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 Nicola O'Higgins from Bord Iascaigh Mhara to give some advice for people considering this job:


Nicola O'Higgins


Bord Iascaigh Mhara

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  Nicola O'Higgins
You need to work with people in the industry as knowledge is everything  - where to buy, who from, when etc. Health and safety courses and a pleasant manner and drive are also important.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Grange Community College

Grange Community College

Grange Community College 
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Grange Community College has provided Post Leaving Certificate courses since 1981. We operate a student centred educational facility based on respect for individuals and a realisation that people learn in different ways. Our teachers are highly qualified dedicated professionals who encourage students to engage in their own learning process thus promoting a sense of empowerment and personal achievement.

Our courses are offered on both full-time and part-time basis, designed to accommodate the various lifestyles of our students. Our student body is diverse; it is comprised of people who are building a foundation for their future careers. Some people are availing of in-career development while others participate purely for personal enjoyment.

For students who wish to progress, Grange Community College promotes further education progression routes and/or entry into the world of work with industry relevant qualifications.

We also offer part-time level 5 major award courses:

We also offer fulltime QQI Level 6 Courses on a modular basis in both Beauty and Childcare

  • Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007)
  • Beauty Therapies (6M34579)

New free part time further Education courses starting the end of November 2015. Courses in:

  • Returning to the world of learning
  • Health Service Skills
  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Computer Systems, Maths for STEM and Gaming

For further information on this courses please go to link New Fe Courses or alternatively please feel free to contact us:

Phone: 01-8471422


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I hope you will find a course to suilt you, full-time or part-time. If you have any queries please have no hesitation in contacting the College.

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