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Martin Dunn

Activities Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Martin Dunn
  • Qualities & Values - Patience, hard work, like meeting people, enjoy providing good customer service, desire to do a good job for yourself and your employer 
  • Client Skills - Qualification both education qualifications and practical ability to the job
  • Interests - to be generally interested in the field you are working in. I think that it is easy for people to look at the job and think its great and must be loads of fun because you get to go on the high ropes all the time. That is just a small part of the job and generally you are watching others having fun and playing on the activities and you only go on them to do staff training or to do safety checks. You must also be prepared for the paper work that goes along with a job where you are responsible for that safety of people and this cannot be overlooked.
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Galway Community College

Galway Community College

Marketing - Public Relations & Web Design


Course Code(s):  5M2102
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course gives students the essential skills required to develop a career in PR or Marketing and to enhance their knowledge in other career areas such as customer service and web development.

The mix of theory and practical learning allows the student to gain the knowledge required to perform the duties of a Marketing assistant or PR practitioner, from writing press releases and designing newsletters to engaging in social media and online PR. Software used includes MS word, MS Access, QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Business Administration Skills - (5N1610)
Customer Service - (5N0972)
Database Methods - (5N0783)
Desktop Publishing - (5N0785)
Marketing Practice - (5N1400)
Public Relations - (5N1405)
Web Authoring - (5N1910)
Work Experience - (5N1356)

 

Important: 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.

 

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Marketing & Public Relations Galway Technical Institute 

Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising / PR manager   Media Buyer  
Media Sales Executive   Public Relations Officer / Press Officer  
Advertising Media Buyer   Advertising Media Planner  
Advertising Media Salesperson   Direct Marketing Manager  
Brand Manager - Marketing   Digital Marketing Executive  
PR / Public Affairs Consultant / Lobbyist   Events and Promotions Manager  
Advertising Account Manager   Advertising Art Director  
Product Marketing Manager   Marketing Executive  
Marketing Adviser   Digital Media Content Manager  
Market Research Executive   Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager  
Marketing / Communications Manager   Public Relations Account Executive  
Advertising Copywriter   Social Media Specialist  
Packaging Designer   Producer  
Consumer Scientist    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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BBSXX 

5M2102