After completing one of our workshops, almost 100% of trainees progress onto our accredited learning programmes. Delivered in small groups, training is guaranteed good fun, delivered by tutors with backgrounds in broadcast journalism, international communications and community media.
Media & Radio are the kind of subjects that seem pointless when they are removed from their natural environment… learning has to have an outcome, and learning can only be delivered effectively if structured as part of a real experience. By studying media & radio related subjects at Sine FM (or Higher Rhythm) you can develop your skills as part of a real radio station, being involved in a real world experience directly connected to professional industry.
The accredited media & radio focussed courses currently on offer are:
NCFE Level 1 Introductory Award in Radio Production
This course provides an introduction to radio production and gives you the opportunity to explore the uses of broadcast technology. Through practical work, you will be taught basic methods in creating an effective, broadcast quality audio recording and this includes: preparing a timetable, identifying equipment, setting-up a microphone and recording audio to the recording device.
This is a 20 hour course and is suitable for anyone who has an interested in radio production and media. Schedule depends on the availability of all the learners.
NCFE Level 2 Award in Radio Production
This course focuses on the radio production process giving you the practical skills to create an engaging, entertaining radio programme. The course covers both production of content and the technical production processes involved in radio broadcasting. During the course, you will be working as a part of a team, carrying out the radio production process from the development of creative ideas to recording via broadcast technology.
This is a 30 hour course and is suitable for anyone who wants to develop a technical role related to the radio industry. Schedule depends on the availability of all the learners.
If you require more details, do not hesitate to contact us!
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Do I need any particular skills?
The courses are for anyone who are interested in getting involved in Sine FM or those who are wanting to pursue a career on radio. The Interactive Media course is also designed for those who are interested in producing audio for online games. Learners who have some previous experience of community media and/or audio production will find their knowledge particularly useful. You should have an interest in radio as a creative platform.
How will I be taught, and will there by any work outside the session?
You are expected to complete a portfolio which contains various activities, and this may involve activities outside the sessions. You will have plenty of time in each session to discuss any issues or problems you may have in the activities involved. The course is very practical and you will be expected to operate various equipment and software.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
For all accredited course, learners with Doncaster post code only need to pay accreditation costs which is: 25 GBP for unemployed and 40 GBP for employed. For all other learners (residing out of Doncaster), please contact us to discuss costs.
Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol?
If you haven’t done anything with us before (i.e. any of the workshops) we need to meet you personally. It’s not really an interview, but more of ‘meeting up’. You would also need to complete an Expression of Interest Form and we also need to go through an induction with you, so we need to see you before you can start the course.
What feedback will I get?
You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the session, you and your tutor will discuss the possible progression. Your aims and goals and progression will also be recorded in your Individual Learner Portfolio (ILP).
How will I be able to give my views on the course?
At the end of every session in the course, you will be asked to do an evaluation activity. Please make sure you do this activity. All evaluation received will be monitored and this will help us to continually improve our courses. A final, overall evaluation activity will be done during one of the last session of the course.
How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?
We can offer education and careers advice, through an external provider. For financial and childcare support, disability support, support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students, dyslexia support, and English and Maths support, contact us.
When I’ve finished, what course can I do next?
There are various paths you can progress into. You can either start volunteering as a presenter, researcher or technical assistant or you can progress to further education or training via a different provider. We invite an IAG adviser in one of the sessions of the course to discuss possible progression and you can always discuss what your options are with your tutor.