Sports Broadcasting

PLC LOGO Gaelcholaiste Chomain

Want an exciting career in sports and entertainment? One that offers paid training, work experience and employment opportunities with National Broadcasters?
Gaelcholáiste Chomáin Rossport will host a QQI Level 6 Traineeship programme specialising in Sports Broadcasting commencing in late September.

Places on the programme are limited *

As this is a Traineeship all applicants are eligible to receive a payment of €198 per week from SOLAS (all participants eligible for this payment).

There will be travel and accommodation allowances available subject to qualifying conditions. (Note: All payments are attendance based).


Sports Broadcasting is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of students in a wide range of skills in the Broadcasting sector with a specialism in the area of sports broadcasting.

This training will prepare students for entry into third level education and holders of this certificate will have the necessary practical skills for employment in the broadcasting industry. This course is progressive, harnessing existing interests of industry in the local region. It reflects the support that will be necessary for further developments in the Sports Broadcasting sector both locally and nationally. The course content is very relevant when progressing to third level colleges.

Course Structure

This course offers learners the opportunity to study Sports Broadcasting in both a practical and theoretical environment to prepare students for entry into third level education and the world of work. Work experience as part of the traineeship will be of particular benefit for gaining direct entry into positions in the broadcasting industry.

Course Content

TV and Film Production Design
Television and Film Production Management
Work Experience
Broadcasting Presentation Skills
Film and Television Camera and Lighting
Editing Practice and Techniques
Radio Techniques
Directing Film
Contract Agency
Studio and Location Sound Production
Radio Documentary Production
Radio News Broadcasting
Feature Writing
Scriptwriting for Film and Television Drama
Media Industry Awareness
Self- Employment Skills

Career Options / Progression

Students with full QQI Level 6 Certification may apply to a range of Higher Education Institutions in the area of Broadcasting.

N.B * Courses will run subject to sufficient numbers and teaching allocation. Please contact the school with regard to courses running each year.