Paisley FM Academy

Paisley FM 107.5 launched The Paisley FM Radio Academy in June 2019 to provide Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) courses in Radio Broadcasting for pupils in schools across Renfrewshire.

Pictured in studio 1 of Paisley FM 107.5 are Norman Ross, director and Education Liaison officer of Paisley FM and launch sponsors, Johnstone TOA Taxi company director Deborah Anderson and Johnstone TOA office manager Frances Donnachie.

The first course will be for 48 pupils attending Paisley Grammar School where Paisley FM is based.

This course 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.”

After they visited the Paisley FM studio recently, Frances Donnachie of Johnstone TOA commented: “I felt really inspired to what the team at Paisley FM are doing for Renfrewshire young people and we were keen to support these efforts through sponsorship to make it happen.”

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