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Creative Industries: Radio HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Media, Faculty of Creative Industries

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

28th Aug 2017, 1 year

28th Aug 2017, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course helps you to develop a range of radio production and broadcasting skills including production, interviewing, scripting, presentation, news, radio station operations, sound recording, commercial production and digital editing.

You can regularly contribute to the college radio station, and the course may also provide opportunities to work with major professional radio stations. 

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit:


Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • ​NC Media or equivalent SVQ; OR
  • Higher English plus two National 5 Qualifications (or equivalent).

You'll be invited for a group pre-entry guidance session and individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject.

It may strengthen your application to provide evidence of relevant experience or activity in the subject area, e.g. podcasting; involvement in community, hospital, online or school radio stations; music blogging; sound production or editing; relevant work experience or volunteering etc.

What you study

The subjects you’ll study include:

  • Radio Presentation.
  • Music Programme Production.
  • Radio Interviewing.
  • Technical Operations.
  • Recording and Editing.
  • Law and the Communication Industries.
  • Scripting and Presenting for Radio News.


After the course


There are opportunities in radio for those with a variety of up-to-date skills, broadcasting knowledge and experience. Alternatively, students can progress to further study either at City of Glasgow College or elsewhere subject to entry conditions.


Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

Students who successfully complete all 15 credits of the HNC programme, with minimum B at Graded Unit, are eligible to progress to Year 2 HND Radio at City of Glasgow College.

You may also be considered for entry to BA Broadcast Production at the University of West of Scotland, or other relevant media and sound production courses. 

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    28th Aug 2017, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome