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We asked Marie Kinsella-White from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Marie Kinsella-White

Operations Consultant


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  Marie Kinsella-White
The job that I do is highly specialised and the skills that I am required to have to do my job can only be acquired in our restaurant. However, by taking a job in McDonald's you are opening a career path to use those skills anywhere - the skills you acquire are very transferable. It doesn’t matter where you start, the opportunities are there.

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Strength and Conditioning

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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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This programme is suited to students with a genuine interest in the Science of Strength and Conditioning, and who are keen to learn about the role that the key scientific principles of strength and conditioning play in performance.

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From College Website...
CW198 - Strength and Conditioning
IT Carlow

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CW198 - Strength and Conditioning
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise

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Three Distinctions

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Graduates from the programme will be sports science experts, specialising in strength and conditioning science and related areas. They will have studied fitness training, strength and conditioning techniques for athletes and other specialised populations as well as biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports nutrition and sports massage and will have developed management skills.
Graduates may be employed as sports advisors or development officers with sports agencies, regulatory authorities and governing bodies of sport, strength and conditioning advisors, and may be involved in health and fitness advising, fitness testing, exercise prescription, personal training, fitness consulting, and in exercise rehabilitation for specific target populations.

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