"The Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising course was brilliant. It exceeded my expectations in every way. I'm thinking about radio in a totally different way. I'm writing better ads & making better sales pitches. I would highly recommend this course. Many thanks to Peter and his team at Go Create Academy and Learning Waves for making this course possible", Iris Kelleher, Beat 102-103, Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising, January 2021.
“Not only was the course informative and very helpful, I came away with new skills and the confidence to use them, but it was also fun. Thanks Joanne and Teresa”, Sinead Kennedy, Galway Bay FM, Social Media For Radio, December 2020.
"I was lucky enough to be selected for the 2020 class. I wasn't sure what to expect, but from the first class I knew that I was even luckier. The knowledge & tools that were passed to us by so many influential people was amazing. My confidence shot right up (and I'm already a confident person!!) - I'd like to thank Teresa and everyone involved in Learning Waves for helping me to understand so much more in the Radio industry”, Damien Sreenan, 360 Broadcast Bootcamp, December 2020.
"I was nervous about taking part, as I had never done one of these courses before..But seeing the vast amount knowledge that I could pick up along the way, helped me settle right in.. I would recommend Learning Waves to anybody", Niall King, iRadio, Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising, January 2021.
“The courses that I have done with Learning Waves have been so beneficial to my role as a radio presenter. The tutors are excellent. A lot of work goes into the content as it's all tailored to the specific topic so we get the most out of. I can honestly say I've not done a course and said after that my time felt wasted. I would highly recommend Learning Waves”, Lisa Gernon, Radio Nova, Social Media Diploma for Radio, November 2020.
“Learning Waves has benefited myself and my sales team greatly over the years with numerous courses but none more than this year. Learning Waves really stepped up to the mark to provide new and important courses around new working situations for many in radio this year, in particular. Courses around presenting via Zoom, Covid19 Fatigue, Mental Health and Wellness along with industry experts discussing the Economy and Radio's position in the marketplace were extremely beneficial. It helps us all to upskill and stay abreast of changing times within our roles and the market and gave us great motivation at times when we needed it. Teresa Hanratty is an absolute pro that gives over 100% in all she does with Learning Waves”, Deirdre Ferry, iRadio, December 2020.
"The greatest strengths of this course are the interaction, the calibre of speakers & first hand experiences from the tutor", Matthew Green, Radio Kerry on Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising, November 2020.
"Fantastic platform that has allowed me to grow and develop myself professionally. Learning Waves has a fantastic variety of courses you can complete to further progress you in your career", Rachel Alders, Beat 102-103, Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising, January 2021.
"I really enjoyed this course. I didn't really know what to expect but I am so glad that I took part. I learned so many valuable skills and got to experience the full range of careers within the radio sector. This course has really given me clarity as to which part of radio I would like to work in in the future", Bláithín Byrnes, 360 Broadcast Bootcamp, December 2020.
"Great course, very practical, really good information to assist in remote working and can definitely be put into practice - I learnt a lot from it and presentation was excellent - right amount of slides, right amount of interaction to keep the focus", Marion Davy, Red FM on Managing Remote Teams, November 2020.
“The material was all relevant and delivered in a very strategic and concise manner. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning the ins and outs of social media, no matter if you are an avid user or have never even downloaded a social platform!”, Leanne Hanafin, Spin 103.8, Social Media Diploma for Radio, November 2020.
“Learning Waves always strive to supply appropriate courses for multi-level / subject matter learning within media organisations”, Katie Kennedy, Communicorp, Managing Remote Teams, November 2020.
"This course has given me great insight into radio production - things I’ve never had the opportunity to learn about before. It’s been invaluable", Kelly Crichton, 360 Broadcasting Bootcamp, October 2020.
"I would like to thank you for persevering and organising so that we could take the course remotely. For me it has been an incredibly rewarding experience and I am achieving exactly what I set out to do; learning the skill set required to be a radio presenter, which I would not otherwise have had the opportunity to do. Thank you so much for that", Joe Caulfield, 360 Broadcasting Bootcamp, October 2020.
