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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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Music

Course Code(s):  5M2011
QQI Award Code:  5M2011 Music
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Enniscorthy Vocational College

Enniscorthy Vocational College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2011
QQI Award Code 5M2011 Music
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This exciting course will develop your knowledge and understanding of music and will improve your skills and techniques as a musician allowing you to progress to further study or into direct employment in the music industry. During the course theory of music and practical musicianship skills are developed.

Students get the opportunity to perform, event manage, produce their own radio programmes to be broadcast on South East Radio and also have the opportunity to record and develop their sound engineering skills in our state of the art recording studio.

What will you Study?

Music Performance 5N1301
Sound Engineering and Production 5N1900
Music Theory and Practice 5N1849
Radio Programming and Production
Music Industry Studies 5N1458
Communications 5N0690
Event Production 5N1374
Work Experience 5N1356
Vocal Performance
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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EPAMX 5M2011

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