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 Karl Curran from Insurance to give some advice for people considering this job:


Karl Curran

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  Karl Curran
I would highly recommend this job but I’d say to start taking insurance exams as soon as possible and get them done while you’re young.

I’d also recommend talking to as many people in the industry to see what area of insurance you want to go into i.e. Insurer, Broker, Loss Adjuster etc. – they’re very different!

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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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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Journalism is the practice of investigating, summarising, and broadcasting an event to the public.

This course provides a three-way combination of studies: essential practical skills such as interviewing and writing for different media, the knowledge of people, institutions and ethical principles needed as a context for journalism and academic studies of law, politics and society.

On a practical side students will gain a wide range of skills in print, broadcast and online journalism as well as social and mobile.

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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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EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EMPXX    Media Production
  5M18518  Media Production

Essential Module Requirements:
EPJXX/5M2464 - Distinctions in 5 modules including:
G20001 or 5N0690
E20008 or 5N1298
E20078 or 5N2435

and 2 from the following
E20076 or 5N2443
E20077 or 5N2463

ERPXX/5M4511 - Distinctions in 5 modules including:
G20001 or 5N0690
E20008 or 5N1298
E20078 or 5N2435

and 2 from the following
E20011 or 5N2463
E20076 or 5N2443
E20137 or 5N1379

ETFPX - Distinctions in 5 modules including:
G20001 or 5N0690
E20008 or 5N1298
E20078 or 5N2435

and 2 from the following
E20076 or 5N2443
E20149 or E20150

EMPXX - Distinctions in 5 modules including:
G20001 or 5N0690
E20008 or 5N1298 or G20031 or 5N1370
E20078 or 5N2435

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In the final year there is an eight week placement in a media organisation which gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in the working world.

Graduates fiind careers as Reporter, Sub-editor, Researcher, Producer, Editor, Presenter in the areas of Newspaper, Radio, TV, On-line and PR.

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