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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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LY127
Business - Marketing

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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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3 Years
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This course offers a general business focus and the development of foundational business competencies for the first two years. Second year also provides the opportunity for studying abroad in Europe or America (Boston) at one of our partner institutions for one semester.

Many of our partner institutions in Europe provide their lectures in English. In the third year of the programme the focus is twofold: firstly, towards developing advanced business competencies specialising in the field of marketing and secondly supporting the transition to the workplace and employment. The final year includes the development of personal and professional employment skills and gives an opportunity to choose between three applied learning options which further support building the connection with real world learning.

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LY127 - Business - Marketing
Letterkenny IT

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LY127 - Business - Marketing
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B20001 or 5N1348 or C20139 or 5N1833 or LC Maths

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This degree gives you a wide variety of career choices and a special advantage with marketing roles.  All kinds of organisations, at home and abroad, such as banks, local and central government, public agencies, small enterprises and large corporations need strong business graduates.  Roles include: 

  • Marketing executive working in a company’s marketing department, a marketing agency or a consultancy.
  • Advertising / Public relations executive
  • Market researcher – desk and field research with polls and surveys
  • General business manager in a small company – with a wide range of sales and marketing responsibilities.



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