE radio graduates are consistently successful in gaining nominations and winning awards at the IMRO National Industry Radio Awards, and this year, ex-BCFE Radio students were nominated for 35 awards and won over 20.


  • The Radio course has state of the art Fully Digital and Touchscreen Broadcast studios and individual podcast booths.
  • Students are equipped with Portable Recorder as well as a Home Podcast Studio and Gold Membership of

Learn more about BCFE and enquire here.

Steven Galvin

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