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Broadcasting: An Introduction To Radio And Television Production - January Start NQ

(SCQF level 5)

, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

5th Jan 2021, 1 year


City Campus


This is a practical course where you'll learn how to make content for online as well as broadcast distribution. You will work with other students on a range of projects in music programming as well as both factual and scripted video.   

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including English; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual Zoom interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

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 be given technical and practical experience in both radio and television production.

Subjects studied include:-

  • Presenting for Radio and TV.
  • Radio Journalism.
  • Radio Interviewing. 
  • Radio Music Programme Production. 
  • Music. 
  • Making a Radio Programme. 
  • TV Directing. 
  • Video Camera. 
  • Video Editing. 
  • Sound Recording.

After the course


This course is designed to introduce you to opportunities within the broadcasting business. It will provide the basic skills and knowledge required at a junior level though the industry will expect you to continue your studies and develop. At this stage, there are some entry-level roles and apprenticeship opportunities.

Continuing Study

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to apply for either HNC Creative Industries: Radio or HNC Creative Industries: Television.  Other course options are also available.


How the course is taught

The course is taught in a series of projects where you can apply the different skills you learn.  Most of the workload is of a practical or creative nature where you will work with your classmates to make different kinds of content, both audio and video.  There are also some written assessments.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    5th Jan 2021
    End Date:
    25th Jun 2021
  • Location:
    City Campus