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|►||Where to find Professional Advice|
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 Karl Curran from Insurance to give some advice for people considering this job:
|I would highly recommend this job but I’d say to start taking insurance exams as soon as possible and get them done while you’re young.
I’d also recommend talking to as many people in the industry to see what area of insurance you want to go into i.e. Insurer, Broker, Loss Adjuster etc. – they’re very different!
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|►||The Irish Education System|
|►||School & College Education|
|►||Government Upskilling Initiatives|
|►||Guide to Studying Abroad|
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|University of Limerick|
|Blackrock Further Education Institute|
|Saturday 10 December|
|The Lir Academy - Open Day|
|Monday 12 December|
|Ballyfermot College of Further Education - Applications Open 12th December|
|Wednesday 4 January|
|Royal College of Surgeons - School Leavers Open Day|
|Friday 13 January|
|Liberties College - Open Day|
|Saturday 14 January|
|Mary Immaculate College - Open Day|
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|►||The Changing World of Work|
|►||Career Stories from around Ireland|
|►||Types of Employment|
|►||Changing Career Direction|
|►||Starting Your Own Business|
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.
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.
This programme will provide you with the skills to launch a career as a professional in the health, fitness and leisure sectors. It involves the study of six major subject areas, five of which are common to all students: Exercise Science, Health Studies, Activity Leadership, Physical Education and Professional Practice. For the sixth subject area, students study either ‘Education in Aquatics’ or ‘Outdoor and Experiential Learning’.
At the end of second year, students enter the Physical Education, Adapted Physical Activity or General Health and Leisure streams which allows students to begin specialise in specific topics in third year or continue to take the general health and leisure programme. There is also a 12-week work placement in third year, which can be completed with a local, national or international service provider.
The programme consists of an equal mixture of applied, active, often externally-certified leadership training programmes and the theoretical foundations underpinning each subject area. Students also develop their communication, presentation, social, pedagogical and research skills. The programme engages significantly with local and regional communities to ensure core skills are developed in realistic settings.
Students will have one major elective (aquatics or outdoor education) throughout their studies and apply to pursue specialist streams (wellness, adapted physical activity, physical education, sports development and fitness professional) from third year. Specialist streams are each supplemented with a one-year add-on Level 8 programme.
Most students follow a common programme for the first three years. At the end of year 2, a number of the students can choose to apply to enter the Physical Education or Adapted Physical Activity specialisms as these major specialisms require two years to complete (year 3 and add on year 4). A significant block practice placement in year 3 (12 weeks), completed in a local, national or international Service provider forms part of this Bachelor of Science Ordinary Degree programme in Health and Leisure.
|TL771 - Health and Leisure
|TL771 - Health and Leisure
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|To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
Graduates enjoy a rich variety of employment opportunities. They work in health and leisure centres, in health promotion units, in spa/ wellness centres, in coaching and team sport settings, in performance training, exercise programming, hotels, mainstream and specialneeds schools, community centres, disability service providers, clinical settings, in the private/entrepreneurial area, in local sports partnerships and governing bodies of sport, in swimming pools and in the great outdoors.
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