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We asked Mark Maguire from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mark Maguire

Apprentice Electrician

Construction Industry Federation

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  Mark	Maguire
The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.

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Sport and Exercise Science

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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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4 Years
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On this course, you will learn how to apply scientific principles in order to understand and enhance sport and exercise performance, health and well-being. 

It will prepare you to work in the world of sport, helping athletes and teams achieve optimum performance.  It will also prepare you to work the health sector, helping individuals to manage or prevent lifestyle-related chronic diseases through training and physical activity.

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From College Website...
GA790 - Sport and Exercise Science
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA790 - Sport and Exercise Science
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Three Distinctions

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Graduates will be able to work in areas such as:

  • professional sports clubs and organisations
  • national sporting associations, governing bodies and other related sporting agencies
  • private health and fitness clubs and spas
  • public sports and recreation facilities
  • local authorities
  • schools, further education and higher education institutions
  • exercise referrals
  • the health sector

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