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FETAC TO QQI FETAC mission is to “make quality assured awards in accordance with national standards within the national framework, creating opportunities for all learners in further education and training to have their achievements recognised and providing access to systematic progression pathways.”
CRAOL as a FETAC provider CRAOL is FETAC Quality Assured which allows CRAOL to assess and accredit FETAC awards in Community Radio. See www.fetac.iewww.fetac.ie CRAOL has worked with FETAC to created a basic (LEVEL 4) and more advanced course (LEVEL 5) in Community Radio Broadcasting, which is recognised by FETAC. Stations can also offer other accredited training through CRAOL.
COURSES PROVIDED FETAC level 6 Train the Trainer Continuous Progression Development (for Trainers) FETAC level 3 Media Expression (3N0792 Component Certificate) FTAC level 4 (4N3305 COMPONENT CERTIFICATE) Soon FETAC LEVEL 5 Media Literacy
FETAC LEVEL 3 MEDIA EXPRESSION The course duration is 31 hours, (with a further 60 hours to be completed, outside of class time, by the learner on their own; see No. 2 below for outline of this element). These 31 hours break down into two parts, 21 class contact hours - where the tutor is present and teaching and 10 additional hours of practice and assessment work - during which, depending on learner profile and needs, the tutor or their assistants are available to supervise or answer queries.
FETAC LEVEL 3 MEDIA EXPRESSION Session 1 - Looks at what Media Expression is - invites the learner to look at their own consumption of media and think about how or when they have the opportunity to express themselves through the media. Learners make a short Vox Pop using the portable recorder. Session 2 - Looks at how the media works - examining what a target audience is, what a programme format is and what features you might find in a programme. Learners also start to become familiar with radio studio equipment by building a basic studio. Session 3 - Looks in more detail at how a programme is put together - examining various production features and using case study audio to give examples. Also learners learn how to write up a Running Order. Session 4 - Looks at the studio in more detail - allows learners to get more experience in studio and also introduces the short programme project. Learners work in groups to generate the initial idea for the programme
FETAC LEVEL 3 MEDIA EXPRESSION Session 5 - Looks in more detail at the planning of the programme - learners are introduced to good practice in research and organised into their small production teams they begin to plan their production. Session 6 - Planning the Programme - in their small production teams learners go about creating running orders, work plans and scripts for their programmes. They are also introduced to basic editing techniques and get more experience in studio. Sessions 7,8 & 9 - Learners work in their groups with the supervision and support of a tutor or tutor's assistant to record their programme and complete their production diary. Session 10 - Looks at some of the principles of access in Community Radio as they are relevant to media expression. Learners listen to their programmes.
FETAC LEVEL 3 MEDIA EXPRESSION Assessment - a Portfolio of 5 pieces comprises 100% of the Assessment for the Course. The pieces for the portfolio are produced, for the most part in class time, with the support of the trainer. As this is a Level 3 course the assessment is carried on a Successful/Unsuccessful format - learners are either deemed to have successfully achieved all learning outcomes or not. There are no grades. The job of the tutor is to direct the learner and support them to get "over the line".
LEVEL 4 - COMMUNITY RADIO SKILLS The course duration is 35 hours, (with a further 60 hours to be completed, outside of class time, by the learner on their own; see No. 2 below for outline of this element) These 35 hours break down into two parts, 21 class contact hours - where the trainer is present and teaching and 14 additional hours of practice and assessment work - during which, depending on learner profile and needs, the trainer or their assistants are available to supervise or answer queries. In practice therefore the trainer is in front of the class for 21 hours and organises a further 14 hours during which the learners complete their assessment work (and can also practice with equipment inside and outside the studio, carry out research in groups, sit in on programme teams or take part in structured shadowing of programme teams, staff members etc.) with as much trainer support as they require, depending on their needs.
LEVEL 4 - COMMUNITY RADIO SKILLS Session 1 - Looks at the general media landscape and where Community Radio came from - learners learn about the history of CR and AMARC and are also introduced to the studio Session 2 - Looks in more detail at community radio ethos and interviewing - learners learn in more detail about the legal definition of CR, researching and choosing a community group and carrying out a studio interview. This session also examines on issues around libel. Assignment 1 - Studio Interview with Community Group
LEVEL 4 - COMMUNITY RADIO SKILLS Session 3 - Looks at different models of CR and reviews the interview assignment - Learners learn about ownership & governance models of CR and get a chance to review their assignments. Session 4 - Looks at the means by which CR is involved in Community Development and introduces the Portable recorder - learners discuss how the ethos of community engagement and development is enacted in the CR station and get an intro to the portable recorder with will be used in the next assignment. Assignment 2 - Portable Recorder Interview with Community Group Session 5 - Looks in more detail at the engagement of CR with communities and microphone and headphone techniques - Learners look at how CR empowers communities and evaluates how this process occurs. They also get a chance to practice good heahphone and microphone techniques. Project - Group Radio Programme project
LEVEL 4 - COMMUNITY RADIO SKILLS Session 6 - Looks at how activities in the CR station impact on communities and at CR interview principles - Learners look at how programming and training impact in practice on community. They also look in detail at interview techniques and applying CR principles in interviews. Session 7 - Looks at practical ways CR volunteers can engage with their communities and the importance of interviewing local groups. Assessment - Assessment is by way of 2 assignments of 20% weighting each and a project of 60% weighting. Learners are assessed on all three and assigned an overall mark, which gives them a grade of Fail, Pass, Merit or Distinction.