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Marie Kinsella-White

Operations Consultant

McDonald's

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  Marie Kinsella-White
The job that I do is highly specialised and the skills that I am required to have to do my job can only be acquired in our restaurant. However, by taking a job in McDonald's you are opening a career path to use those skills anywhere - the skills you acquire are very transferable. It doesn’t matter where you start, the opportunities are there.
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WD019
Recreation and Sports Management

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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210

2016 Points

210

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Sports management involves the management of sports, leisure, and exercise facilities.

This course covers three main areas; management and business, the scientific studies of physical fitness, and practical experience in sports, games, and coaching.


 
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WD019 - Recreation and Sports Management
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WD019 - Recreation and Sports Management
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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Graduates enter careers in the leisure industry in local authorities, youth and community service, community sports centres, private commercial and industrial firms, also some work as coaches in sports complexes and schools. Follow on Level 8 Degree available.



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