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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Keith Hayes

Ambulance / Paramedic

Health Service Executive

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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 

Journalism - HND


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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Journalism is designed for students who wish to gain employment in print, online or broadcast journalism and other areas of creative media production. While the main focus of the course is effective writing, other skills such as photo-journalism, page design and radio broadcasting will also be developed.

Contemporary media issues will be explored throughout the course and students are facilitated in conducting independent research into modern media practice. Students are encouraged to build a portfolio as well as learning a range of skills to enable them to progress to further study or employment.

 

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.

Year 1:
Practical Skills
Research Techniques
Feature Writing
Photojournalism
News Journalism
Page Design & Layout
Radio Journalism
Special Subject Investigation
Politics for Journalists.

Year 2:
Radio Documentary
Law for Journalists
Journalism Studies
Work Experience
Career Development
Contextual Studies
Magazine Project
Film Studies
Interview Techniques for Television.

 

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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