The National Digital Skills Centre – Broadcast Production Skills

The Broadcast Prodcuction Skills course, formally TV and Video Production, based in the National Digital Skills Centre, Tralee and running since 1987, is the market leader in practical skills based training, utilising up to date, state of the art technology from Apple, Adobe, AVID, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, RED and many other industry vendors.

The course from the start has been unique in its approach to training by developing a “Training through Production” attitude. It could be described as a production unit that trains rather than the opposite. This training course is one of the best hands on technical skills training programmes in the country. Course participants are exposed to a variety of industry standard equipment over a period of 1 year. They work with real clients, real deadlines and sample all of the phases of production. This approach provides hands on practical skills not normally available in a learning environment. Project work is the backbone of the skills training; this is achieved by the targeting of client groups such as small charities, community groups, start-up businesses, NGOs etc.

Work experience is another crucial factor of increasing participants’ employability, the TV & Video unit in Tralee has very strong links with the industry by proving them with trainees who have a high level of personal and skills competency and understands the language of the business. Over the past quarter of a century the graduates have been placed in a variety of TV & Film companies including RTÉ, TV3, TG4, BBC, Setanta, Open Eye, Another Avenue, Coco TV, Element Pictures, EO Teilifis, EGG Post Production, Like it love it Productions, Tangerine Post Production & Vision Independent Productions. With the launching of the internships scheme by the Government it has proven to be an ideal platform for the graduates from the TV & Video course to develop their skills and benefit the company providing the internship for a period of up to 9 months. More information for employers is available on

One of the strengths of the course is the trainee/equipment ratio, the 18 participants are split into 6 crews each having access to their own full production and post-production resources.

The real-world production training gives trainees an opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills which are crucial to sustained employment.  This approach has been the successful blueprint, which gives the trainees the complete production training experience.

The Tralee centre has collaborated with Screen Training Ireland on various industry workshops including RED & Arri Alexa camera workshops.   Other courses available include the following,

  • Interactive Media – TR 35
  • Radio – Media techniques – ET 283

For Further information please contact The National Digital Skills Centre or Kerry Training Centre.

T: +66 7649600

E: or for specific information on the course