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Media, Music & Sound Production

Radio Broadcasting NPA SCQF 5 and Journalism NPA SCQF 6 (SCP)

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This course is for S5 and S6 pupils who are still at school.

The media industry is experiencing significant growth with radio and TV journalism now having a wider reach than ever.  This industry focussed, project-based course will provide real insight and experience of working in the Radio Broadcast and Journalism sector.  Sitting within the school of Media, the course will cover:

  • Radio programme production
  • Interviewing skills
  • Presenting for radio and TV
  • Feature and news writing
  • Research for journalism
  • Website development


Completion of the course will be through realistic, industry-focussed projects in the role of a journalist, presenter, producer (including audio content production/podcast), and communication/PR.

The assessment of the course is through the participation and submission of creative projects, resulting in two NPA qualifications at SQCF L5 and L6, allowing for progression onto a range of Broadcast Media (Film and TV), and Media and Comms courses in Higher Education. 

What you will learn

NPA Radio Broadcast (L5)

  • Media: Radio Interviewing
  • Media: Presenting for Radio and TV
  • Media: Radio Journalism
  • Media: Making a Radio Programme

NPA Journalism (L6)

  • Research and Interview Skills for Journalism
  • Feature Writing
  • News Writing for Print
  • Basic Website Development

How the course is assessed

  • Project-based course assessed through the submission of completed mixed media projects. Will involve the production of both audio and written content. 

Number of days per week

  • Tuesday and Thursday afternoons

Entry requirements

  • Two relevant National 5 Qualifications
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in and knowledge/experience of the media industries
  • and will be required to submit a completed personal statement as part of the application process.

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HNC Digital Journalism and Media
  • HND Television
  • HND Audio Visual Production

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Part time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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