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Health Service Executive

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Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 

Print Journalism & Radio


Course Code:  5M2464
Award Code(s):  5M15960
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course aims to provide a foundation in the practical skills and underpinning knowledge required in media.

 

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

Communications
Work Experience
Media Analysis
Desktop Publishing
Radio Programme Production
Research Skills for Journalism
Writing Skills for Journalism
Voice Production for Broadcasting
Word Processing

 

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Progression Routes

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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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