National Certificate: Radio Production
Accreditation by MICT Seta
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 equipments.
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.
This qualification consits of the following unit standards:
Core 252446 Acquire copyright permissions
Core 117557 Analyse scripts for production
Core 12499 Edit sound
Core 12603 Final mix sound tracks for a production
Core 110360 Interview for a variety of journalistic purposes
Core 243970 Obtain and transfer sound
Core 117563 Operate studio equipment for broadcast
Core 12606 Operate studio equipment for radio production
Core 13813 Package a radio programme using analogue sound equipment
Core 14365 Prepare and operate sound equipment from a location for a radio broadcast
Core 12607 Produce a live radio broadcast
Core 117559 Produce studio recorded programmes
Core 117560 Propose ideas for radio programmes and items
Core 12599 Run a transmission on-air
Core 117564 Write radio scripts
Fundamental 252037 Build teams to achieve goals and objectives
Fundamental 117546 Collect information for journalistic use
Fundamental 115791 Use language and communication strategies for vocational and occupational learning
Elective 117561 Adapt radio content
Elective 13810 Record a radio drama
Elective 13805 Select and assemble sound to support visual images
Elective 12605 Interview and lead discussion for radio broadcast purposes
The duration to completion is one year. Lectures are held three days a week followed by hands-on practicals in the studios. Students that complete the course succesfully will be awared the National Certificate: Radio Production