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  Peter Clifford
To get physically fit for the entrance tests and also for the demanding physical nature of the job. Also I would tell people to enjoy themselves before they join as it’s a job for at least 30 years.

I would also informl people about the variety of avenues people can get into when they have completed their training. There really is a career for every person regardless of where their interests lie. There is so many specialised units and prospects.
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DC118
Gnó agus Gaeilge (Business & Irish)

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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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Ce go bhfuil cruth agus dearcadh Eorpach ar an gcursa, ta se tabhachtach chomh maith go mbeidh aitheantas agus carachtar Eireannach le sonru air - is i an Ghaeilge a thugann an t - aitheantas bunusach sin do.


 
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Micheál describes his life as a BA Gnó agus Gaeilge student at DCU Fiontar.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies

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BBSXX / 5M2102 
BBSAX / 5M2468 
BBSIT / 5M2111 
BMXXX / 5M2069 
- Distinctions in five modules.

ELESX / 5M2073 
- Distinctions in five modules which must include:
E20110 or 5N1631

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Course enables graduates to transfer with ease from one career to another. Since a fundamental aim of this degree is to encourage a spirit of entrepreneurship in students a high proportion of graduates are likely to set up companies.



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