Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Emilia Gilroy from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Emilia Gilroy


An Garda Síochána

Read more

  Emilia Gilroy
It is a very rewarding but also extremely challenging job. It requires a lot of resilience, mental strength, patience and compassion. It means seeing people at their worst in the most difficult circumstances.

It involves making difficult decisions, which will have life changing consequences for the offenders. If you think you have the ability to handle all that, it is a truly great job with amazing opportunities.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Study Skills
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image

Video and Sound Technology

Ed Zone

Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

Employment Opportunities
Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
2 Years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....

2016 Points


Return to List
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

The Video & Sound programme consists of a two-year level 6 Higher Certificate and a one-year add-on level 7 Bachelor of Science degree. It is a programme in Digital Broadcasting and Television and Radio Production and provides students with an understanding of the broadcast media industry and the technologies employed in the acquisition, manipulation and delivery of video and sound.

The programme is designed to develop the student’s creative and technical ability to function as a member of a broadcast production team in a practical setting. The programme aims to develop Technical Operators in broadcast television.

Videos & Interviews header image

Video & Sound Technology @ LIT

Course Details header image

From College Website...
LC276 - Video and Sound Technology
Limerick IT

From Qualifax...
LC276 - Video and Sound Technology
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

Entry Requirementsheader image

To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

QQI FET/FETAC Links header image

This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

View Courses

Essential Module Requirements:

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

Career Progression header image

The overall purpose of the programme is to provide Video and Sound Technology graduates with a range of skillsets relevant to professional video, sound, television broadcasting and related careers. The programme is designed to develop the learner’s creative and technical ability to function as a member of a broadcast production team in a practical setting. The programme is ideal if you seek a career in technical operations in television.​

Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Marketing and Digital Media Waterford IT 
Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Design Tralee IT 
Drama and Theatre Studies UCC (NUI) 
Multimedia Cork Institute of Technology 
Business (Marketing and Management) Limerick IT 
Entertainment Systems Waterford IT 
Digital Animation Production (Clonmel) Limerick IT 
Computing with Games Development Tralee IT 
Internet of Things Waterford IT 
Computing with Games Development Tralee IT 
Popular Music: Electric Bass Guitar Cork Institute of Technology 
Music, Media and Performance Technology University of Limerick 
Popular Music: Drums Cork Institute of Technology 
Popular Music: Electric Guitar Cork Institute of Technology 
Popular Music: Keyboards Cork Institute of Technology 
Popular Music: Voice Cork Institute of Technology 
Arts - Irish Music and Dance University of Limerick 
Music Waterford IT 
Arts - Drama and Theatre Studies University of Limerick 
Performing Arts University of Limerick 
Music (CIT Cork School of Music) Cork Institute of Technology 
Music Technology Tralee IT 
Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies Mary Immaculate College 
Music Technology and Production Limerick IT 
Digital Media Design University of Limerick 
Creative Media and Interaction Design (Common Entry) University of Limerick 
Multimedia Applications Development Waterford IT 
Video and Sound Technology Limerick IT 
Arts with Music (BMus or International Pathway) UCC (NUI) 
Film and Screen Media (4 yrs for International Pathway) UCC (NUI) 
Theatre and Drama Studies Cork Institute of Technology 

Download our
Points Calculator
and Course Search App pointsCalcImage
Download CAOCalc on the app store Download CAOCalc on the google paly store