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.

We asked Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Keith Hayes


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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
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Digital Humanities and Information Technology

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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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Graduates of this innovative programme will be uniquely balanced across two areas – information technology, and the arts and humanities – having studied modules in computer science, digital humanities and an arts subject.

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4 yrs for Industry or International Pathway.

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CK118 - Digital Humanities and Information Technology

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CK118 - Digital Humanities and Information Technology
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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
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
  5M0528  Media Production
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
  5M0529  Software Development
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
  5M0528  Media Production
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BCCOX  5M2071  Contact Centre Operations
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EPXXX  5M2094  Photography
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
CSSXX  5M2110  Security Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ADESX  5M2208  Design
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques

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

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Graduates of this programme may also pursue careers as:
Web designers
Mobile Developers
UI? Developers
Technical Writers
Software Engineers
SW/QA Test Engineers
SQL Developers
Digital Publishers
Digital Curation Service Managers
Curation Tools and Services Developers
Digital Heritage Officers
Research Archive Managers
Metadata Managers
Digital Resources Specialist and Multimedia Systems

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