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Richard Storey

Shift Manager

McDonald's

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Richard Storey

The initial couple of days can be tough as you are in training and it can make people rethink about working here, but I would have to say persevere, as there are rewards at the end of the tunnel.

McDonald's put their people first and never leave them doing the same job all the time. To work in McDonald's you requires patience, a good personality with a willingness to learn something new everyday.

Showing an interest in other peoples interests would help as you have to work as a team so interpersonal skills are ESSENTIAL!!

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Creative Media Production - Journalism

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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Journalism is designed for students who wish to gain employment in print, online or broadcast journalism and other areas of creative media production. While the main focus of the course is effective writing, other skills such as photo-journalism, page design and radio broadcasting will also be developed. Contemporary media issues will be explored throughout the course and students are facilitated in conducting independent research into modern media practice. Students are encouraged to build a portfolio as well as learning a range of skills to enable them to progress to further study or employment.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Practical Skills
Research Techniques
Feature Writing
Photojournalism
News Journalism
Page Design and Layout
Radio Journalism
Special Subject Investigation
Politics for Journalists

Year 2:
Radio Documentary
Law for Journalists
Journalism Studies
Work Experience
Career Development
Contextual Studies
Magazine Project
Film Studies
Interview Techniques for Television.
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