Applications open for WLR, SETU Radio and Podcasting Course

Applications open for WLR, SETU Radio and Podcasting Course

Applications open for WLR, SETU Certificate in Radio and Podcasting Course

The WLR, S.E.T.U Certificate in Radio and Podcasting course is a practice-based introduction to radio broadcasting, presenting and podcasting jointly developed and delivered by South East Technological University SETUWLR and Beat.

The Course is delivered by both practicing broadcasters and academic lecturers and is designed to give an introduction to the operation of a commercial radio station and the day-to-day work of broadcasters within it.

Students are not required to have any previous experience in radio.


If you are eager to ‘get a foot in the door’ of the broadcast industry but currently lack experience why not sign up for this course to test your aptitude and build a portfolio?

Fees and Funding Available.

The course fee is normally €400 but part-funding of up to 50% may be available from Waterford Chamber Skillnet (WCS), for eligible employed applicants, which would mean a total fee to the student of €200 for the full 12-week course.

No need to do anything extra at the application stage to avail of this funding - simply apply online by completing the online application form.


All successful applicants who consent to have their application information shared with Waterford Chamber Skillnet will be informed if they are eligible for the subsidy.

How is the Course Delivered?

The course will be delivered on-site at both the WLR Broadcast Centre and the SETU Waterford Campus over 12 weeks, Thursday 7.00pm-10.00pm.

Classes will include:

  • Lectures and practical sessions with group work and class discussion;
  • Industry seminars with senior professional commercial radio managers and presenters;
  • Case studies from WLR FM and Beat 102-103 highlight good practice in broadcasting.

There are no 'exams'.

The assessment for the Certificate is based on completing practical assignments over the 12 weeks designed to help participants learn.

The assignments are based on the 'real-life' world of radio broadcasting. Participants will 'pitch' an idea for a radio programme and go through a series of structured steps culminating in each participant creating their radio feature of broadcastable quality.

Apply for the Certificate in Radio Broadcasting and Presenting here