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Kerry College – Clash Road Campus Journalism for the Digital Age

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 5

Course Aim

This course is designed to introduce students to the extensive variety of practical techniques and theoretical knowledge that underpin the fundamental skills of a journalist. It will offer you an opportunity to learn modern skills in the areas of broadcast, print and online media. A large proportion of the programme is project based so the learner will work using a variety of platforms from magazines/newspapers to broadcast and online media. The course provides students with new digital tools and practices and better ways to engage the public in a rapidly changing digital world.

Course Content

Communications (5N0690)
Digital Marketing (5N1364)
Media Analysis (5N1298)
Personal and Professional Development (5N2985)
Research Skills for Journalism (5N2443)
Technical Skills for Journalism (5N2463)
Writing Skills for Journalism (5N2435)
Word Processing (5N1358)


  • Applicants must be 16+ years of age on entry to the course.
  • Leaving Cert, LCVP. LCA or QQI Level 4 Major Award is essential.
  • Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+.
  • Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B2 or Higher)
  • Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland.

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