The Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) was designed to provide unemployed adults the opportunity to return to full-time education while retaining their social welfare entitlements. VTOS Ballinrobe provides further education & training in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where the needs of the student are paramount. Our goal is to equip learners with both the confidence and technical experience to pursue their career of choice. Our 1-2 year full-time QQI accredited courses lead directly to employment and/or to progress to a number of further education or third level colleges with confidence and competence. Our professional and supportive team is ready to help you to achieve your goals.
On successful completion of the QQI Level 5 award in Media Studies (Creative Media) learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to work under supervision in one of the following broad range of roles – as an assistant in Television, Film, Advertising, Publishing, Photo Imaging industries or to progress to further and or higher education and training.
The successful completion of the QQI Level 5 award in Media Studies (Creative Media) will enable applicants to work under supervision in a variety of creative media industries. Students can also progress to more specialised creative media courses at further/higher education/degree level. All students will also complete 60 hours in a work experience placement as part of their studies on this course.
No formal qualifications are required. However, applicants must demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course.
The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to recognised certification. Throughout this course participants will:
The Digital Marketing module will introduce students to the core competencies required to develop and execute digital marketing strategies and activities using a range of e-tools within a range of digital marketing contexts. It will provide a detailed understanding of what digital marketing is, major trends and important concepts such as:
This module provides the communication skills needed to work on frontline customer relations. It examines:
Learn to use the internet effectively in a secure and confidential manner in a range of personal and work contexts. for communication, research, collaboration, e-Commerce and web authoring.
Develop the skills and competence to plan, develop, assess and manage the advertising element within an overall marketing campaign.
Be able to visualise and plan all the stages involved in the production and manipulation of digital images. Students will learn the key techniques of image processing and how to use a range of computer hardware and software, configured for image processing purposes.
In this module students will be equipped with the knowledge, skill and competence to identify successful media practices using the theoretical framework that underpins practical media work.
The purpose of this module is to develop the skills required to reproduce professional standard images. The student will acquire a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of digital photographic production. They will also develop practical, critical and creative skills in the production of digital photographic images.
Students will develop career planning skills such as:
Successful completion of the course will enable students to seek work or access progression routes in the following areas in third-level colleges:
Graduates may gain entry to third level institutes and colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.
The following are the most relevant courses:
The Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) is designed to prepare you for employment, whether you are changing direction or just starting out. VTOS Ballinrobe offers full-time courses that will help you develop in-demand and practical skills in business, Computer Applications, IT and Creative Media.
The practical and supportive approach to our course delivery makes VTOS the ideal training path for anyone wishing to up-skill for a new job, enter the workforce for the first time or progress to further/higher education.