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 Lisa Kelly from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lisa Kelly

Speech and Language

Health Service Executive

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  Lisa Kelly

Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

Research the career thoroughly and arrange to speak with a speech and language therapist to discuss the job further.

Think about the personal characteristics mentioned below that are important for the job and think about whether you possess these characteristics

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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Senior College Dun Laoghaire (SCD) has relocated to Blackrock and rebranded as Blackrock Further Education Institute (BFEI)

We are pleased to announce that after many years of planning, construction has been completed, in Blackrock village, of a new state-of-the-art building for Senior College Dun Laoghaire.   

Graduates enjoy professional qualifications certified and accredited by nationally and internationally recognised examining and professional bodies.

BFEI is one of Ireland’s largest Further Education Colleges with a current enrolment of 870 full time students and 200 part time students. BFEI offers an excellent range of professional career courses in Business, Community and Emergency Care, Information Technology, Design, Beauty & Complementary Therapies and Theatrical Media Make Up. Graduates enjoy professional qualifications certified and accredited by nationally and internationally recognised examining and professional bodies.