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If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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Creative Media - Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M5159 8MMP
QQI Award Code:  6M5159 Film and Television Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5159 8MMP
QQI Award Code 6M5159 Film and Television Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one-year course has been specifically designed to prepare students for employment in the Multimedia Technology Industry or students may progress to higher education. Employment in this sector has seen rapid growth over the past number of years and will continue to grow in the near future.

What will you Study?

Multimedia Technology
Multimedia Sound
Multimedia Project Development
Web Authoring
Digital Video Processing and Production
Programming Language for Multimedia
Editing Practice and Techniques
Film and Digital Video
Digital Imaging
Communications for Multimedia
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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6M5159

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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.
Media & Publishing
Art, Craft & Design
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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