|►||Choosing A Career|
|►||The Importance of Knowing Yourself|
|►||Exploring Education Options|
|►||Looking for Work|
|►||Growing your Career|
|►||Where to find Professional Advice|
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.
We asked Deirdre Sayers from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:
|Do not go into teaching solely for holidays, and definitely not if you want to be rich! You need to like children be patient, kind and be able to work with many types of people.|
|►||Guide to Self Assessment|
|►||Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food|
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|►||Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture|
|►||Building, Construction & Property|
|►||Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|►||Computers & ICT|
|►||Earth Science & Environment|
|►||Electrical & Electronic Engineering|
|►||Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing|
|►||Physical & Mathematical
|►||Space Science & Technology|
|►||Accountancy & Taxation|
& Public Relations
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|►||Sales, Retail & Purchasing|
|►||Transport & Logistics|
|►||The Irish Education System|
|►||School & College Education|
|►||Government Upskilling Initiatives|
|►||Guide to Studying Abroad|
|►||Studying in the UK|
|►||Studying in Europe|
|►||Studying in the USA|
|►||Studying in Australia or New Zealand|
|Ballyfermot College of Further Education|
|Saturday 10 December|
|The Lir Academy - Open Day|
|Monday 12 December|
|Ballyfermot College of Further Education - Applications Open 12th December|
|Wednesday 4 January|
|Royal College of Surgeons - School Leavers Open Day|
|Friday 13 January|
|Liberties College - Open Day|
|Saturday 14 January|
|Mary Immaculate College - Open Day|
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|►||The Changing World of Work|
|►||Career Stories from around Ireland|
|►||Types of Employment|
|►||Changing Career Direction|
|►||Starting Your Own Business|
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.
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.
The course is science based and deals with the production and processing of agri-food in relation to quality assurance in primary production (farming), food processing technologies to ensure quality and environmental sustainability in at all stages of production, including conservation and optimisation in the use of resources/materials and energy. Food hygiene and laboratory analysis of food products and animal feeds is included in the course.
A six to nine month industrial placements is included in third year of the course for students to develop practical skills and necessary experience to gain future employment in the agri-food sector. In the final year, students study traceability and sustainability at all stages of food production (farm to fork). The course equips students with skills in research and food product innovation and development in relation to novel consumer foods, nutritional value, flavouring and functional ingredients.
|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.
There are numerous opportunities for skilled graduates in a wide range of employment across the Agri-Food sector. Graduates may find employment in Agri-Food Production, Food Processing, Food Quality and Safety, Food Security and traceability, Food Legislation and Regulatory roles, Food Policy related to national and international regulation and export, Marketing, Laboratory analysis, Waste Management and Agribusiness.
The scope of the Degree Programme encompasses the necessary graduate skills which will enable successful students to gain employment in a wider variety of careers including government departments, research institutions, Food consultancies, businesses, industry and NGOs.
|Tuesday 17 January|
|IT Sligo - Open Evening|
|Saturday 1 April|
|IT Sligo - Open Day 2017|
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|New Insurance Apprentices Begin Landmark Education Journey|
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.
|Landscape Architect / Designer|
|Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food|
|Engineer - Urban Planning|
|Flavourist / Food Chemist|
|Food Safety Consultant|
|Conservation Officer - Nature|
|Dairy Industry Scientist|
|Forester - Professional|
|Garden Centre Worker|