Adult Radio Training – Live On Air Radio Day


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This is an opportunity to gain hands on experience in Radio after completing the introductory – 1 day module or the introductory weekend module. These days build up your credits and experience needed to allow you to finish the Level 1 Award. 

 * A finished introductory – 1 day module or introductory weekend course is a prerequisite for gaining a place on these modules. Please do not book into these courses, without having finished an introductory 1 day or weekend course. *

We will train you in all aspects of the modern radio station to ensure you have achieved all of the learning outcomes of the Level 1 Award (see below). 

This day is an intensive module offering a comprehensive introduction to a day in the life of a  Radio Station. It is a hands-on, practical module that fully immerses students in the modern Radio Station and centres around the students broadcasting on their own Radio Station.

Credits – 7

The Training:

You’ll find the course fun and informative and full of hands on experience (places on each course are limited to 6 people to ensure everyone gets plenty of hands on experience). On each day you will be producing a live online training radio station, and will take on multiple roles including Presenter, News, Sport, Traffic and Travel, Production and Entertainment.

Objectives of the Dublin Radio Training Programme:

  • To equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to achieve the Level 1 Award in Radio.
  • To develop creativity and competencies in production and presentation for radio.
  • To engage with the process, craft and technology of radio broadcasting.
  • To develop initiative and confidence when working independently and with others.
  • To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning.

Learning Outcomes

Unit 01 Record, edit and produce audio for radio

The learner will:

1 Know how to record audio for radio

The learner can:

1.1 Outline how sound behaves in different environments
1.2 Identify resource requirements for an audio recording
1.3 Outline key types of microphone, their storage and handling
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:

3.1 Identify terminology used with radio production
3.2 Outline copyright issues that may affect use of media in radio
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
1.3 Meet relevant radio broadcast laws and station guidelines
governing presentation style and content
1.4 Review the programme item against production

Unit 03 Develop and use radio news research skills

The learner will:

1 Be able to contribute to the creation of news reports

The learner can:

1.1 Write text for a news report
1.2 Develop a news programme schedule
1.3 Identify sources for news item research
1.4 Research straightforward news items covering familiar subjects
1.5 Present items for a news-based radio programme

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
1.2 Contribute to the care and management of guests and contributors
1.3 Ensure that resources used in the production of radio programmes
are available to the production team when required
1.4 Assist in the radio programme production process as defined by
the roles and responsibilities typical of the station type
1.5 Evaluate their role as part of the production process


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.



Additional information

Upcoming Live Days

April 18th, March 7th, March 21st