Radio Production

Lecturer
Alex USA
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Course Description

Purpose:

The purpose of this Qualification is for learners to be able to produce radio programmes. The National Certificate in Radio Production at NQF Level 5 is generic across commercial, public and community service fields. The community impact of this Qualification includes the
presentation of job opportunities to which all-cultural groups have access, through community radio broadcasting.
The Qualification is also wide ranging, cutting across a broad spectrum of the economy.

The Qualification was designed to accommodate radio programmes relevant to all audiences. The Qualification aims at enabling learners to be employable in all three sectors (public, commercial and community). Production, packaging, journalistic, content development are competencies required across all three tiers of broadcasting and the qualification will allow the competent learners to be employable in all sectors of radio not just community radio.

The Qualification will enable the learners to make value judgements; packaging calls for putting elements together in a unique and creative manner, producing calls for a process of research, conceiving ideas and actualising those ideas. This Qualification requires learners not just to make products but also to be able to develop content for radio broadcasts.

Qualifying learners are capable of:

  • Operating within relevant legislative frameworks.
  • Operating a variety of studio and field recording and production audio equipment’s.
  • Building resource networks relevant to radio productions.
  • Producing live and studio broadcasting.
  • Generating and pitching ideas for programmes and items for transmission.
  • Researching content for radio broadcasts.
  • Scriptwriting a programme.
  • Operating a variety of studio and field recording and production audio equipment.
  • Producing live and studio programmes and items for transmission.
  • Editing and mixing programmes and items for transmission.
  • Presenting radio programmes/items (generate unit standard).
  • Interviewing guests/panels/content providers.

Exit Level outcomes

1. Operate within relevant legislative frameworks.
2. Research content for radio broadcasts.
3. Write scripts for radio broadcasts.
*Range: Scripts exclude drama scripts, but would include copy, advertisements,
introductions to inserts, full scripts, and/or magazine programmes.
4. Build resource networks relevant for radio productions.
5. Generate and pitch ideas for programmes and items for transmission.
6. Work in teams in the radio context.
*Range: Teams may include those in the community, or shareholders.
7. Operate a variety of studio and field recording and production audio equipment.
8. Produce live and studio programs and items for transmission.
9. Edit and mix features, programs and items to meet broadcasting requirements.
10. Present radio programs/items that meet specified requirements.
11. Interview guests/panels/content providers in broadcasting context.
*Range: Guests include individuals, groups or panels