Certificate in Journalism and Public Relations - QQI Level 5

  • Award
  • QQI Level 5 Print Journalism 5M2464
  • DURATION
  • One year full time

Course Aims

To equip students with a working knowledge of the world of journalism and public relations.

Course Requirements

Students applying for this course should have passed the Leaving Certificate in five subjects including English.
Mature Applicants welcome.
All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry.
All applicants will be interviewed.

Course Modules

Media Analysis
Research Skills for Journalism
Technical Skills for Journalism
Writing Skills for Journalism
Radio Programme Production
Public Relations
Word Processing
Communications
Work Experience

Award

QQI Level 5 in Print Journalism 5M2464

Career Opportunities

Students may use this as a foundation course for entry into further studies in the areas of Communications, Journalism or Public Relations. Those with the necessary skills and aptitudes may seek employment as assistants in the area of journalism, communications and public relations.

Further Education Links

FETAC Level 5 Award holders are eligible to progress onto Rathmines College's Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production or apply to a wide variety of Higher Education colleges see www.cao.ie  and www.qqi.ie.  Graduates meeting the specified criteria (Distinctions in 5 nominated modules) may apply for progress to Dublin City University Degree Programmes in Communications and Journalism.

Further Education Links

FETAC Level 5 Award holders are eligible to progress onto Rathmines College's Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production or apply to a wide variety of Higher Education colleges see www.cao.ie  and www.qqi.ie.  Graduates meeting the specified criteria (Distinctions in 5 nominated modules) may apply for progress to Dublin City University Degree Programmes in Communications and Journalism.

Work Experience

Work experience is an essential part of all our programmes. The College assists students in finding suitable work placements and monitors and assesses their performance in the work place.

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