Beginners Radio Broadcasting Course

The Group 1 Radio Broadcasting course of The Radio School is aimed at those wishing to get a foundation in broadcasting skills. The course provides practical, hands-on training to those wishing to learn how to produce and present a radio show or work behind the scenes in a radio station.

Professional broadcasters from the world of commercial and community radio guide you through the skills you need to broadcast on FM, via the Internet or to produce podcasts. The course is aimed at people of all ages and is suitable for those keen to find out more about radio in Ireland. No previous experience is necessary. The Beginners Radio Broadcasting Course has been run since 1995. The course is commonly attended by those with an interest in radio broadcasting, those seeking employment in the radio industry as well as those that may have some knowledge of broadcasting and are looking to learn more about the radio business.

Tuition is provided over 5 weeks, with five Tuesday evening and one Saturday class and covers presentation skills, voice training, editing, news, script-writing and technical skills. Learn how radio works, how to record interviews and vox pops, identifying your audience, writing for radio and creating a showreel. It also offers an overview of RTE, national, regional, local and community radio, takes a look at what goes on behind the scenes and includes discussion of music scheduling, audience research and the do’s and don’ts of broadcasting.

Course Details
Duration: 5 weeks.
Fees: €320
Course dates: Click here for dates of upcoming courses
Class times: 5 Tuesday evening classes (7pm – 9pm) and one Saturday class (11am to 2pm)

The course will be of benefit to those who wish to learn more about radio broadcasting and get a ‘foot in the door’ in the radio industry but lack the experience of contacts to do so. It helps students gain a thorough understanding of all facets of radio broadcasting and gives opportunities to get employment in the competitive radio sector.

Q: What are the entry requirements for this course?
A: No prior radio experience is required. The course is practical in nature so no formal qualifications are required for entry.

Q: Where is the course held?
A: The course is held at the studios of Radio Nova, at Castleforbes House, Dublin 1.

Q: What is the dates and times of the course?
A: The Group 1 Foundation Radio course is held over five weeks, with five Tuesday evening sessions (7pm-9pm) and one Saturday afternoon session (1pm-4pm) during the course.

Q: Do I need to buy equipment to take the course?
A: No. We supply all equipment required to take the course