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I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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DC294
Arts (Joint Honours) Gaeilge

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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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Students study Gaeilge and one other subject from: Law, Media Studies or Politics

This joint honours degree will give students new critical perspective on areas central to contemporary society.

Each subject area provides students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a particular academic discipline while also providing a solid foundation for further study.

Chosen subjects will be studied through seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials and some on-line learning giving students the opportunity to get to know fellow students.


 
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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
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
  5M5151  Performing Arts
  5M18518  Media Production

Essential Module Requirements:

Distinctions in 5 modules.

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Subject Requirement for Gaeilge:
One of the 5 distinctions must be in module/componentE20110 or 5N1631 Irish (or HC3 or better in Leaving Cert Irish)

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Many subject options offer the opportunity to avail of a year long study period abroad.


Graduates enter careers in post primary teaching, translation, postgraduate studies, multinational corporations and international organisations including the EU which since 2003 recognises Irish as an official working language



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