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 Mary Ita Heffernan from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Mary Ita Heffernan

Social Worker

Health Service Executive

Read more

  Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

Close

Social?
Social 
The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image
 0

CW037
Business - Options: Business, Digital Marketing (Wexford)

Ed Zone

Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

Employment Opportunities
Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....
180

2016 Points

180

Change
-15
Return to List
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

Business touches on almost every aspect of modern human society and careers in business are diverse and often highly paid. At undergraduate level students can gain a foundation in many aspects of the business world, before choosing a specialisation. Digital marketing is an increasingly important specialism effecting most areas of business such as: sales, marketing, PR, publishing and customer engagement.

Course Details header image

The first two years of this course will be common - at year three students will choose between the Business and the Digital Marketing options.


From College Website...
Go...
CW037 - Business - Options: Business, Digital Marketing (Wexford)
IT Carlow

From Qualifax...
Go...
CW037 - Business - Options: Business, Digital Marketing (Wexford)
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Entry Requirementsheader image

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.

QQI FET/FETAC Links header image


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.

View Courses

Essential Module Requirements:
None

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

Career Progression header image

Graduates of the business stream are qualified for a wide range of business roles including management, marketing and financial services, administration, retail management and business computing. Graduates of the digital marketing stream will have the necessary knowledge and skills to work in businesses with the added value of specialised digital marketing skills and knowledge.



Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Event Management Dundalk IT 
Digital Marketing, Communication and Public Relations Dundalk IT 
Marketing Dundalk IT 
Digital Marketing (Wexford) IT Carlow 
Digital Marketing Athlone IT 
Human Resource Management IT Carlow 
International Business IT Carlow 
Supply Chain Management IT Carlow 
Marketing IT Carlow 
Business - Common Entry IT Carlow 
Business Athlone IT 
Business Psychology Athlone IT 
Business Computing Athlone IT 
Business (Sport and Recreation) Athlone IT 
Business Athlone IT 
Business - Options: Business, Digital Marketing (Wexford) IT Carlow 
Business with Law IT Carlow 
Business IT Carlow 
Business and Management Dundalk IT 
Business and Technology Dundalk IT 
Business Administration IT Carlow 
Arts - Business (Marketing) Maynooth University 
Arts - Business (International) Maynooth University 
Business (Common Entry Wexford) IT Carlow 
Entrepreneurship Maynooth University 
Business (Wexford) IT Carlow 
Arts - Business (Management) Maynooth University 
Business with Law IT Carlow 
Business Dundalk IT 
Business Studies IT Carlow 
Business Studies (Wexford) IT Carlow 
Business Management IT Carlow 
Business Dundalk IT 
Business Maynooth University 
Business Information Systems Dublin Business School 
Computing for Business Athlone IT - AIT 
Computing Systems Management IT Carlow 
Arts - Economics Maynooth University 
Finance / International Finance and Economics Maynooth University 
Hotel and Leisure Management Athlone IT 
Bar Supervision Athlone IT 
Hospitality Management Dundalk IT 
Business and Law Athlone IT 
Business in Equine Athlone IT 
Equine Business Maynooth University 
Business and Accounting Maynooth University 


Download our
CAOCalc
Points Calculator
and Course Search App pointsCalcImage
Download CAOCalc on the app store Download CAOCalc+ on the google paly store

CAO Toolbox

17
Course Search Wizard Course Search Wizard 
Simple Search Simple Search 
Course Matching (login rqrd) Course Matching (login rqrd) 
New Courses New Courses 
Restricted Courses Restricted Courses 
Points Calculator Points Calculator 
CAO Course Worksheet CAO Course Worksheet 
Alert Lists Alert Lists 
CAO Handbook CAO Handbook 
CAO Website CAO Website 
CAO Video Guide CAO Video Guide 
CAO and STEM Careers CAO and STEM Careers 
Key Dates 2016-17 Key Dates 2016-17 
Access to College - HEAR Access to College - HEAR 
Access to College - DARE Access to College - DARE 
CAO - Application Trends CAO - Application Trends 
Course Choice Checklist (pdf) Course Choice Checklist (pdf) 

Career Guidance


Career Sectors
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...

Business Organisation & Business Management
Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

Career Suggestions
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.

Accountant
Bank / Financial Manager
Business Analyst
Business Consultant
Chartered Secretary
Data Steward / Data Manager
Front Office Junior Manager
Management Accountant
Payroll Manager
Taxation Consultant
Travel Agency Manager
Advertising / PR manager
Advertising Account Manager
Advertising Art Director
Advertising Media Buyer
Advertising Media Planner
Advertising Media Salesperson
Area Sales Manager
Brand Manager - Marketing
Builders' Merchant
Business Adviser
Company Secretary
Digital Marketing Executive
Direct Marketing Manager
Distribution Manager
Events and Promotions Manager
Financial Adviser
Financial Trader
Hotel - General Manager
Industrial Relations Officer
Information Systems Manager
IT Consultant
Management Associate
Management Consultant
Manager - General
Managing Director
Marketing Adviser
Marketing Executive
Media Buyer
Media Sales Executive
Music Manager
PR / Public Affairs Consultant / Lobbyist
Procurement Officer / Buyer
Product Marketing Manager
Project Manager
Public Relations Officer / Press Officer
Recruitment Consultant
Recruitment Team Leader
Retail Manager
School Principal