Course Description

Journalism, Podcasting & Radio

Learn podcasting, storytelling, journalism and radio on this award-winning course. 

         What Will I Study?

  • Audio Practices
  • Audio Studies
  • Creative Media Production
  • Individual Project (Pearson-Set)
  • Journalism Practices
  • Professional Practice
  • Radio Production
  • Scriptwriting for Sound

        Why Should I Apply?

  • Ireland’s only full-time media course run in partnership with a licenced radio station.
  • Train with radio production teams on live shows.
  • Work in a radio station for a minimum of 10 weeks.
  • Attend industry-only events and awards.
  • Study on Learning Waves courses (subject to availability).
CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategoryRadio Production, Media
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationProfessional Qualification
Awarding BodyCity & Guilds
Awarding Body DetailsBTEC Higher National Certificate in Creative Media Production (Sound Media) (Equivalent to QQI Level 6 Major Award)
Course Start Date2nd September 2024
Course End Date5th September 2025
Course Duration53 Weeks
Course Fee0
Entry Requirements-MINIMUM- -Applicants must be 16+ years of age on entry to the course. -Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA or QQI Level 4 Major Award is essential. -Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+. -Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or higher) Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland. -ADDITIONAL- -Demonstrable interest in creative content production for audio, radio or podcast channels through previous experience or hobby. -Excellent communication & interpersonal skills. -Good organisational & interpersonal skills. -Some previous industry experience is desirable. -Full Driving Licence is desirable; for project work, progressing to suitable work placement and employment.
Carear PathOur graduates work at the BBC, RTE, Communicorp, Wireless Group, Independent News and Media, Irish Times, Maximum Media, local radio and media companies in Europe, USA, and Australia. Roles include: Broadcast Assistant Researcher News Journalist Sports Journalist Commercial Producer Sound Engineer Commercial Voice-over Programme Producer Music Programme Presenter Talk Show Presenter Digital Journalist Podcaster Mobile Journalist (MOJO) Social Media Producer
Course Code417323
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