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We asked Orla Gallagher from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

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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SG243
Social Care Practice

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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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4 Years
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This course aims to provide learners with the skills to work caring for children and young people, developing a genuinely inclusive multicultural society, responding to ageing populations and addressing issues related to addiction, unemployment, family breakdown and social inequality. Social care practitioners work to address these challenges. The Social Care Practice programme at IT Sligo is fully compliant with the standards set by CORU – the body which regulates health and social care professionals, and those laid down by HETAC, the educational standards watchdog.

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SG243 - Social Care Practice
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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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Three Distinctions

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Graduates take up employment opportunities in the public, private and not for profit or voluntary sector, with service users that include children, youth and community and the elderly.



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