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Ideally, try and get a job in the industry for a summer, or get a bit of experience before you go into it. You have to be happy with working outside, and doing physical work. If you are not prepared to work hard or are looking for a soft job, don't go into Landscaping. Design is very sexy at the moment, everyone wants to be a designer, a Landscape Designer. It's different on the ground, you have to be out there on sites in all weather and you have to make sure projects are managed well and you're able to muck in with everyone else. Biology is most important for anyone going into Horticulture or Landscaping as it covers propagation and helps with the identification of plant names, species and families through the universal use of Latin. Chemistry is also helpful as the use of various chemicals is a constant in horticulture. The chemical content and dangers of fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides in use in Amenity Horticulture needs to be understood anyone going into this business. Geography would be a relevant subject as well. Also, the simple things like having a full, clean driving licence, which can make you a lot more employable if you are trying for a job with a Landscape Conractor. This indicates that you are more mobile and can also drive a company van if needed. Be sure you're happy with the outdoor life. Having taken a Horticulture course will give you an advantage. However, it's possible to take a job first and study later, e.g. in IT Blanchardstown it is possible to study at night. I think you cannot beat doing the Diploma Course in the National Botanic Gardens because it is a good practical course which also covers all the theory and is invaluable for gaining plant knowledge.
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Multimedia & Web Development

Course Code(s):  6M20496
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 6M20496
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Students on this one year course will learn the skills and expertise necessary to develop interactive websites complying with the latest standards.

Students will also develop skills in the integration of graphics, sound and animation. It will enable participants to pursue areas like: Audio-visual, Entertainment & Game, Website Design and Management, Digital Imagery, Advertising & Marketing, Graphic Design, Animation and so on.

What will you Study?

Multimedia Technology
Multimedia Project Development
Programming Language for Multimedia
Web Authoring
Graphics and Animation
Communications
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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Advertising Account Manager   Advertising Copywriter  
Graphic Designer   Creative Director  
Typographer   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Screen Printer   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Network Administrator   Network Engineer  
Web Designer / Developer   Database Administrator  
Web Editor   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Games Designer   Multimedia Developer  
Multimedia Designer   Android /iOS App Developer  
Web/Scrum Master   Multimedia Producer  
IT Consultant   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Computer Systems Analyst   IT Security Specialist  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Data Analyst  
Test Lead - Software   Games Programmer  
Big Data Specialist   Technical Architect - Data  
Games Tester   Computer Scientist  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
IT Manager   IT Project Manager  
Software Developer / Architect   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Engineer - Software  
Computer Programmer   Multimedia Writer  
Software Localisation   Computer Assembly Technician  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist  
Computer Trainer/Instructor   Director - TV/Film  
Screenwriter   Fashion Stylist  
Information Officer   Librarian / Archivist / Curator  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Broadcasting Researcher  
Desktop Publisher   Originator  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Media Researcher   Journalist / Reporter  
Journalist - Radio/Television   Literary agent  
Writer   Lexicographer  

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.
Media & Publishing
Computers & ICT
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