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Orla Gallagher

Spa Manager

Failte Ireland

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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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TA215
Energy and Environmental Engineering

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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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This course prepares students to work in the energy field by exposing them to the fundamental concepts of energy sources, generation, distribution, consumption and optimisation. Building on these fundamentals students study more specialised topics such as Green Technologies where wind, wave, solar and geothermal energies are harnessed as an alternative to fossil fuel technologies.

In addition to energy technologies you will study national and international energy markets and how they relate to energy production, consumption and optimisation. In years 3 and 4 students complete projects that will provide them with the opportunity to develop their time and project management skills and to showcase their talents


 
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TA215 - Energy and Environmental Engineering
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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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Essential Module Requirements:
C20174 or C20175 or C20139 or 5N1833 or 6N3395 or OD1 in LCE Maths

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The role of graduates from this programme can be generally defined as being involved in the application of techniques and procedures to the solution of practical problems in the energy and environmental sector. Graduates will be undertake roles in the workplace as energy system designers, developers, operators, auditors or consultants. 

Graduates will carry a measure of supervisory and technical responsibility and will be competent to exercise creative aptitude and skills within the defined field of technology.  They will be able to contribute to the design, development, commissioning, operation and maintenance of products, equipment, processes and services associated with the energy and environmental areas.  Graduates from this programme will be able to undertake roles in the workplace as energy system designers, energy system auditors or consultants as well as system developers and operators.

 



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