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BCFE Radio Student Alumni Sharon Tobin “Leaving Cert and Me” 

BCFE Radio Student Alumni Sharon Tobin “Leaving Cert and Me”

Are you Reflecting on how you  done in the Leaving Certificate and wishing to explore broader pathways?

RTE did a recent series called “Leaving Cert and Me” in which former Ballyfermot College student Sharon Tobin spoke about her Leaving Cert Journey which took her to BCFE where she studied on the 2 Year Radio course and then completed the Media Management Degree.

“What was really important to me was to know that there were other ways to get to the career that I wanted”.  

Sharon always speaks very positively about her time in BCFE and the PLC Route. Sharon was also the special guest and presenter at our recent Graduation where she made a fantastic and well received speech.

You can see “Leaving Cert and Me” and other pieces here in which Ballyfermot College is mentioned by her.

  1. RTE’s “Leaving Cert and Me” with Sharon Tobin 
  2. RTE’s Sharon Tobin recommends Further Education
  3. BCFE radio graduate Sharon Tobin appears on the cover of RTE Guide 

Read more and Apply to the course that Sharon did.

Radio & Podcasting Production and Presentation HND 

Upon Completion, apply for the Media Management Degree completed mostly in BCFE 

Radio and Podcast students Receive their own

  1. Portable Recorder and Accessories Kit
  2. Podcasting Studio Home Kit
  3. Gold Full Membership to ACAST podcasting
  4. Individual mentoring form Former Radio student now in Charge at ACAST Podcasting.
  5. Adobe full suite package membership.
  6. Work placement in radio stations
  7. Erasmus opportunities in Radio stations in Finland, Malta and Spain which are fully funded.
  8. Ongoing job offers, guest lectures and workshops

Radio and Podcasting course Erasmus Videos

Entry Requirements

  1. No portfolio required.
  2. Leaving Certificate / LCVP minimum of two H5 / O1 and three O6 / H7 grades or equivalent.
  3. QQI Level 5 award with a merit profile or BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile.
  4. Academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).


Course Coordinator Bernard Evans

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