Advanced Certificate in News and Media in a Digital Age

Graduates from our media courses have progressed on to Higher Education achieving both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Graduates have also gained employment in all areas of the creative media industry including 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.

Advanced Certificate in 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.

 

Key Information
QQI Level 6
duration
1 Year
Full time
QQI Level 6 Media Production 6M5130
September 2022 - May 2023
Course requirements
  • Students applying for this course should have a Level 5 QQI Award in Journalism, Media Production or equivalent.
  • 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
  • Project Management
  • Radio Documentary Production
  • Radio News Broadcasting
  • Feature Writing
  • Web Authoring
  • Communications
  • Work Experience / Personal and Professional Development
Education Progression

Progression with your QQI Level 6 Media Award: graduates are eligible to apply for entry to second year of the following IADT Degrees:

  • BA (Hons) New Media Studies
  • BA (Hons) English, Media and Cultural Studies
  • 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.

Career Opportunites

Media graduates have also gained employment in all areas of the creative media industry including 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.

Testimonials

Initially I wasn't sure about returning to College, after a successful career within the IT and Telecoms sector, the idea was daunting. The lecturers were open and had first hand experience of the subjects. They recognised what each student had to contribute to the class and of course were always listening and engaging. Whether you're trying to further your career, or immerse yourself in a new field, studying in Rathmines College certainly broadened my outlook and future prospects. (Content Creator and Press Photographer)
Karl Ffrench
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
Course Fees
Deposit
€50
QQI Exam Fees
€80
Course Exam
€70
Total
€200

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