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We work with over 40 high skilled trainers to give our members the best training available in the industry.
We have a recognised reputation with partners across Ireland after 18 years working within the industry. We collaborate with a diverse group of professionals in the sector to respond rapidly to the industry’s needs by providing tailored training. Whether you are starting off or building on your career Learning Waves is a must.
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"This is a great course for everyone starting their career in radio sales. Lots of examples of solutions to all possible sales barriers and ways to improve technique."
"Whether you are starting out your career in broadcasting or a seasoned veteran with hundreds of interviews conducted this is such an important course to take. Paul is entertaining, a fountain of knowledge and his teaching style is incredible. I am so much more confident and felt I learned so much."
"An enlightening course, delivered with signature enthusiasm by Liza-Jo. Content is brought to life with real-world examples and regular interaction and opinionated chat from participants is encouraged. A real eye-opener which makes you think (and re-think!) when it comes to your attitudes and policies and decisions across a broad range of areas relating to equality, diversity and inclusion. Highly recommended!"
"Learning Waves is a very beneficial platform. This is the second course of theirs I’ve done and both have greatly improved my journalistic skills."
“This is a great course for everyone starting their career in radio sales. Solutions to all possible sales barriers & ways to improve tehnique”
"Time and again, Learning Waves continues to deliver expert-led training for those of us working in the broadcast sector, in a friendly and easily-accessible manner. Sarah is great with practical examples and scenarios that are easily transferred to what were doing day-to-day."
A fantastic course run by great people with an excellent insight into the world of broadcasting. Extremely accessible with the remote nature of the course, a great mixture of speakers leading classes that cover a variety of topics related to radio presenting, this course is a great step into the radio sphere
I would highly recommend Learning Waves for radio based courses. I went from being completely interested but clueless about working in radio, to having a decent knowledge and skill base and actually working part time in a radio station to further expand what I learned from the course. If you are in anyway interested in working in Radio, this is the course for you to do.
"I have spent the last five months working as a researcher and journalist in Midlands 103. The main part of my role was researching content for the current affairs show, Midlands Today. In the beginning, I was not sure how much I would learn in such a short amount of time. Thankfully, I was wrong. Nevermind the technical skills that I have learnt, the confidence that I have gained in myself is incredible. I am more confident when I am speaking to guests and interviewing someone, as well as more confident when approaching people for vox-pops. While the technical aspect is a huge thing, I think the personal aspect also helps. I have learnt great people skills and how to deal with people in different situations."
"I thought the Learning Waves Graduate Programme was brilliant. The topics we researched were fantastic, current, and important. So, that was enjoyable for me, being part of a radio station and getting to know the team, it was brilliant. I learned so much and feel completely confident."
"I was interning in Off the Ball from September to February. This course has really done wonders for me. It's changed my career completely. I was always so interested in radio and wanted to see myself working in the industry. Learning Waves has given me that platform. I have gotten to connect with plenty of people in the industry which I would have never done before. It's been incredible."
"I really could not recommend this programme enough. I had a little experience working in radio before, but the skills I have gained over the last five months are invaluable. Between getting chances to go out on the street and talk to people, conduct my own interviews, read the news, commentate on live sporting events, doing vox pops, even presenting a couple of shows here and there, the experience I have gained has been incredible. I really could not recommend this experience highly enough. "
"I really enjoyed my time on this programme. I was very much welcomed, any question I had someone was there to help me with it. It is a busy environment, but I think if you really put yourself out there, they really take you in as one of their own. Besides working in The Newsroom, itself, the lectures were fantastic. Learning from amazing people like Gareth and Jane and finding out so much about the industry and focusing in on those skills that I have always wanted to develop. The best part of this whole internship was the community made between the interns. We were all able to help each other all the way through, support each other and lift each other up when we were a bit frustrated. I know that these people are going to be there for the rest of my career, and I will be able to rely on them. I am thankful for Learning Waves for creating that. "
"When I started this graduate programme, I had no experience of any broadcasting at all. After completing the course, I have walked away with a range of skills that will help me go far in the industry. I am still part of the station that I started with, and I could not be more thankful to all the team at learning waves for giving me the opportunity to do this."
"Getting the opportunity to be placed in a newsroom is just wonderful. You get to do the job as if you were hired there as a journalist. I had such a great time there. I was writing news stories. I was going out covering events. I met Ministers, TV's, local councilors. I was covering council meetings. As well as writing news stories, reading the news as well. It is just fantastic. The best way to learn is always by doing so, just getting the chance to be placed there, doing, and learning as you are going. It is wonderful."
