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FETAC Level 4 in Community Radio Skills


FETAC Level 4 in Community Radio Skills.

Course Description- Overview

The course aims to give learners grounding in both the ethos of community radio and in the practical skills. By the end of the course, learners will:

  • Understand the basic principles of Community Radio
  • Understand the basics of interviewing and research
  • Be capable of recording an interview
  • Understand how to conduct the interview safely
  • Be able to define libel and other key legal concepts


Duration, Time and Venue of the Course:

The course will take 35 hours and will mix hands-on skills with theory in each session.

Start Date:  Tuesday Nov 4th 2014. .

Time 7 -10pm .

Venue: Nagle House , Youghal.


The course is open to anybody from any background. It is particularly suited to new volunteers in community radio stations, and those interested in community media/and or radio programme production. Basic IT skills would be an advantage but are not essential.


How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed by 2 Assignments each worth 20% of the total marks and and 1 Project worth 60% of the total marks.

Assignment 1 (20%) – Conduct a Studio Interview with a Community Group

Assignment 2 (20%) – Conduct an interview on location with a Community Group

Project: (60%) – Research, Plan and Produce a project on Community Radio (such as a half an Hour Radio Programme) in a team.



This course is an nationally accredited course leading to a FETAC Level 4 in Community Radio (Component Certificate) on the National Framework of Qualifications.


Details of Training Provider

This course is offered by CRAOL – the Community Radio Forum of Ireland and delivered locally by CRY104fm.

CRAOL is a quality assured training provider registered with FETAC. See www.craol.ie for more details.


Contact for more details:

Community Radio Youghal. Nagle House , South Abbey, Youghal, Co Cork.

Email: programmes@cry104fm.com

Phone 024 92288.