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Creative Industries: Radio HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Media, Creative Industries

Mode of Study


Start Date

29th Aug 2022, 1 year


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    This course helps you to develop a range of radio and broadcasting skills including production, digital editing, presentation, research, interviewing, scripting, station operations and sound recording. It also raises awareness of vital industry theory and knowledge. Students work across a range of radio types and genres, including music and speech-based radio, news, sport, documentaries and commercials.

    The primary focus of the course is on practical skills and making radio programmes. You can also produce and present regular programmes for the college radio station, City Radio, and the course may also provide opportunities to work with major professional radio stations. The course is taught by experienced lecturers with a range of expertise and professional experience in the creative industries, and also provides opportunities to connect with industry influencers.

    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

    • Higher English at Grade C or above AND two National 5 qualifications; OR
    • NC Media; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

    Additional selection requirements

    • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.
    • 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.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    What you study

    You’ll study:

    • Radio Presentation.
    • Technical Operations.
    • Music Programme Production.
    • Scriptwriting for Radio.
    • Feature Production.
    • Research & Interview Skills.
    • Enterprise Activity.
    • Commercials Production.
    • Radio Information Bulletins.
    • Radio Interviewing.
    • Graded Unit.
    • Radio Industry & Law.

    After the course


    There are opportunities in radio and associated creative industries for those with a variety of up-to-date skills, broadcasting knowledge and experience. Students graduating with an HNC should have the skills and knowledge to work as a production assistant, broadcast assistant, researcher or similar. Alternatively, students can progress to further study either at the City of Glasgow College or elsewhere subject to entry conditions.

    Continuing Study

    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:
      29th Aug 2022, 1 year
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome