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  Orla Gallagher
If considering a job in this field I think its best to have a therapy background or a caring background. Be prepared to work hard, it takes alot of effort to help create the perfect environment for others to relax in. Work well with others and help your collegues it makes for a friendly workplace and you never know when you will need their assistance. An interest in sales and marketing would also be avantageous, as you must be competitive with other spa's offerings.
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CK106
Applied Psychology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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Psychology is the scientific study of thought, emotion and behaviour. Psychologists examine the various aspects of human experience, such as human emotions, thoughts and actions. They apply their knowledge and skills in clinical, counselling, educational, organisational and academic settings.

This course entitles students to student membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland while they are studying and to graduate membership when they have successfully completed their studies.


 
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services

Essential Module Requirements:

Must have distinctions in 4 modules in the FETACQQI level 5/6 qualification which must include:
G20001 or 5N0690
C20139 or 5N1833 or B20029 or 5N2066

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5N2746
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May lead to careers as Clinical psychologists, research and teaching; work in community care organisations; Educational psychologists, Occupational psychologists in management, personnel, training, selection and careers services; Forensic (criminology).



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