Paisley FM 107.5 has launched a Radio Academy to provide Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) courses in Radio Broadcasting for pupils in schools across Renfrewshire.
The first course will be for 48 pupils attending Paisley Grammar School which is a SCQF level 5 Media Unit to enable them to develop the skills and techniques to allow them to make speech based radio programmes. SCQF – the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework is the national credit transfer system for all levels of qualifications in Scotland.
Candidates will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the digital equipment used in professional standard radio productions.
Successful candidates will receive 6 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 5
Paisley FM director and Paisley FM Radio Academy and Education Liaison Officer Norman Ross commented: “Paisley FM would like to acknowledge the sponsorship of this facility for the youngsters of Renfrewshire by Johnstone TOA Taxi company.”
Norman added: “These are exciting developments with our partners in education and support from the business community to enable young people to develop knowledge and transferable skills at the Paisley FM studios.”