Advanced Certificate in TV and Digital Film Production


One Year Full-time


Level 6 QQI Award Film and Television Production (6M18534)

Course Aims

This course is an excellent upskilling and portfolio course for learners who wish to progress to either media or TV/ film degrees or employment. Learners gain highly practical skills in a range of techniques used in today’s TV and digital film industry. Areas covered include: drama, documentary news packages and single camera interviews. Graduates have received offers of direct entry to second year in the BA in Film and TV in IADT and offers of both second and third year advanced entry in the BA in Film Broadcasting in DKIT.

Course Requirements

One of the following: 
• Relevant Level 5 QQI Award
• Degree Graduates
• Mature applicants with relevant experience are welcome

Course Modules

• Documentary Production
• Scriptwriting for Film and Television Drama
• Editing Practice and Techniques
• Film and Digital Video Production
• Research and Reporting for Digital Media
• Television and Video Studio Production
• Personal and Professional Development
• Communications

Special Features

This is a practical course where the learner will develop a personal portfolio of work structured and produced to Television and Video industry standards. Learners will use professional digital cameras, editing techniques and practice using Avid Media Composer software. The course includes field reporting techniques with group trips to record material for news packages. Past trips have included: Commissioner of Irish Lights, IMMA, The DLR Lexicon and Eirtakon.

Additional Information

Learners will have an extensive portfolio from their course work in Television and Film, Scriptwriting. This portfolio may be used for application to IADT and other Higher Education Institutes.


Progression Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at both Universities and Institutes of Technology.


Due to ongoing developments in QQI, award names and content are subject to change.

Higher Education Links Scheme 

BA in Film and Television Production (DK864)
National University of Ireland Maynooth
BA in Film Broadcasting (DT504)
Dublin Institute of Technology
BA in Creative Digital Media (TA022)
Institute of Technology Tallaght
BA in Film and Television Production (DL834)
Advanced entry into 2nd Year
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
BA in TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting (TL802)
Advanced entry into 2nd Year
Institute of Technology Tralee
For details of the above and all other progression routes to the Institutes of Technology and the Universities visit and or contact the Admissions Office of the relevant Higher Education Institution.

Career Paths

Most graduates opt to advance to further studies, while others have gained direct employment with media broadcasters, film and TV companies and web content related employment.