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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.
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Arts International

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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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4 Years
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This is a four-year honours BA degree which includes a year abroad studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, the USA, Canada or South America.  Student will have the opportunity to enhance their learning experience and increase their cultural awareness by living and studying in another country.

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CK108 - Arts International

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CK108 - Arts International
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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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Old Code New Code Award Title
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ECAXX    Community Arts
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EMPXX    Media Production
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
DSACX    School Age Childcare
  5M5151  Performing Arts
EPAAX    Performing Arts Administration
  5M5152  Theatre Production
  5M5163  Theatre Performance
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CCNMX    Computer and Network Maintenance
CETXX    Electronic Technology
CITXX    Information Technology
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
BALBX  6M4985  Business
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
CNSSX    Networks and Software Systems
  6M2263  Inclusive Education and Training
  6M4385  Retail Management
CSOAX  6M4980  Security Operations
  6M5012  Tourism with Business
  6M4978  Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies

Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in any 4 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification.

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