Radio Skills NQ Level 6

What is special about this course?

This course provides an unique opportunity to get a hands on experience with a professional radio station which creates live content broadcast across Lochaber. The tutor of this course is a professional radio presenter who is still currently broadcasting live. This gives you a unique opportunity to learn from an industry professional.

As well as learning about radio broadcasting you will get an introduction to DJing using professional DJ decks and equipment to create mixes and new music.

Throughout the course you will learn how to prepare and broadcast a live radio show. You will also get an introduction to DJing using professional DJ equipment.


Equipment will be provided by tutor.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

One lesson a week, face to face in Lochaber High School.

How long will my course last?

36 Weeks

How will I be assessed?

    Students will be assessed at appropriate times throughout the course. 

Where can I study my course?

    • Fort William

Start date

August 2022


Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full time course. Please read our Fees & Funding information pages for more information regarding residency, previous study and bursary rates. Please contact if you have any further questions.

Rest of UK students : For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland, studying full time, the course fee is £5,800.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.

If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or not. However you must complete an application even if you know that you're not entitled to EMA.

If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This introductory course leads into NC creative industries: DJing and can lead into our HNC music and HND music programs.

Students can look towards a career in the media after completing this course and it will provide a steppingstone towards radio and television careers.   

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