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Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Ballsbridge College of Further Education


 

English EFL- & Media Studies


Course Code(s):  5M3114
QQI Award Code:  5M3114 General Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
English is one of the main international languages of communication. Ireland is well known as a centre for the provision of English language programmes and Ballsbridge College is one of the foremost centres of this provision for international students in Dublin. Graduates of this course are ideally suited to employment in a variety of mediarelated industries.

Successful graduates will have a recognised certificate of competence in English as well as a portfolio of media-related work that will enhance any job application. Native English speakers with an interest in writing, media and English Literature and language may also apply for this course.

 

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.

English as a Foreign Language
Media Analysis
Print Journalism
English Literature
Research and Study Skills
Desktop Publishing
Communications
Word Processing
Work Experience
IELTS Preparation

 

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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.
Classic Arts, Languages and Culture
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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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ELAXX 

5M3114