CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: RADIO HNC
SCQF Level 7
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview
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With the expansion of digital broadcasting there is an increasing number of jobs available in radio, and this course is ideal if you are looking to work in the radio industry. You will study the practical skills you need, working in professional purpose-built digital radio studios. The course provides a foundation in a wide variety of essential areas including Broadcasting, Interviewing, Music Programming, Digital Operations, Newsroom Operations and Radio Commercials Production. Digital Production and Digital Post Production are also key features of the course structure. 

The college radio station, Edinburgh College Radio, provides you with the exciting opportunity to broadcast regularly, giving you real hands-on experience. You will also benefit from industry-related talks and visits from Forth FM Studios and the BBC which ensure the course is up-to-date and relevant to the radio industry of today.  The course has close ties with the Bauer Academy, which is run by Bauer Radio, owners of Forth, Clyde and Kerrang! Radio.  

This wide variety of relevant learning is exactly what you need to enter the radio industry, seriously enhancing your employment prospects. You’ll be particularly well-placed to progress onto degree-level studies to enhance your prospects even further in a variety of creative courses. You will also have the broad-ranging skillset which will enable you to run your own podcast or online shows.

What You Will Learn
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  • Broadcasting
  • Interviewing
  • Music Programming
  • Digital Operations
  • Newsroom Operations
  • Radio Commercials Production
  • Digital Production
  • Digital Post Production
Entry Requirements
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  • Minimum 2 Highers or relevant NC pass at SCQF Level 6.
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • Written practical and project work
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • HND or year 2 University
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Career Opportunities
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  • Employment in the radio industryDegree-level studies in related areasFuture HN studies such as HND in Radio Broadcasting sound Production Film and TV
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
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  • 3
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Student Stories
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Alumni of the course have gone on to work at Forth, Capital and the BBC.  It includes the current Forth 1 breakfast show producer and the producer of the Radio 1 Phil Taggert show.
Course Delivery
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FULL TIME PART TIME EVENING OPEN LEARNING BLOCK RELEASE
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