Introduction To Podcasting

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 60 Conc £24 Full £115 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 13:30 - 15:30 5 MAC 26/02/2019 26/03/2019 JS2180

What will the course cover?

Making podcasts on a range of topics: using software to create a podcast, editing audio files and uploading to a platform.

Who is the course for?

A Podcast is an increasingly popular way of communicating with an audience using the audio medium. This course is for anyone interested in learning how to make Podcasts – audio files often used for broadcasting information about yourself, shared interests or promoting your business. It is ideal for anyone wishing to improve their presentation skills for work or everyday life.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

A good upper intermediate level of English and basic computing skills as well as access to a PC at home or a smart phone.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Create podcasts using software, record, edit and upload files. Structure an effective podcast to sound interesting and engaging with appropriate stress, intonation and vocabulary.

How is the course organised?

Class activities include: explanations, tasks, demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on practice.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

To gain the maximum benefit, you should complete class and homework tasks each week. Students are encouraged to listen to podcasts. Computer access is available at Study Support sessions at the Macbeth Centre or at your local library.

How will my progress be assessed?

Weekly feedback from tutor on completion of class and homework task as well as self and peer assessment to review progress.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Other IT related courses, accredited higher level English language courses or vocational courses (see college prospectus).

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A pen and notebook, a file folder to store handouts and a USB key.

What support is available?

The class tutor is available to offer guidance and support throughout the course. Education and Training advice is also available through the on-site Information, Advice and Guidance service. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available in the ALSS prospectus or from teaching or reception staff.