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Paul Dowling

Horticulturist

Teagasc

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  Paul Dowling
Ideally, try and get a job in the industry for a summer, or get a bit of experience before you go into it. You have to be happy with working outside, and doing physical work. If you are not prepared to work hard or are looking for a soft job, don't go into Landscaping. Design is very sexy at the moment, everyone wants to be a designer, a Landscape Designer. It's different on the ground, you have to be out there on sites in all weather and you have to make sure projects are managed well and you're able to muck in with everyone else. Biology is most important for anyone going into Horticulture or Landscaping as it covers propagation and helps with the identification of plant names, species and families through the universal use of Latin. Chemistry is also helpful as the use of various chemicals is a constant in horticulture. The chemical content and dangers of fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides in use in Amenity Horticulture needs to be understood anyone going into this business. Geography would be a relevant subject as well. Also, the simple things like having a full, clean driving licence, which can make you a lot more employable if you are trying for a job with a Landscape Conractor. This indicates that you are more mobile and can also drive a company van if needed. Be sure you're happy with the outdoor life. Having taken a Horticulture course will give you an advantage. However, it's possible to take a job first and study later, e.g. in IT Blanchardstown it is possible to study at night. I think you cannot beat doing the Diploma Course in the National Botanic Gardens because it is a good practical course which also covers all the theory and is invaluable for gaining plant knowledge.
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CK307
Law and Business

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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).

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The BCL (Law and Business) is a new joint honours degree combining the related disciplines of law and business. This four year programme explores the relationship between law and business, in areas such as business organisation, finance, and market regulation; applies key legal and business tools of analysis to examine issues affecting performance of firms and industries in a global business environment. This course includes a work placement opportunity in a legal or business environment during the summer months proceeding the final year of study.  

 


 
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EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
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BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BCCOX  5M2071  Contact Centre Operations
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EPXXX  5M2094  Photography
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
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
  5M2767  Logistics and Distribution
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
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business
DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
  5M5151  Performing Arts

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Must have distinctions in 4 modules in the QQI FET/FETAC level 5/6 qualification.

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Must have distinctions in 4 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification.

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Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

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Graduates will have the opportunity to work in many sectors including: 

  • the legal profession (including being a solicitor; barrister, or in-house legal counsel),
  • accountancy,
  • taxation,
  • compliance,
  • business information systems,
  • financial services,
  • food business.



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