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.

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If it is possible to get some work experience during the summer holidays or weekends, it would be great. Find out if there are any positions (voluntary or otherwise) available in your local IT or University. Get involved in a hobby such as model making, this would be very helpful as it would help with dexterity & impart an understanding of the ways in which different materials interact when assembled together.
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GC340
Computing

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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.

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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.

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2 Years
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On this course, you’ll cover the full range of software development topics. You will have an opportunity to use what you learn by developing software systems by yourself and as part of a team.

 

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GC340 - Computing
Griffith College. Limerick

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GC340 - Computing
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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When you graduate with this Level 6 qualification, you’ll be ready to succeed as part of a business software development team or in the management of IT departments.

You will be able to select and apply the appropriate techniques to specific development projects and identify a wide range of techniques for software development.

 



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