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#IFTNTraining: National Digital Skills Centre Tralee, County Kerry
16 Dec 2016 : Laura Brennan
Digital Skills Training has been delivered by Kerry ETB across three training units in its National Digital Skills Centre since 1987. Yearlong practical skills courses in Media Production are available in TV & Video production, Digital Media Production and Radio Broadcasting.

Together the programmes are considered the market leader in practical digital skills based training, utilising the latest and most up to date technology.

IFTN run through a selection of courses relevant to the TV, Film, Music & Animation industries that are currently offered by the National Digital Skills Centre Tralee, County Kerry

Digital Media Production Course

This Digital Media Production course will provide you with the opportunity to learn and develop

real-world production skills in a broad range of media disciplines.

The content of the course covers design, digital imaging, photography, sound, video, digital publishing and media project management.

The emphasis is always on project-led, hands-on practical training. While you will learn the theoretical elements of media production in a classroom environment, the majority of your time will be spent developing practical skills while undertaking an extensive range of project work. You will often work as part of a production team and regularly produce media content to a deadline for real-world clients.

Undertaking these media projects will also allow you build an extensive portfolio of work. As this body of work develops, it becomes compelling evidence of your abilities and practical skills and proves hugely valuable when looking for work.

Today’s world is a digital world, in which every individual, company and organisation has an increasing need to generate compelling media content to enable them to engage across a variety of digital platforms.

This course will provide you with the skills that you need to generate this content professionally. These skills and abilities will in turn present you with a variety of opportunities and career path choices.


● Induction & Safety

● Graphic Design

● Digital Photography

● Digital Image Manipulation

● Digital Video Production

● Digital Sound

● Digital Publishing

● Communications

● Practical Project Work

● Career Planning & Job Seeking Skills

● In-Company Placement


Certification: City & Guilds | L3 Diploma | Digital Media Production

Location: Kerry ETB Training Centre, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Duration: 52 weeks

Allowances: Training allowances payable, where applicable

Start Date: September 2017

Applications: To apply contact the Kerry ETB Training Centre, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Tel: Linda: 066-7149638

KETBTC: 066 7149600

Ref Code: TRY 18 or email: training@kerryetbtrainingcentre.ie


Broadcast / TV Production Skills

This course has been designed to provide the audio visual industries with personnel who are skilled in Television, Digital Cinema & new generation platform production techniques. The aim of the course is to provide learners with real life projects in which they can hone their practical skills and enhance their related knowledge in research, client negations, script writing, location and studio work, editing and media distribution while developing their attitudes with a view to obtaining employment in the Television & Digital Cinema industries.

The course is structured into the three phases of production:

● Pre-Production : Budgeting, Planning, logistics, Script writing etc

● Production : Single/Multi Location/Studio Camera operations, Audio, Grip etc

● Post-Production : Editing, Grading, Motion Graphics, Visual FX, Distribution etc

Certification: City & Guilds | Additional Industry Certification

Location: The National Digital Skills Centre, Kerry ETB Training Centre, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Duration: 52 weeks

Allowances: Training allowances payable, where applicable

Start Date: Summer 2017

Applications: To apply contact the The National Digital Skills Centre, (Kerry ETB Training Centre),Tralee, Co. Kerry

Phone: Linda 066-7149638 or KETBTC 066 7149600 or email: training@kerryetbtrainingcentre.ie

Ref Code: TRY 20


Radio Broadcasting

An industry-led, multi-award winning radio broadcasting skills course based in Tralee, County Kerry. Trainees gain the key practical skills and experience needed to work in the radio industry and wider media sector.

The course is the only full time radio broadcast training course in Ireland delivered in partnership with a commercial radio station and the only course to win 6 PPI National Radio awards.

Beyond broadcast radio, we study the connected worlds of digital storytelling and mobile journalism. Successful candidates receive 50 weeks practical skills training and up to 12 weeks in-company experience.

Former trainees work at the BBC, RTE, Communicorp, UTV Radio, Independent News & Media,

Thomas Crosbie Holdings, Maximum Media, the Independent Local Radio sector and a host of other online and media production companies. Former radio graduates have received over 30 PPI radio awards to date.


What you’ll study:

● Creative: Audiences, Ideas, Research & Development.

● Audio: Equipment, Recording, Editing & Production.

● Principles of Storytelling.

● Journalism: News, Sport, Documentary.

● Mobile Journalism

● New Media – podcasting, blogging, social

● Copywriting & Radio Commercials

● Developing your Voice & Voiceover.

● Producing Radio Programmes

● Live Radio Presentation

● Job Seeking & Career Building Skills

Certification: City & Guilds | Level 3 Diploma in Radio Production

Location: The National Digital Skills Centre & Radio Kerry

Duration: 50 weeks

Allowances: Training allowances payable, where applicable

Start Date: 16 October 2017

Applications: The National Digital Skills Centre, (Kerry ETB Training Centre) , Tralee, Co. Kerry

Phone: Linda 066-7149638 or KETBTC 066 7149600 or email: training@kerryetbtrainingcentre.ie

Ref Code: ET 283



The National Digital Skills Centre has very strong links with industry by providing them with trainees who have a high level of personal and skills competency and understands the language of the business.

The National Digital Skills Centre provides Screen Training Ireland (IFB) with knowledge and expertise in the organization and running of a variety of industry workshops.

The real-world production training gives trainees an opportunity to develop their professional and interpersonal skills. This approach has been the successful blueprint, which we have found gives our trainees the complete production training experience. One of the strengths of the course is the trainee/equipment ratio.

If you are interested in a career in TV/Video Production Digital Media Production, Radio Broadcasting, obtaining practical skills and securing an internationally recognised qualification, for an application form please contact below:

Lynda O Donnell

The National Digital Skills Centre (Kerry ETB Training Centre)

+353 (0) 66 7126444

Email: training@kerryetbtrainingcentre.ie

For more information on all the courses offered see their website http://www.digitalskillscentre.com/

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