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A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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AL751
Digital Marketing

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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You will learn how to plan, develop and implement a digital content strategy. You will learn about search engine optimisation (SEO) and apply that learning in a practical context. You will also explore cyberpsychology, by studying human interactions with other emerging technologies, including the internet, mobile computing, mobile phones, games consoles, virtual reality, digital media and any other technology, which has demonstrated an ability to alter human behaviours.

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Students who successfully complete Year 2 of this programme and who do not wish to progress to the third year, will receive a Higher Certificate Award


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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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A Level 7 qualification gives the student a very wide set of skills and they would be able to work in junior positions in small/medium size enterprises where the demands for marketing with social media skills are apparent. 



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