Training & Work Experience

Raidió na Life provides training to the community  in the following areas:

Transition Year Work experience with Raidió na Life

Raidió na Life welcomes students from the community who wish to develop broadcasting skills and learn more about Irish language media during the school term.

We have a limited number of places so it is advisable to contact us at least a few months in advance to secure a placement.

Please note, the Irish language is spoken language of Raidió na Life agus students are expected to speak Irish during their placement.

If you wish to apply for work experience with Raidió na Life, please fill out the following form and return it to us as per the details on the form. Taithi OIbre Foirm Iarratais (leagan Word) Taithi OIbre Foirm

Please note we are not accepting any more applications for placements for 2018/2019. We will start accepting applications for 2019/2020 school year in May 2019.


Third level work placements with Raidió na Life

Raidió na Life welcomes applications from students attending third level institutions. To apply for a formal work placement, please contact our manager Muiris by emailing


Radio production skills training

Raidió na Life volunteers learn practical broadcasting skills with the guidance of the staff of the station and other volunteers who have broadcast with the station for a number of years.

If you would like to learn how to make a radio programme with us, check out our page on voluntary work with Raidió na Life.

SPRAOI aims to give a voice to children in the Irish language community and to make the station available as a learning resource for primary schools.

As part of the project, the SPRAOI team visits primary schools, giving the children the opportunity to learn radio skills. During each school visit, the children explore the possibilities of radio and the team records music and interviews with them.


Raidió na Life runs FETAC/QQI training courses in partnership with CRAOL – The Community Radio Forum of Ireland.

This course aims to inform learners and equip them with a range of practical radio skills. The station offers the following course:

  • CRAOL FETAC/QQI (Level 3) Express Yourself! Teenagers Making Radio That Matters
  • CRAOL FETAC/QQI (Level 3) Understanding the Media and Expressing Yourself
  • CRAOL FETAC/QQI (Level 4) Community Radio Skills
  • CRAOL FETAC/QQI (Level 4) Communications Skills

CRAOL is a quality assured training provider registered with QQI/FETAC. See for further information.

Raidió na Life is not currently running training courses.

Sound & Vision Scheme

Raidió na Life regularly applies for funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound & Vision funding scheme to make high quality commissioned programming. The station welcoems programme ideas from independent producers. Support and professional guidance will be offered on potential projects. You can listen to Raidió na Life’s Sound&Vision commissioned programming here.


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