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Media – Media & Broadcasting Diploma (ND) Level 5

Course Code: MND

Duration: 1 Year

A 1-year introduction to broadcasting & media production with skills in Radio, Television & Journalism, delivered in state-of-the-art Radio and TV Studios.

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This one year course introduces students to the Media industry with a strong emphasis on the practical skills needed to work in Media and Broadcasting including Radio, Television, Online and Print Journalism. All aspects of this dynamic course are integrated and assessed through individual and group assignments and projects in the college’s state-of-the-art Radio and Television Studios.

Many students progress from this Media Diploma Course on to HND courses in BCFE or further studies elsewhere.


  • Presentation Techniques for Broadcasting
  • Working Freelance in the Creative Media Sector
  • Single Camera Techniques for Television
  • Music-Based Radio Programming, Commercial Production for Radio
  • Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Factual Writing for Print
  • Communication Skills for Creative Media Production
  • Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Understanding the Creative Media Sector
  • Creative Media Production Management Project
  • Working to a Brief in the Creative Media Industries
  • Web Authoring
  • Work Experience


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Five O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI level 4 Certificate. Applicants should bring relevant work to the interview. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).


Diploma in Creative Media Production. 120 Credit QCF .

A National Diploma is recognised by the QQI as being comparable to NFQ Level 5 Certificate. The Higher National Diploma is a BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) qualification awarded by the UK awarding body Pearson. and is not, at present, placed on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

QQI Comparability Statement – National Diploma


Graduates with a BTEC National Diploma are qualified to enter 1st year of degree courses in the UK system and may also progress to Higher National Diploma courses in BCFE (merit profile required). Suitable courses include:

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