Podcasting: introduction

Course Dates: 20/02/21 - 06/03/21
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Online

Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a fully-fledged podcast which you will produce in this course.

This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

Podcasting, from conception to publication. Your chance to develop your ideas into a fully-fledged podcast, which you will produce in this course. Find out about podcasting structure, production and publication.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• Developing and structuring your podcasting ideas
• Targeting your audience
• Recording and editing a podcast using Audacity
• Publicising your podcast
• Keeping your podcasts fresh and vital.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Organise your ideas
• Record your work to a level fit for public consumption
• Efficiently produce and publish for public, private or niche markets
• Gain ideas to develop your podcast further.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

For beginners with an interest in podcasting and a basic level of computer literacy.

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently
• Read and respond to a variety of text
• Give and receive constructive feedback.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is a practical course of coached sessions including group and solo activities, using appropriate technology.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Podcasting: advanced, Video blogging with YouTube, Blogging: write your own blog with WordPress, or any of our social media courses. Please visit our website to view our portfolio of courses.


Customer Reviews 16 item(s)

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

I would tell a friend to think of a script or prepare for the homework.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/02/2020)
This is a great introduction to podcasting that helps demystify the process and give you some real practical skills. It's just not long enough, 4 sessions would be better.
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Review by Jojo / (Posted on 21/01/2020)
If you want to take podcasting seriously it's an excellent place to start.
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Review by NJ / (Posted on 20/01/2020)
The tutor really knows his stuff, and his energy and enthusiasm makes everything easy. Definitely recommend.
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Review by Sofia / (Posted on 20/01/2020)
That it is a great place to learn.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/01/2020)
The teacher’s great!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2019)
It is a great course for anyone thinking of doing podcasting. They should try it!
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 06/11/2019)
It was a good experience
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Review by anonymus / (Posted on 31/07/2019)
Do it!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 31/07/2019)
pretty comprehensive but have a good idea what you want to do and bring scripts as no time to work it out in class.

Before you do the course essential viewing homework should include the 1990 film Pump Up the Volume with Christian Slater which appears to be the inspiration for all podcasts and blogs, the movie Good Morning Vietnam
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 05/07/2019)
For anyone wanting to understand what a podcast is; for anyone wanting to learn the basics of making a podcast, this excellent course will provide a very thorough and informative start. It's fun too.
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Review by Marina / (Posted on 03/07/2019)
An excellent course for anyone seeking to get a grasp of the basic skills needed to produce a professional-sounding podcast.
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Review by Sue / (Posted on 03/07/2019)
If you would like to try your hand at creating and producing a podcast, this is for you! A quick but thorough introduction with a fantastic and inspirational teacher
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Review by anon / (Posted on 28/05/2019)
A well designed and delivered course. After the first class you could go away with necessary skills, but they develop swiftly over the two. I feel more knowledgeable and skilful because of this course.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/05/2019)
If you are thinking of doing a podcast but unsure how to start, this is the course you want. Instructions on hardware, software, editing, content, publishing, marketing-it’s all here. Highly recommended.
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Review by KatyM / (Posted on 04/03/2019)
A basic, demystifying course on setting up a podcast
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/02/2019)
Tutor Biographies
David Monteith

David Monteith has been acting since 2003 and teaching acting since 2008. His methodology revolves around discovering innate talent and humainty, personal experience and technique to bring out a quality performance. David has been podcasting since 2006, and as such is passionate about the power and reach of podcasting. He is CEO of RogueSpirit Podcasting Solutions - a podcasting consultancy/editing service.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: CPOD16

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Sat, day, 20 Feb - 06 Mar '21

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £103.00
Concession: £65.00

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