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Richard Storey

Shift Manager

McDonald's

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  Richard Storey

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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Media Production & Photography

Course Code(s):  5M0528
QQI Award Code:  5M0528 Media Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Carlow Institute of Further Education

Carlow Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M0528
QQI Award Code 5M0528 Media Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one-year full-time course aims to equip students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the media in areas such as film, journalism, photography, TV & Video.

What will you Study?

Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Digital Photography 5N1270
Media Analysis 5N1298
Work Experience 5N1356
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Communications 5N0690
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Legal Studies
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)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
5M0528

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Public Relations Officer / Press Officer   Advertising Account Manager  
Advertising Copywriter   Packaging Designer  
Architect - Conservation   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Costume Designer   Sculptor  
Potter / Ceramicist   Artist  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Textile Designer  
Industrial Designer   Illustrator  
Screen Printer   Typographer  
Digital Media Designer   Arts Administrator  
Photographer   Interior Architect / Designer  
Film/Video Tape Editor   Dressmaker  
Creative Director   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Fashion Designer   Architect  
Animator   Graphic Designer  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Musical Instrument Technician  
Modelmaker   Glassmaker  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Instrument Craftsperson  
Teacher - Art and Design    Web/Scrum Master  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Producer  
Multimedia Writer   Screenwriter  
Director - TV/Film   Fashion Stylist  
Originator   Desktop Publisher  
Broadcasting Researcher   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Technical Writer   Writer  
Journalist / Reporter   Literary agent  
Editor - Publishing   Television/Radio Presenter  
Copy Editor   Journalist - Radio/Television  
Broadcasting - Presenter   Interpreter  
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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
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

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Grades Recieved:

source: QQI