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Wired FM offers free media course to marginalised groups

Limerick’s student radio station, Wired FM, will run a QQI Level 3 media expression course starting this September with the aim of “supporting the voices of marginalised groups” and giving them the skills to make radio that empowers.

The course will enable participants to get to grips with how the media works and to get involved in radio that makes a difference. The course is open to people who identify as being part of a minority group. No specific prior knowledge is required, but the course is particularly suited to people with an interest in community and social issues.

According to Wired FM Station Manager Ray Burke: “The course would also suit those considering volunteering with community radio stations and those who wish to build their confidence in communicating, as well as gaining an understanding of how media production works”.

Based in the fun and friendly atmosphere of Wired FM, participants will explore how radio and TV shapes the world we live in. In a group, participants will make a radio programme that they would like to listen to, on the things big and small that matter to them and the community around them.

Last year Wired FM ran courses that saw over 30 trainees be certified with QQI level 3 and level 4 certificates.  This course is a nationally accredited course leading to a QQI Level 3 Media Expression on the National Framework of Qualifications, awarded by QQI.

Wired FM is a fully licensed radio station that broadcasts throughout Limerick city and its suburbs.  Having just signed a ten year contract in May, the station begins its 22nd year of broadcast this coming Autumn. 

The course runs over 6 Fridays from 8 September to 20 October 2017 (no class 29 September).

Closing date for applications is 1 September.

For more information/to apply, contact Ray on 087 169 6999 or email manager@wiredfm.ie

www.wiredfm.ie | www.facebook.com/wiredfm| Twitter: @wiredfm


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Course Description - Overview

This course is about making radio that matters and the issues that matter to you.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

Explore issues that affect them and build an advocacy position

Understand various radio production techniques and approaches

Work in a team to produce an advocacy-based radio programme

How is the Course Assessed?
There is no exam for this course. The course is assessed by Portfolio. This Portfolio, containing 4 pieces of work (as outlined in the Assessment Brief) is carried out during the course.  The course is designed to be accessible for all levels of education.

This course is a nationally accredited course leading to a QQI Level 3 Media Expression on the National Framework of Qualifications, awarded by QQI.

Course Progression:
Following on from completion of the Level 3 in Media Expression participants may wish to complete the QQI Level 4 in Community Radio Skills and/or a QQI Level 5 in Media Literacy.

Details of Training Provider:
The course is offered by CRAOL - The Community Radio Forum of Ireland and delivered locally by your fully licensed local community radio station Wired FM.
CRAOL is a quality assured training provider registered with QQI. See www.craol.ie for details.



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