Media and Photography

Radio: Feature Making (An Introduction) Foundation Course

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start dates throughout the year and will run for 6 weeks from 6pm until 8pm.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


You will achieve

This is a non accredited course.


Course overview

Sara Cox does it.  Zoe Ball does it. Nick Grimshaw can do it. Do you want to have a go?

Using discussion, exercise and practice to develop an on-air identity, learn techniques to write, edit and read broadcast text and get it off the page: ad-lib; present with music; read news; interview; make a simple package and work towards making a short feature.

This short course provides you with the fundamental skills needed to start enjoying radio-based feature making. You will be able to use purpose built audio studios and an industry standard radio and broadcasting room, equipment and resources.

Course content

Have a go at beating the competition, challenge yourself and take advantage of industry standard resources…

On this course you will cover the following skills:

  • Presenting
  • Promotion
  • Script reading and writing
  • Ad-libbing
  • News reading
  • Interviewing
  • Making a short feature

All equipment will be provided.



Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

You could progress to Advanced Radio: Series Development Techniques.

How much does the course cost?

Course Fess: £100 Full Fee Payable.

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Radio: Feature Making (An Introduction) Foundation Course

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