Traineeship in TV & Film Production

Applicants who are currently in receipt of a Social Welfare payment may continue to receive that payment for the duration of the course.

Course Structure

The course will be a blend of in person college classes combined with a work placement with a partner media company.

Start Date: September 2024

Completion Date: May 2025

Course Content

QQI Level 6:

  • Television Studio Production
  • Editing Practice and Techniques
  • Radio Documentary Production
  • Film and Television Camera and Lighting
  • Work Practices

Workshops in the following disciplines will also be offered:

  • Digital Marketing
  • TV and Film Production Management
  • Industry Standards Certification

Why Should You Apply?

This course will give you the opportunity to gain work placement with major media companies in Ireland and train in technical media production skills. It is a fully funded training programme which includes software, equipment, guest speakers, industry certification and excursions. Work and Train with likeminded media professionals in an exciting environment while gaining the skills to enable you to work in the TV & Film industry.


There are no fees for Traineeship courses. You could be entitled to Travel or a Meal Allowance. If you are on a Department of Social Welfare payment you may be able to continue to receive your payments, you should check with your DSP officer.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should ideally have previous media experience or a QQI L5 or equivalent qualification in relevant area.

Applicants will be called for interview and should present a portfolio of media related work. For example, short videos, TikToks, Social media content, photographs, scripts etc.

Applicants must have a willingness to learn on the job and ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Applicants whose first language is not English may be asked to complete an English proficiency test prior to acceptance.

For more information, please contact the Course Director, Ray Coleman at

IFTA winning Director Frank Berry interviewed by Director Leticia Agudo at CDCFE

How to Apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ at the top of this page, then ‘Apply Online’.
Click on the pulldown menu for Department Choice 1 and choose ‘Traineeships’
Then click on the pulldown menu for Course Choice 1 and Select TV & Film Production Traineeship (Media)

Alternatively, please email

Applicants outside of the EU must hold a Stamp 4 letter in order to be eligible to apply for the programme.

Course Content and structure are subject to change and adequate numbers enrolled.


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