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English EFL- & Media Studies

Course Code(s):  5M3114
QQI Award Code:  5M3114 General Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ballsbridge College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M3114
QQI Award Code 5M3114 General Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

English is one of the main international languages of communication. Ireland is well known as a centre for the provision of English language programmes and Ballsbridge College is one of the foremost centres of this provision for international students in Dublin. Graduates of this course are ideally suited to employment in a variety of mediarelated industries.

Successful graduates will have a recognised certificate of competence in English as well as a portfolio of media-related work that will enhance any job application. Native English speakers with an interest in writing, media and English Literature and language may also apply for this course.

What will you Study?

Work Experience (5N1356)
Communications (5N0690)
Desktop Publishing (5N0785)
English as a Second Language (5N1632)
Research & Study Skills (5N3113)
Word Processing (5N1358)
English Literature (5N3249)









Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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ELAXX 5M3114

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Classic Arts, Languages & Culture
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