Journalism and Podcasting

Listen to CDCFE Radio featuring the journalism students here:
L-R Journalism Graduate Julieanne Doyle pictured with Press Council of Ireland Chairman Rory Montgomery and Laura Klepeisz of DCU after winning a bursary award for her article about the HAP scheme.


Award Title: Certificate in Media Production QQI Level 5 (5M18518) – 1 Year

Have you always dreamed of having your own podcast? Do you have a story to tell?

This new and exciting Journalism and Podcasting course aims to empower students to produce creative stories in a way that informs, educates and entertains.

This one-year course will develop journalism industry skills for use in a multi-platform environment. Students will learn various ways of storytelling including podcasting, radio, video, print, and online publication.

Students on this course will be prepared for a career in multi-media journalism, learning key skills such as research, content creation and podcast production.

Course Content

  • Podcast Production
  • Digital Editing
  • Photography
  • Digital Video Processing & Production
  • Writing Skills for Journalism
  • Media Analysis
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Check out this link to listen to some of our students’ work

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Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent is preferable. Mature students are welcome to apply.


Certificate in Media Production QQI Level 5 (5M18518)


Graduates can progress to Journalism & New Media QQI level 6 at CDCFE, or to a range of national courses through the QQI/CAO system


One year

Course Charges


Applicants in receipt of a Social Welfare payment will keep their payment whilst studying on the course under the Back to Education Allowance scheme.

Check out former CDCFE journalism student RTE newsreader Ray Kennedy chatting to media/journalism student Laura Byrne.