Podcast (BTEI/Skills to Compete)

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefits.
Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter the workforce. See here for details.

This part time 12 week course will equip learners with the skills needed to create and produce top quality audio and video content. Learners will also learn how to deliver this content to their intended audience through social media targeting.

It is aimed at individuals to build confidence technically and develop their transversal skills. Learners will have the skillset to pursue a positive professional awareness on many media platforms for either themselves or a company.

Near FM will be the Media Training HQ along with the studio & classroom facilities in CDCFE where learners can link up in each studio for production, voice training, mock remote interview sessions, whatever your area of business there is an online space for you and your team!

Course Content* 5M18518 – Media Production

  • Computer Illustration Graphics – 5N1929
  • Radio Programme Production – 5N1379
  • Personal Effectiveness -5N1390

(* Subject to change)


QQI Level 5 Part Award

Course Duration

Starts in Autumn. 12 weeks part time course over 3 days per week – 17 hours blended learning/hybrid learning/online/onsite and studio access.

Entry Requirements

All BTEI applicants must be in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment before starting the course. Participants on CE schemes or TUS may apply also.

How to Apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ at the top of this page

Apply by selecting  ‘Department Choice 1’ →  ‘BTEI Courses’ and ‘Course Choice 1’  → ‘Podcast’

BTEI Coordinator: Helen.OMahony@cdcfe.cdetb.ie