"So far the Learning Waves Radio Bootcamp is exceeding my expectations each week. I find Zoom so efficient, the tutors are simply blowing me away each week with their encouragement, approachability and experience. Adapting to the online classroom has been a seamless experience thanks to the seriously well organised skills of Teresa - bringing us all together from every corner of the country!!", Catríona Bolger, 360 Broadcasting Bootcamp, October 2020.
"Just completed the Digital Marketing for Radio course giving by Joanne Sweeney, took a lot from the course. Highly recommend this course with Learning Waves", Keith Naughton, Shannonside, Digital Marketing for Radio, May 2020.
"Learning Waves have mastered delivering top quality learning digitally. Amazing people to deal with", Jonathan Looby, South East Radio, Mobile Journalism Certificate, May 2020.
"The Learning Waves courses and meetings I have attended have always been very informative and extremely well delivered. Would highly recommend", Neville Murphy, Classic Hits, Certificate in Digital Marketing for Radio, June 2020.
"I left the course with a better understanding of how simple it can be to get the most out of a new podcast when putting in the effort, using the apps available online and the knowledge given on this course", Patrick Flaherty, Galway Bay FM on Podcasting with Audiobrand, September 2020.
"Fascinating insight into a topic I have been involved with for a number of years and this course added to this knowledge", William Davies, Galway Bay FM on Podcasting with Audiobrand, September 2020.
“Excellent, always put on good courses”, Simon Cash, Sunshine Radio on Digital Marketing Certificate with Joanne Sweeney, June 2020.
“Joanne is very informed and very approachable- I found her to be very easy to understand and I liked the manner in which she tackled the different aspects of a wide and varied topic.”, Soracha Chambers, Q102 on Digital Marketing Certificate with Joanne Sweeney, June 2020.
"Really enjoyed this course. I learned a lot. I’m looking forward to referring back to the notes and putting everything I learned into practise for Galway Bay FM", Dylan Connolly, Galway Bay FM on Digital Marketing Certificate with Joanne Sweeney, June 2020.
"Excellent introduction to the world of Digital Marketing, lots of interaction and opportunities to ask questions. Really enjoyed this course.”, Dawn Lynch, Northern Sound on Digital Marketing Certificate with Joanne Sweeney, June 2020.
"I found the course excellent in its content and delivery thus encouraging you to apply the learnt knowledge base/ skill - highly recommend this course", Martin Howard, Shannonside on Podcasting for Radio with AudioBrand, August 2020.
"Strong future-minded content, delivered accessibly and in the round with industry peers. Highly recommend", Francesca Lalor, Newstalk on Podcasting with AudioBrand, July 2020.
"Inspiring and engaging. I left that meeting with a desire to grow and learn more as a presenter. So helpful", Olga Kingsman, Spirit Radio, on Advanced Speech & Voice training with Eric Dixon, July 2020.
"Practical, enjoyable, relevant content and active participation. Learned some new tips and tricks to improve my skills. Great feedback and critique", Eithne Quirke, KCLR 96FM on Advanced Speech & Voice training with Eric Dixon, July 2020.
"Highly recommend this course for anyone looking to naval gaze & consider their own approach to those they manage and interact with based on their own personal characteristics and dynamics", Dave MacArdle, Corks Red FM on Building Resilient Leadership with Andrew Wilson and Jane Kinghorn, July 2020.
"Learning Waves always offers a diverse variety of courses and you're guaranteed to get exactly what you need to from them", Trishauna Archer, Beat on Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion with the Irish Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, July 2020.
"This is another example of Learning Waves adapting to the needs of the sector in a swift, professional and effective manner. We requested the course and within weeks, it was happening. The course has opened our eyes to how we can practically take steps to be a more inclusive organisation e.g via recruitment. It made us think about white privilege & unconscious bias which was important", Gabrielle Cummins CEO Beat on Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion with the Irish Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, July 2020.
