Radio Broadcasting

College: College SA
Course: College SA Certificate in Radio Broadcasting
School: Radio and Sound Engineering Studies
Programme Type: College SA Certificate Programme
Partner Institute: Not Applicable
Award Type: Certificate
Award Issued by: College SA
Accredited by: Not Applicable
SAQA ID: Not Applicable
NQF Level: Not Applicable
Period of Study: 11 Months
Entrance Criteria:
  • Grade 10 AND

  • Learners must be at 16 years or older AND

  • The ability to read and write in English AND

  • Access to a computer AND access to the internet AND

  • Computer literacy OR the College SA Certificate in Digital Literacy




What does the College SA Certificate in Radio Broadcasting involve?

In this programme you will learn about the world of a radio presenter. You will learn how to prepare yourself for going onto the radio, and how to act while on air. You will also learn about the work needed to ensure a successful radio show. Here you will learn how to help a DJ compile and present the most common radio segments like news, weather and sport. A RADIO BROADCASTER is therefore someone who keeps listeners entertained by presenting a radio show and incorporating music and other daily segments.


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Why should I study the College SA Certificate in Radio Broadcasting

This field is a very popular career choice as it offers so many options within the field of Radio and Sound Engineering. Since radio is such a unique medium, students need to know what listeners are looking for and how to present a show in order to keep them tuned to their radio stations.


If you’re considering a career in radio broadcasting and would like to become a DJ (disk jockey), this course is ideal for you! The programme has been designed to teach you the ins and outs of radio presenting, from compiling play lists and radio ads to presenting news and weather segments. Not only would it teach students how to create scripts and generate fresh ideas to keep their audiences entertained, but also how to operate the equipment in a studio and make recordings for their radio shows. This Radio Broadcasting Course will increase your broadcasting knowledge and ensure that you have all the necessary skills to present radio shows successfully.


Typical career opportunities for someone who has done a course in Radio and Sound Engineering Studies specialising in Radio Broadcasting:


    • Radio DJ
    • Radio Reporter

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Course Structure

In order to complete the College SA Certificate in Radio Broadcasting, students will have to complete all the following subjects:


    • How to Get into Radio

    • The history of radio

    • Characteristics of radio

    • Radio mediums

    • Generating ideas and key steps to produce a radio programme

    • Research skills

    • Interview skills

    • Recording equipment

    • Operating in the studio

    • Presenting

    • Basic editing for radio broadcasting


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Is the College SA Certificate in Radio Broadcasting the right course for you?

Do this quick and easy questionnaire to find out if the College SA Certificate in Radio Broadcasting is the right course for you. Answer either YES or NO.


    1. Do you want to pursue a career in the Radio Broadcasting?

    2. Do you want to work within the radio and sound engineering industry?

    3. Are you interested in studio layout and sound monitoring equipment?

    4. Are you able to work under pressure and think on your feet?

    5. Would you like to edit and monitor recording sessions?

    6. Would you consider yourself to be a creative and innovative thinker

    7. Do you want to work in an interesting and ever changing industry?

    8. Do you want to develop your understanding of electronic equipment?


If you answered YES to more than five of these questions, then the College SA Certificate in Radio Broadcasting is the RIGHT course for you. We recommend that you register for this course right away!


Call the College on 0800 21 23 22 to take the next step.


If you did not answer YES to more than five of the questions, then perhaps you should consider one of our other courses or fill in the form at the bottom of this page and we will contact you. Alternatively, call the College on 0800 21 23 22 to speak to one of our friendly Student Registrars and they can help you determine which is the right course for you.


Other courses you may be interested in

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Call the College on 0800 21 23 22 to find out how you can register for one of these courses.


Assessment and Award

You will be required to complete activities coupled with two written assignments. Once you have successfully completed the necessary assignments prescribed by College SA, you will be awarded a Certificate in Radio Broadcasting.


iTypical career opportunities for someone who has done a course in Radio Broadcasting:


    • Radio Reporter

    • Community Radio


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Interested? Want to find out more?

If you would like to find out more about the College SA Certificate in Radio Broadcasting, fill in this short form and then one of our friendly Student Registrars will respond to your questions and provide you with all the information you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Classes?


College SA is a home study college. This means that you do not have to go to class. You study at home, on the train, at work, after hours, on your lunch break, or over weekends! This means that you save a lot of costs that classroom students have to pay. Things like travel costs and accommodation are expensive for classroom students. Obviously it is also safer to study in your own home. It also means that you can work while you study, so you can earn a salary and get your qualification at the same time.


Do I get study material from the College?


College SA includes all your books, course items and study material with your course. So unlike other colleges, we shall not give you a list of books to buy. Once you have paid, you are entitled to receive all the study material you need from us. In some cases there might be recommended reading materials which the college does not provide. But this will only be materials that are not essentials to passing your course.


What is the cost of the study material?


Your study material is included in your course fees, so the college does not charge you for study material.


Do you have a question of your own? Please feel free to ask us.


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