Introduction to Podcasting

Level 3 Introduction to Podcasting

Upcoming Courses

Spring 2022




Chalfont Grove, Bucks, SL9 8TN

For more details please call: 0203 750 4551


Summer 2022




Chalfont Grove, Bucks, SL9 8TN

For more details please call: 0203 750 4551


About the course


The course is designed for those with an interest in media and a passion for audio. It does not matter if you’ve never stepped foot in a studio before, we will take you through every step and give you the confidence and skills to make interesting and relatable podcasts.

The cohort will comprise of both the serving military as well as ex-service personnel. The course is open to all regardless of age, rank or previous experience. This course is not just for the military community, but is open to all civilians and can be self-funded.

We are keen to accommodate those who have been wounded, injured or sick whilst serving. 


Please check out a recent podcast created by Veteran students

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The course runs from Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:30 for a duration of two weeks. Additionally, there are self-guided evening sessions in order to complete assignment tasks


Where will it be delivered?

The course is delivered at BFBS’s dedicated media hub at Chalfont Grove in Chalfont St. Peter, SL9 8TN, just 30 minutes by train from London. The closest overland station is Gerrards Cross and the closest underground station is Chalfont & Latimer. We are also within easy reach of the M40, M25 and M4.

Some activities are classroom based whilst others take place out and about, supported by the tutors


How is it structured?

Overseen by the BFBS Academy, the course will be delivered by our talented tutors and will cover both theoretical as well as practical aspects of audio and podcasting production. The course will be delivered and assessed at an academic level 3 and the assessment elements (audio and journal production) will be worked on during class time supported by the tutors. 

Students will work through the following Units:

Unit 1: Practical Audio Productions

Unit 2: Practical Audio Skills

Unit 3: Project Research Skills

What will be the outcome?

At the end of the course, students will gain a Level 3 Award in Introduction to Podcasting 

The course has been fully accredited by OCN (Open College Network) London. You can therefore use this qualification as part of your CPD (Continuous Professional Development) program.

Who will deliver the course?

The course will be delivered by media and audio professionals. They bring real-life experiences to the classroom making each lesson relevant and engaging.

The Tutor

Andy Sayers

Andy Sayers

Andy Sayers is a radio presenter and producer, with 33 years-experience. Andy has presented and managed regional FM stations in the UK as well as a national station in the UAE. When he’s not in a studio you’ll find him travelling around the UK, and USA, as a roving reporter at music festivals and events.     

Andy also tutors radio production and presentation skills for a range of organisations, he has previously delivered at the BFBS Academy HNC Creative Media course. He is passionate about audio and the creativity that can be achieved from taking what you see and putting it into words.  

What will be covered on the course?

This two-week course is centred around learning the fundamentals of audio and podcasting, enabling you to become comfortable behind the mic through editing your final content.


Identify engaging content on a suitable subject


Develop a production brief


Produce a range of audio content


Identify external content and the equipment required


Direct feedback on your work in real time, learning from fellow students and instructors

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Socialising! Squeezing all the information out of the course by talking things through in an informal environment


Produce, and edit, audio using a range of techniques and skills to a broadcast-ready standard

How much will it cost?

Prices on application


We can advise on local accommodation options and have negotiated preferential rates with several local accommodation providers.

For more details, please call us on: 0203 750 4551


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