Course Description


Learn the fundamental skills of journalism.

     What Will I Study?

  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Digital Marketing (5N1364)
  • Media Analysis (5N1298)
  • Research Skills for Journalism (5N2443)
  • Technical Skills for Journalism (5N2463)
  • Writing Skills for Journalism (5N2435)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Word Processing (5N1358)
CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategoryJournalism, Media
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 Major Award Certificate in Journalism (5M2464)
Course Start Date9th September 2024
Course End Date30th May 2025
Course Duration38 weeks
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsApplicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age (16+). Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA or QQI Level 4 Major Award is essential. Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+. Good verbal and written command of the English language, Common European Framework B1 or equivalent. Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland.
Carear PathThis course is designed to introduce learners to the extensive variety of practical techniques and theoretical knowledge that underpin the skills of a journalist in the areas of broadcast, print and online media. Employment may be found in both print and online journalism. If you complete a QQI major award with Kerry College, you may use your results to progress to third level (University, Technological University or Institute of Technology). You should check individual university websites for specific entry criteria for courses. There is a separate section on the CAO application for applying using your QQI results from Kerry College in the same way you use your Leaving Certificate results. You may also apply under the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available each year.
Course Code412153
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