A Leicester based radio station is to offer practical training for a Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Radio) at Derby College.

Takeover Radio 103.2fm will be offering an HND course starting in September, working with Derby College to offer students a more hands on approach to learning. The students will gain valuable experience in how to work at and operate a radio station as well as the academic education needed to achieve a higher education qualification which ultimately could lead to a degree.  

Following an agreement between Takeover Radio and Derby College, Takeover Radio Children’s Media Trust will be offering 12 places to individuals over 18 to join the course in September. The students will get involved with every aspect of running a radio station from presenting and producing the programming to advertising sales and social media.

Takeover Radio has been offering training to under 18’s for the last 14 years and this is the first time they have been able to offer their unique form of training to those over the age of 18. Many of the young people who have been trained by Takeover Radio have gone on to work in the media at Sky Sports, BT Sports, BBC radio and television and Global Radio at their Capital and Classic FM stations.

Derby College Assistant Head of Higher Education Robin Webber-Jones said: “This is an exciting initiative and a good example of how we engage with employers to support the creative and cultural sector across the region.” 

With only 12 places available this is a limited offer; anyone who would like to find out more about this, including entry requirements can do so by contacting Takeover Radio or Derby College as soon as possible.

Prospective students interested in registering for an application form can request one via Takeover Radio at office@takeoverradio.com or 0116 2999615.  Alternatively students can contact the Derby College Higher Education Admissions team at HEAdmissions@derby-college.ac.uk.

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