Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lydia Peppard

Care Assistant

Health Service Executive

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  Lydia Peppard
The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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St. Patricks College, Maynooth

St. Patricks College, Maynooth


St. Patrick's College, Maynooth 
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St Patrick’s College, Maynooth opened its doors as an educational institution in 1795 and, over the intervening two centuries, it has established for itself an impressive reputation for scholarship and learning.

Today, as a Pontifical University, the College specialises in the study of theology and philosophy and related areas. As a student, you will be a member of a friendly community at a beautiful location, dedicated to your flourishing in your chosen subjects and in university life, while sharing in the resources of Maynooth University, one of the leading young universities in Ireland and Great Britain.

The Pontifical University has close links with National University of Ireland, Maynooth. The two universities share the same campus and cooperate in a number of important academic programmes. The campus is also the seat of the National Seminary.

Today, Maynooth preserves much of its rural ambience and provides easy access to large tracts of peaceful countryside. At the same time, it is within easy reach of Dublin and is close to the high-technology industrial parks on the western edge of the city. It is home to a vibrant local community and offers students and others abundant opportunities to enjoy a busy and varied social life.

The south campus itself is beautiful with its elegant neo-gothic and Georgian architecture, while on the north campus the buildings are more modern and contemporary. The campus is also teeming with wild life; here you will find grey squirrels, rabbits and hares in abundance. On occasion, unusual birds such as hawks and kestrels have been observed. It is hard to imagine that this haven of tranquillity is so close to the capital of Ireland.

QQI / FET Admission Information available here.

Along with our Undergraduate Degree porgrammes, which include the BA in Theology & Arts (BATh) and BA in Theology (BTh), the following postgraduate courses are offered:

Diploma / Higher Diploma Courses

Postgraduate Degree Programmes 

Courses in Canon Law

Courses in Philosophy:

Part-Time Courses