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Radio Production

Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 470 Course Code: CR6243-01
Validated by: University of Salford UCAS Code: FdA/Radio P312
Academic year: 15/16 Course status: Running

UCAS applications

Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at

Institution code is M10 and course code is FdA/Radio P312.

Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.

Awarding body: 
University of Salford
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
One Central Park

What's the Radio Production course about?

With the move of whole areas of BBC operation to the north and the launch of new commercial radio stations in the city, Manchester, more than ever, is an exciting city for broadcast employment opportunities. This course offers an educational foundation for a range of careers in the radio broadcast industry.

This course is delivered in partnership with Radio Regen, Manchester's only specialist radio training organisation. In 2008, Radio Regen, supported by the college, established a community radio station - North Manchester FM - at One Central Park to provide students with valuable hands-on experience.

This course is very practical and offers work experience within the radio industry (both community and commercial sectors), enabling students to develop the skills essential for a successful career in radio.

Our university level courses incorporate work experience and live briefs. This provides you with the opportunity to gain real work skills and develop relationships with potential employers

Subjects covered include:
- Radio pre-production
- Radio analysis
- Script and content writing
- Practical radio production
- Radio legal and ethical affairs
- Radio production - documentary making
- News and current affairs
- Radio drama
- Commercial radio
- Community radio

Students are assessed on essays, practical assignments, examinations, presentations, case studies, programme proposals, portfolios, a reflective journal, interview transcriptions and broadcast projects.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

On successful completion of the course students may enter into careers in the fields of radio, journalism, podcasting, audio production and multimedia. Previous graduates have also successfully undertaken the BA (Honours) Professional Broadcast Techniques with the University of Salford.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Pass, Pass or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Merit, Merit in a media-related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 160. In addition, applicants must be highly motivated and be able to work well as a member of a team as much of the work is practical and project-based. A commitment to excellent attendance is also required. Applicants must have a keen interest in the broadcast industries.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.


Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 14/09/2015

Course length

2 Year(s)

Weeks per year


Hours per week


As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.