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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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|Only enter the Defence Forces if you are willing to commit to it 100% as it is a long tough road which can be extremely rewarding if you fully engage it. Like everything in this life, you get out what you put in.|
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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.
Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.
Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments. Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.
The aim of the programme is to provide students with the opportunity to begin exploring the linkage between the science and the management of environmental systems, with a focus on application in the agriculture and food sector.
Agri-food and Fisheries is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry. It collectively employs some 150,000 people with an annual output of over €24 billion. The agriculture and agribusiness sector is growing strongly, and there are further plans for expansion under the Food Harvest 2020 report. A key challenge for agriculture will be to increase production in a sustainable manner which does not negatively impact on the natural environment.
This programme will provide a strong foundation in science and environmental management, combined with specialist agriculture modules. It is run in co-operation with Gurteen College (near Birr) where a ten credit module will take place in first year titled “Farm Enterprises – Theory & Practice”. Some modules are shared with the existing LIT programme in Environmental and Natural Resource Management.
|D-345 - Environment & Agriculture
|D-345 - Environment & Agriculture
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|To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
Skills attained from the Higher Certificate would be appropriate for employment in technician‐type roles in a range of environmental management sectors, but particularly within agriculture and food. Particular skills valued by employers include basic laboratory and field skills, competencies in numeracy and computer packages, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). These skills may particularly complement the prior life and work experience of mature students.
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This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
|Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food|
|Engineer - Energy|
|Engineer - Mining / Geological|
|Engineer - Urban Planning|
|Flavourist / Food Chemist|
|Food Safety Consultant|
|Geographical Information Systems Technicians|
|Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster|
|Biological / Microbiological Scientist|
|Conservation Officer - Nature|
|Dairy Industry Scientist|
|Environmental Health Officer|
|Forester - Professional|
|Garden Centre Worker|