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We asked Lisa Berry from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lisa Berry

Restaurant Manager

McDonald's

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  Lisa Berry

My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.

I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.

You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.

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Journalism

Course Code(s):  5M2464
QQI Award Code:  5M2464 Journalism
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2464
QQI Award Code 5M2464 Journalism
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

With technology playing an ever-greater role in journalism and the wider media industry, this course aims to provide students with the practical knowledge to aid their progression to higher education while instilling core communications skills to enhance their employment prospects in journalistic and broader fields.

In the process of introducing students to the area of print, broadcast and online journalism, particular emphasis is placed on the traditional qualities of writing, research, initiative and attention to detail. Students are also given instruction on the use of industry-standard software such as Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Premiere, Audition and Dreamweaver.

What will you Study?

News Writing
Feature Writing
Online Journalism
Subediting
Newspaper Layout and Design
Radio and Sound Production
TV and Video Production
Media Analysis 5N1298
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