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We asked Yvonne Brady from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Yvonne Brady

HR Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Yvonne Brady
I would strongly recommend a career in HR specifically in hospitality. It is a flexible career with lots of options and opportunities to travel. A qualification in HRM is a good start and gaining work experience is really important. 
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GA889
Applied Social Care

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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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4 Years
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This programme prepares students to develop honest, caring and supportive relationships with the more vulnerable people in our communities. students will learn about the multiple causes of social oppression and methods of working with people with a variety of needs. There is a 12 week work placement in Year 2 and a 14 week placement in Year 3.


 
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GA889 - Applied Social Care
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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The career opportunities for the Social Care Worker is vast and varied, the areas of employment include:

  • Mental Health Services
  • Community & Voluntary organisations
  • Supporting the older person at times of vulnerability
  • Supporting young people and adolescents
  • Supporting those in residential care
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Addiction services
  • Traveller Groups
  • Childcare services
  • Working with individuals or the broader community



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