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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Liam Dowling

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St. Michael's House

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  Liam Dowling

Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.


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Economics (through Transformational Learning) (4 yrs for International Pathway)

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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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3 - 4 Years
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This course aims to develop exceptional graduates, who can question, analyse and research problems, issues in business, finance and government using Economics as a way of thinking. Unique to this programme is the module, Transition to Professional Life, facilitating the integration of academic content with your career development.

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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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EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
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
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
EPATP    Theatre Performance
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CCNMX    Computer and Network Maintenance
CELTX    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

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

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Graduates with Economics have traditionally gone into a wide variety of careers such as: economic consultancy, strategic analysis, economic research, project management, journalism, accountancy, marketing, banking and entrepreneurial opportunities and/or pursued postgraduate, doctoral and professional training opportunities.

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