Transition Year

Radio Journalism Course


What is the Course About ?

  • The Media environment in Ireland
  • Different types of Radio
  • Different styles of News
  • Writing News Bulletins
  • Presenting the news
  • Creating vox pops
  • Group interview dynamics
  • Making your point
  • Practicing answer styles



Transition Year
Radio Journalism Course


Teach your students a dynamic and interesting course about Radio Journalism and then see them in action in a real radio broadcasting studio!


Our course is a great experience for Transition Year students, and teachers have almost no work to do. We provide everything students need for a fantastic experience. Our “Teacher Pack” includes a plan and organised content for each lesson. Additional teacher resources include audio of news reading and group interviews.


1. Students will get to read the news in a real radio studio. They will have prepared their script in the classroom with their teacher. This is an opportunity for students to practice their presentation skills.

2. Your students will get to work with two journalists for group interviewing skills; they will deliver a brief to the journalists and participate in a group radio interview which will simulate a live radio environment.

3. They will also participate in a Vox-Pop and learn how the raw audio is edited, mixed and packaged before broadcast.

4. The Students will have an opportunity to ask the journalists any questions they like regarding the journalism profession and Irish media in general. This is a chance to get a real insight into this career choice.

What are you waiting for?


On successful completion of this course each student will receive an individual Certificate of Achievement.

In addition, each school receives audio recordings made on the day, and a souvenir video of their TY students in studio.

Why Us ?

The Irish Academy of Public Relations has been teaching communications courses for 26 years. We specialise in radio, television, event management, journalism and public relations.

Our courses are internationally endorsed and practised in 50 countries all over the world, in 6 different languages.

You are in good hands!


What they say about Transition Year Radio Course


25 Years Experience

7 Languages

7000 Happy Clients

Next Start Date

Spring & Autumn 2019

Duration: We recommend that this course is taught, over a semester, in one double-lesson each week. We provide a comprehensive suite of resources, as well as dedicated support from our student liaison officer. Students also spend a morning in the radio studios recording different styles of presentation and interview, and meeting with broadcast journalists. Certificates of achievement and audio files are sent to the school on completion of the course.

Fee: €22.50 per student (based on 20 students)

Free Consultation with the Director

When you choose a course for your Transition Year students you want to be sure that they get the maximum value from it. Our director is happy to discuss the course with you before you decide. She will also visit the school during the semester, if you wish, and talk to your students about the course and preparing for their day in studio.

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