"This programme has so much to offer. If you are looking to add to your CV, to make connections and to enhance your skills, I would highly recommend getting into this course and getting on the internship. The five months I have spent here in Midwest Radio, I've learned from some great people and seeing what goes into making a great radio show. It really helps you get out of your comfort zone and really helps you enhance your skills as an individual and as a broadcast journalist. I would highly recommend this course. I totally enjoyed my time here and I'm very thankful for the opportunity."
"The most important take away from me is that I now know for sure that I want to have a career in radio. In the past five months, it feels like I've done it all. No day was exactly like the one before, and that kept me on my toes. Learning on the job is really the only way to go in journalism, and that is exactly what this programme provides. My skills, my confidence and my knowledge have all grown so much because of this programme. I felt like a fully-fledged member of The Newsroom, like a journalist, and that is a high that I want to keep chasing."
"This programme is an amazing first step in your career. If you have finished college and are not sure how to get started, I couldn’t recommend this programme more. Before you know it, you’ll have skills, contacts and confidence. It truly is a priceless experience."
"Overall, I really enjoyed this course. Previously I had not been overly familiar with this platform, so it was great to get a better understanding of the world of Tik Tok. I learned how we can utilise this form of social media in order to create bespoke packages for our clients."
"You will never know everything and upskilling is key regardless of what role you play in your company. I find these types of courses invaluable to stay abreast of changing trends and ever changing social platforms."
"Great training and valuable information for all salespeople no matter how much experience you have. Would highly recommend to all."
"I found Mary a great presenter/tutor for the course. She had great knowledge of the course and took the time to make sure everyone was following and not left behind. I liked the way the course was always engaging, and we were able to complete exercises as we went along, allowing me to feel confident in what I was learning. I feel this course will benefit my current role and would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to up skill in Google Sheets/Docs and/or Excel."
"Learning waves is of massive benefit to me in the early stages of my radio career as I continue to grow and to develop."
"Fantastic courses with practical and applicable knowledge from industry experts. Learning Waves courses never fail to elevate the quality of my work."
"If you need a quick refresher in broadcast law, then this is the module for you. Not only is it great in reminding you of relevant legal media frameworks but it also focuses on the recent trends and developments from the BAI, IBI and other broadcasting regulators."
"Joanne tailored the course to match each attendee's role, in a way which was interesting to all. I learned how I could use social media to do my own job better, but also gained an understanding of how I need to present my ideas/pitches, so it meets the needs of other departments in the station e.g., sales."
"Learning Waves has been great to upskill within the radio industry. It has given me the tools to develop myself so that I have more keys on my chain and I am able to do more."
"The Learning wave courses are well produced and has all the relevant information in a timely manner. I learn so much and only have to give a small amount of my working day to learn things that will enhance our product."
"Joanne is a fantastic, enthusiastic trainer, who gives practical advice and tips that you can use straight away."
"The course was very good. I didn't know anything about Canva before I did the course and now I'm excited to use it."
"Eric is amazing at what he does. This is my second time attending the course and I feel as though there's no limit to how many times you can do it, as there's always room for improvement. I would highly recommend this course to my peers."
"Learning Waves has been an invaluable help for me in my career - I've had perhaps five sessions with Eric since I jumped into radio, and he's helped me improve at every step."
"Sarah is happy to answer and discuss any questions you may have and will be as honest as possible. A strength of this course would be being able to discuss current/previous cases openly."
"I've done a good few course with Learning Waves now and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. The trainers bring passion and experience to the course making it more interesting, engaging, and easier to learn."
As someone who has worked in a newsroom for a number of years, this type of course is a great refresher for how important it is to be up-to-date with Broadcast Laws in Ireland. It's imperative to know the topics that were covered on this course, and the variety of cases shared were useful for my daily work.
I really enjoyed this course and found it very informative and a provided me with the skills to apply to my role.
I really enjoyed the LinkedIn for Radio course. It reinforced the value of LinkedIn for our our profiles and the stations. Its a platform I believe we should all be using.
An excellent training platform. The diversity of the courses is fantastic. It covers all the aspects of my position, from sales to creativity and management.
A very well delivered course by a very experienced trainer, a great team exercise at all levels and a way to find solutions to a multitude of cross departmental issues in a friendly environment.
This is an excellent course that everyone should complete. Should an event take place, be it in the workplace or in everyday life , one would be better placed to deal with it. Highly recommend.
It is a very valuable course both for work and everyday life, and it is something that every employee should learn if at all possible.
This was a very informative course. It had very practical cases which made it easily digestible. The information was very relevant to my work.
Shane's passion and knowledge are infectious. He pushes you out of your comfort zone without making you uncomfortable. It was a great excersise to have the team all together in an open and honest space.