Advanced News and Media in a Digital Age

QQI Level 6 | Digial Media Courses Dublin

Advanced News and Media in a Digital Age

This course is a QQI Level 6 Advanced Cetificate and is a progression course for any student who already has a QQI Level 5 Cerificate.

The course teaches students the fundamental skills of a journalist in the 21st century. It incorporates both practical methods of working across various media and the theoretical underpinnings of journalism that are as relevant today as they ever were. The course reflects the advancement of digital technology and publication of news on multiple platforms and gives students the tools to report the news and engage the public in a constantly evolving media and news environment.

Here’s what our students have to say:

“…I completed the QQI Level 5 in News and Media and QQI Level 6 Advanced News and Media. I found the modules extremely interesting and all the teachers highly engaging. Rathmines College is a fantastic college with many paths to education and careers…”
Daniel Coffey | Media Graduate


Key Information
QQI Level 6
1 Year
Full time
QQI Level 6 Media Production 6M5130
September - May
Course requirements
  • Mature applicants are welcome
  • All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry
  • Use of a computer / laptop and Wi-Fi is desirable


Course modules
  • Media Ethics and Legal Framework
  • Media Industry Awareness
  • Radio Documentary Production
  • Radio News Broadcasting
  • Feature Writing
  • Journalistic/Research Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience / Personal and Professional Development
Education Progression

Graduates are eligible to apply for entry to second year of the following IADT Degrees:

  • BA (Hons) New Media
  • BA (Hons) Arts Management

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.

Rathmines College studets

Career Opportunites

Media graduates have also gained employment in all areas of the creative media industry as news reporters, feature writers, radio presenters, radio producers, news editors, content creators, podcast producers, sports journalists, radio presenters, public relations practitioners, newspaper editors, advertising copywriters and other exciting media careers.


I completed the QQI Level 5 and 6 in News and Digital Media in a Digital Age and found the modules extremely interesting and the teachers highly engaging. Rathmines College is a fantastic college that offers so many paths to success.
Daniel Coffey
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