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Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

BioPharmachem Ireland

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  Fergus O'Connell
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.
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Digital Media & Web Design

Course Code(s):  5M2146 CE05
QQI Award Code:  5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2146 CE05
QQI Award Code 5M2146 Multimedia Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course will appeal to those with an interest in computer graphics, interactive presentations and web-based multimedia. Successful participants will receive a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Multimedia Production.

Learn how to author interactive presentations and video projects for DVD and how to design and develop websites using the latest standards and technologies. Learn about the design process and how to manipulate and develop digital and animated graphics.

What will you Study?

Work Experience 5N1356

Communications 5N0690

Design Skills 5N0784

Graphic Design Skills 5N1978

Web Authoring 5N1910

Multimedia Authoring 5N1299

Multimedia Project Development 5N1300

Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EMMPX 5M2146

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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