"Great course on diversity well taught! Lots to think about after", Kolyn Ryan Byrne, Beat on Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion.
"The course was very relevant and educational and I think the presenter made the course and she is able to present the material in a clear and concise manner while engaging everyone on the course. It is difficult during Covid and there is no other way to give the course other than online but it would be better face to face with everyone in a room together. We needed the two hours but at the same time, two hours is long for an online course", Lena Murphy, Financial Controller, Beat & WLR FM on Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion with the Irish Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, July 2020.
"Clear concise information delivered very professionally. Extremely enjoyable course", Neville Murphy, Classic Hits, on Digital Marketing Certificate in Radio with Digital Training Institute, May 2020.
"I found this course so enjoyable over the past few weeks. I’ve learned so much about the industry and digital from everyone’s contributions", Niamh Dunne, Urban Media on Digital Marketing Certificate in Radio with Digital Training Institute, May 2020.
"I have always wanted to do a Learning Waves course but they never suited my schedule. The opportunity to do one online was brilliant and the course delivered was top quality. It totally exceeded my expectations and opened my eyes to a whole new area of Radio. Would highly recommend to anyone who is interested", Fiona Scally, Galway Bay FM on Digital Marketing Certificate in Radio with Digital Training Institute, May 2020.
"More of these training sessions would be great." Colm Boohig - Off The Ball - on Broadcast Law Update - October 2019
"It was a real eye opener and I plan to use on a daily basis. Everyone should take this training." Keith Gallagher - iRadio - on Linkedin for Sales - October 2019
"Excellent!!! The best training I have done in a long time." Iris Kelleher - Beat 102 103 - on Sales Presentation Skills - September 2019
"Great class interaction. Enjoyable and beneficial course overall." Paul Hyland - Galway Bay FM - on Expert Scripting for News - September 2019
"I learned so much about using my iphone for work. There were so many features I didn't even know existed." Fiona O'Donovan - Cork's RedFM - on Mobile Photography Masterclass - September 2019
"Loved it. Got great ideas and learned lots without ever feeling like I knew nothing before - instilled confidence." Alice Higgins - FM104 + Q102 - on Sales Presentation Skills - September 2019
"Liam is excellent at making you stand back and review the every-day work. He is great at working with teams, creates a relaxed and creative environment!" Pat Gill, 98FM - on Talk Programme Review and Analysis - July 2019
"Keith is the best tutor I've had with Learning Waves. His detailed and methodological approach is fantastic and incredibly helpful!" Robbie Byrne, Beat 102 103 - on Advanced Adobe Premiere Pro with Dr Keith Bailey - July 2019
"Great training session - no matter how long you are in the job. There is never enough time with Eric - he is so engaging, could listen to him and debate with him for hours!" Aisling O'Brien, Radio Kerry - on Advanced Voice and Speech Training for News with Eric Dixon - July 2019
'Completing a scripting exercise at the beginning so that Eric could gauge my ability was great. It meant he could focus on my particular areas that require improvement.' Ellen Butler, Midlands 103 - on Script Writing for News with Eric Dixon - June 2019
''It was great to have the team work + brainstorm together, something you don't often get to do. Joanne is amazing.' Claire Power, WLR FM - on Selling Digital in Radio with Joanne Sweeney - June 2019
'The course instructor was fantastic and explained everything really well. The practical side of the course was also excellent. I also enjoyed learning how to do CPR. Thank you for providing this course'. Michael Sinnott, South East Radio - on First Aid Train the Trainer with Barry Hearns - April 2019
'Joanne was great, really worked to understand our product and tailor packages to suit our resources etc'. Julie White, Live 95FM - on Selling Digital in Radio with Joanne Sweeney - May 2019
'Fantastic overview for clarity'. Grainne Murnane, Corks Red FM - on Data Protection Introduction with Sarah Kieran - May 2019
'I have to say again, Damian was fantastic – the day was so worthwhile and inspiring and he delivered it all so well, and he just got where we are all coming from, and with plenty of food for thought and insights to come away with so that we never get stuck in a creative rut!! Thank you so much'. Teresa Boyle, Wexford Business Development, Beat 102 103 - on Creating Great Radio with Damien Scott - April 2019
This was my first Learning Waves course and I was pleasantly surprised how useful I found it. Great course, facilitator and guests. Ross Leahy, LMFM on Producing the Producer with Patrick Haughey - April 2019
'This course was has given me the confidence to create videos using my mobile phine and i though Glen was an excellent trainer and this is something every radio station should do'. Stephen Ryan, Head of Marketing, Corks Red FM, on Mobile Journalism with Glen Mulcahy - April 2018.
