Adult Radio Training – Introductory Weekend Course


Next Course: Sat. and Sun. February 22/23rd

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This is the course for you if you have ever wanted the opportunity to do a practical, studio based, foundation weekend in Radio Presentation and Production, with the option to progress your learning with practical ‘On Air Radio Days’ at your own pace.

Our Professional Radio Training courses are taught by experienced lecturers and broadcasters and are held in our Ballsbridge studio in Dublin. No experience is necessary. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of radio either to start yourself off as a hobby or to get started with a career in the radio sector. At the end of the weekend, you will have started to gather content for a demo to use for applying to Radio Stations, and direct access to apply for Halloween FM and Christmas FM. 

  • Learn about radio presentation.
  • Find out how radio shows work.
  • Learn about radio production.
  • Get involved in a Radio Station.
  • Gain valuable hands on practical experience.

Course Progression:

You will have exclusive access to our ‘On Air Radio Days’ throughout 2020, where you can participate in live and pre-recorded radio shows and production for our in-house online Radio Station. You can also opt in to our Advanced Training Weekends. The perfect way to gain the practical experience you need to advance your skills.

Objectives of the Dublin Radio Training Programme – You will:

  • produce of a music driven radio show, Research and select appropriate programme materials.
  • operate all studio and broadcast equipment effectively to a professional standard.
  • design a programme structure with appropriate scripts and running orders.
  • produce a full radio programme taking account of all technical techniques, e.g., microphone use, digital editing and formatting, ensuring broadcast quality. 
  • you will have direct access to apply to Christmas FM and Halloween FM
  • evaluate personal creative and innovative contributions to radio programme production.
  • gain a certificate of course completion from
  • have the opportunity to develop your presentation skills through writing, presenting and evaluating your own radio programme item. 
  • explore the various aspects of audio production for radio and develop a suite of knowledge and practical skills in microphone use, audio editing and radio production.
  • develop and perform tasks in radio production, working collaboratively with others to build your practical and communication skills.

Learning Outcomes:

These courses aim to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to produce a radio programme and other radio broadcast items to a standard suitable for a range of broadcast services.

This course is an introductory weekend, all learning outcomes can be achieved by fulfilling the requirements for the Level 1 Award in Radio – See here.

Unit 01 Record, edit and produce audio for radio

The learner will:

1 Know how to record audio for radio

The learner can:

1.2 Identify resource requirements for an audio recording
1.4 Record audio using a recording device
1.5 Review the finished audio

The learner will:

2 Be able to edit an audio recording

The learner can:

2.1 Open digital audio files in a chosen editing software
2.2 Perform simple editing operations to meet the radio production
2.3 Save edited audio and export to back-up storage

The learner will:

3 Understand radio production terminology and legalities

The learner can:

3.3 Locate, download and playback a legitimate audio file

The learner will:

4 Be able to work safely

The learner can:

4.1 Outline appropriate safe working practices

Unit 02 Develop and use radio presentation skills

The learner will:

1 Be able to present a radio item

The learner can:

1.1 Write a short script for a straightforward programme item covering
familiar subject materials
1.2 Present a radio item

Unit 04 Develop and use radio production assistant skills

The learner will:

1 Be able to carry out the roles and responsibilities of a radio

production assistant to support the creation of a radio programme

The learner can:

1.1 Carry out programme research activity


How do I book and can I pay in installments?

You can book here by clicking the ‘Add to Cart’ link above.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to do the following and more:

  • Develop and use radio presentation skills
  • Record, edit and produce audio for radio
  • Develop and use radio news research skills 
  • Develop and use radio production assistant skills

See full Learning outcomes below. These learning outcomes will be achieved as a result of taking the Introductory weekend course plus the group of On Air Radio Days and Advanced Weekend (optional). You must achieve 60 credits in total to gain the Award.

Where does the course take place?

In our studio and training facilities in Ballsbridge. The course uses industry standard studio equipment, hardware and software.

Who are the tutors?

Your tutors on the radio course have decades of industry experience and are qualified to teach our Adult and Under 18’s training courses.

Course venue:

The Christmas FM Dublin radio training course is held at our studios at The Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. (DART: Lansdowne Road; DUBLIN BUS: 4, 7, 8 and 18; CAR PARKING: Paid car parking on-site).

How to book:

Use the ‘Add to Cart’ link to book, places are limited to 6 people only, so book your place now.

payment is for the course dates booked, and is non transferrable.