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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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CW107
Analytical and Forensic Science

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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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Analytical chemists investigate the chemical nature of substances to identify and understand how they behave in different conditions. In the pharmaceutical industry, for example, analytical chemists are involved throughout the drug development process to help determine the quality and stability of drug products. This three-year programme is designed to produce graduates with expertise in modern analytical science and its applications in industry.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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This degree programme offers excellent career prospects in a range of industrial and public laboratories, particularly in the Pharmaceutical sector. Analytical scientists make essential contributions to fields as diverse as: drug formulation and development; chemical or forensic analysis; process development; product validation; quality control; toxicology; environmental analysis and food analysis. Since analytical science has a universal language, graduates have the opportunity to travel and work abroad.



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