'This seminar was useful from start to finish, it was hugely relevant to my job and i learnt a lot and issues i had were clarified. It was excellent having the expertise of both Sarah Kieran from MediaLawyer and Declan McLoughlin from the BAI available to us during the seminar'. Jennifer Long, Current Affairs Editor, WLRFM on Referendum Guidelines - April 2018.
'Excellent course, hugely informative and brilliantly communicated.' Thomas Conway, Sports Correspondent, Clare FM on Mobile Journalism for Radio with Glen Mulcahy - January 2018.
'Andrea made us think, which is always useful! I dreaded returning to the classroom but found it a pleasant morning.' Fr Eamonn O’Connor, Presenter, Shannonside on General Data Protection Regulation with Andrea Martin - January 2018.
'The most useful part of this course was being made aware of the future of the industry and the need for digital content. It was very informative.' Peter Allen, Chairman, Galway Bay FM on Digital Strategy for Radio with Joanne Sweeney Burke - January 2018.
'This course has made me feel more confident about meeting tight deadlines by using my mobile to record and edit high quality packages for radio.' Mary Mullins, Journalist, Radio Kerry on Mobile Journalism with Glen Mulcahy.
'This course has made me realise that I can maximise my online presence with the use of mobile applications in order to engage more with Radio Kerry Listeners/Followers.' Brendan Fuller, Presenter, Radio Kerry on Mobile Journalism with Glen Mulcahy.
'It helped me understand how a smartphone can aid me in producing faster, more relevant and stimulating content for Radio Kerry Listeners/Followers online'. Treasa Murphy, News Editor and Producer, Radio Kerry on Mobile Journalism with Glen Mulcahy.
'We have used Learning Waves training across all key areas in Classic Hits 4FM with real tangible benefits to the output and our operations. I would highly recommend Learning Waves to any station looking to move their organisation to the next level'. Sean Ashmore, CEO, Classic Hits 4FM.
Learning Waves Skillnet caught up with some of the participants on the Music Presenter Bootcamp course run in July 2015. Hear what Ivan Coughlan and Jessika Cowley had to say about the course and why you should get involved if you want to 'get in to radio'..
Michael Barry, Sales Manager, Beat. on why radio stations should invest in Digital Marketing training through Learning Waves Skillnet
‘The course was brilliantly intense, comprehensive and challenging. Andrew and Sue are great communicators, the best course I have done through Learning Waves’, Brendan O’Loughlin, 98FM on News Editors Course with BBC Academy
I would recommend this course to others, I was informal yet very informative, some very good techniques learnt to carry in the job’, Laura O’Mahony, Radio Kerry on the Psychology of Selling with Mark Richardson
I'm applying what I learned at the course and discussing digital with clients and it's down great with them. I can use radio to drive traffic to their web-site and I can also advise the client on how to have their site ready to convert the traffic I send them into sales. Iris Kelleher, Beat. on Digital Marketing Diploma with Sureskills
The most enjoyable course I have been on, the training methods used were excellent, Maria Devereaux, 98FM on Running a Programme Team with BBC Academy