Audio Storytelling DipLCM

Learn new skills

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: University Level 4 Qualification


Want to gain a qualification worth having? 

Two things every TRULY memorable story requires 1) an amazing idea 2) an amazing storyteller to tell it.

Ok firstly let’s be a little more specific about what we mean by ‘audio story telling’ – simply put, we mean radio documentaries, podcasts or audio books.

We mean engaging an audience, thrilling them, amusing them, shocking them, educating them…well you get the idea.

So why OUR course?

Because it’s actually possible that our DipLCM course could genuinely change your life.

You might be just starting out and this maybe something you want to achieve because you instinctively know this is the direction you want to travel. Or you might be in business and our course is something you want to embrace to improve your communication and/or presentation skills.

Audio storytelling could lead you in many directions – to scriptwriting, to screenplays, directing/producing or into many other creative arenas.

We believe it’s not an exaggeration to say it could be life-changing, not least because our instructor, Liam O’Brien is a multi-award winning radio documentary maker, podcaster and producer and the ONLY person to win the prix Europa 3 times.

Seriously, if you have stories to tell and want to tell them, this is where you’ll learn the best way to produce them, present them and find an audience for them.

Here is where you’ll become a better communicator.

The Audio Storytelling DipLCM course consists of 8 sessions, divided into an exciting form of independent learning and includes interactive LIVE content with the lecturer, over a 12-week period. 

The sessions will focus on key aspects of ideas, storylines, character, structure, interview, narration and scripting.

Oh and this is the very first course of it’s the world!

Now THAT is a story.

This course is for anyone who wants to improve their audio story telling skills, for either business or personal reasons. Gain a professional qualification to assist you in creating meaningful and engaging content or to advance your career.

Audio Storytelling DipLCM is aimed at anybody who has a story to share, you might be (or aiming to be) a screenwriter, novelist, playwright, TV writer, filmmaker, director, producer, a documentary maker, advertiser, CEO or anybody who needs to improve their communication skills. This course is for those who want to create compelling content to keep their audience engaged.

For our Accredited Programs you will need access to the following:

  • Access to the internet
  • Desktop or Laptop Computer (Mac OS, Windows 8 upwards or Linux)

  • How to create a documentary that really connects with your listeners.
  • The art of storytelling.
  • The KEY ingredients to award winning documentary making.
  • How to stop your listeners’ from switching off and tuning out during your story.
  • How to make sure your documentaries or podcasts sound professional.
  • The vital elements you MUST have with you at every recording session.

Liam O’Brien

Liam O’Brien (M.A.), is an award-winning radio producer, podcaster and documentary maker. His work has been broadcast all over the world, in addition to winning over 70 awards for his creative radio productions. Liam is the head of Irish radio’s (RTÉ) globally- renowned, Documentary on One unit, during his tenure, they have won more than 300 national and international awards across the world. Liam has the unique honour of being the only person to win the Prix Europa three times.

The DipLCM qualification is dependent on you submitting content to London College of Music Examinations for assessment, followed by a short online discussion with one of their examiners. See here for syllabus guide:

Yes – the course and assessment are completely online. It is delivered over a 12-week cycle, but should you wish, you have flexibility to learn entirely at your own pace over a 52 week period.

No, you do not have to take the examination, though without the examination you will not receive the qualification DipLCM.

You have exactly one year from your date of enrollment to study & enroll ALL relevant content for your examination. If content is uploaded close to the closing date, the video examination will take place in the next available slot.

If you feel you have just cause to take the examination after the one year expiry date, please email: [email protected] providing all relevant information. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you don’t pass the examination, you can apply to retake it. This will involve an exam retake fee only – for details email: [email protected]

You need access to a Windows, Mac or Linux computer or an iPad/tablet & an internet connection.

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