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If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.


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Computing & Multimedia

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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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Graduates will have the required skills and knowledge to work effectively within an organisation, to work as part of a team on software development projects, to produce multimedia content (such as graphics and audio), configure networks & systems and to configure & maintain hardware.

They will also be able to build 3-D visual graphics and animations and incorporate them into computer programmes, mobile applications and games.  Graduates will have the ability to manage projects, present and pitch their ideas and software applications to their peers. 

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DS702 - Computing & Multimedia
Dorset College

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DS702 - Computing & Multimedia
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Industries that employ multimedia specialists are motion pictures, advertising, computer systems design and software design companies. Online marketing is important to business, and multimedia specialists find work in many industries. Some of the types of positions a BSc in Computing & Multimedia graduate can expect to find are:

Games Developer Graphic Designer Graphic Designer Computer Programmer Web Designer Art Director 3D Animator/Designer Video editor Illustrator Digital imager Photographer Video technician Marketer Creative director Editor

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