Course Brief


This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of the range of audio techniques, technology, recording and technical production practice currently obtaining in the radio industry.

Unit abstract

Working in any technical role in the radio industry demands a professional understanding of audio principles and operational practices in the use of audio recording and editing equipment. Learners will experiment with recording environments, research and evaluate microphones and their specific uses, and develop their skills in audio recording. They will learn about production equipment and principles, including health and safety requirements in the audio recording environment. This will then inform learners' practical application of recording and production techniques and procedures.

  • This course is offered in 48 contact hours

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

1      Understand audio recording techniques and technology

2      Be able to capture live and pre-recorded audio content

3      Be able to use sound production techniques

4      Be able to follow sound production procedures

  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production

    Getting a foot in the door in the field of media can be challenging. Employers are continuously looking for individuals who have the academic knowledge, qualification and the practical skills to execute. Most have one or the other in this competitive field, and the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production merges the best of both when preparing you to take the next step in your media pursuits.

    This UK qualification is recognized in more than 70 countries worldwide, and graduates of this programme gain direct access to the final year top-up BA (Hons) in Media and Communications programme offered in collaboration with the University of Greenwich.

    Why choose the Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production?