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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Keith Hayes


Health Service Executive

Read more

  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Mary Immaculate College 
Kerry College of Further Education 
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute 
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Study Skills
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image

Marketing, Innovation and Technology (MINT)

Ed Zone

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.

Career Opportunities
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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....

2016 Points


Return to List
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

This course covers a combination of business and marketing, alongside innovation and technology.

A range of technologies, from information and communication technology to emerging life sciences and biotechnology are introduced.

On completion of this course students can expect to have a deeper understanding of marketing, a core grounding in science and technology, a knowledge of web design, communications and industrial design, to have developed an entrepreneurial outlook and an understanding of the processes involved in product development.

Course Details header image

This course will suit you if you have an interest in marketing, are a creative thinker and you have a genuine curiosity about the technologies that are changing our world.

From College Website...
DC240 - Marketing, Innovation and Technology (MINT)

From Qualifax...
DC240 - Marketing, Innovation and Technology (MINT)
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

Entry Requirementsheader image

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.

QQI FET/FETAC Links header image

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

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)
Old Code New Code Award Title
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing

Essential Module Requirements:

Distinctions in 5 modules which must include:
B20029†or†5N2066†or†C20139†or†5N1833†(or OC3 or better in LCE Maths)

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

Career Progression header image

A one year work placement in year Three (INTRA) offers students the opportunity to appreciate the relevance of their study to the real business world.

Graduates enter careers as Brand Account Manager, Digital Account Executive, Direct Marketing Executive, Technology Consultant in the areas of Technology, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Software and IT.

Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Tourism Marketing DIT 
Advertising and Marketing Communications IT Tallaght 
Advertising and Marketing Communications IT Tallaght 
Business Studies - Marketing Griffith College. Dublin 
Marketing IT Tallaght 
Business Studies and French TCD 
Digital Marketing IT Blanchardstown 
Digital Marketing IT Blanchardstown 
Marketing Griffith College. Dublin 
Marketing Practice NCI 
Visual Merchandising & Display DIT 
Marketing (Digital Media) Dublin Business School 
Marketing (Digital Media and Cloud Computing) Dublin Business School 
Marketing IT Tallaght 
Marketing IT Tallaght 
Retail Management and Marketing DIT 
Marketing Independent Colleges 
Marketing (Event Management) Dublin Business School 
Marketing Dublin Business School 
Business in Marketing Dublin Business School 
Business in Marketing Dublin Business School 
Marketing DIT 
Marketing DIT 
Cultural Enterprise Dun Laoghaire IADT 
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics (Part-Time) DIT 
Buildings Management DIT 
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics DIT 
International Business American College 
Global Business (USA) DCU 
Gnů agus Gaeilge (Business & Irish) DCU 
Business and Management DIT 
Leisure Management DIT 
Event Management DIT 
Business Analytics DIT 
Accounting and Finance IT Blanchardstown 
International Business and Languages DIT 
Computer Science and Business TCD 
Business Studies (HRM) Griffith College. Dublin 
International Relations DCU 
Marketing, Innovation and Technology (MINT) DCU 
Management IT Tallaght 
Human Resource Management DIT 
Business IT Blanchardstown 
Business IT Blanchardstown 
Business Studies - Entrepreneurship & Management Dun Laoghaire IADT 
Business Studies Independent Colleges 
Business Griffith College. Dublin 
Business College of Computer Training 
Business (Common Entry) IT Blanchardstown 
Business Studies Griffith College. Dublin 
Quantitative Business - Business Analytics UCD (NUI) 
Quantitative Business UCD (NUI) 
Business - Applied Entrepreneurship Dun Laoghaire IADT 
International Hospitality Management Griffith College. Dublin 
Business Griffith College. Dublin 
Business American College 
Business - International American College 
Business - International American College 
Human Resource Management NCI 
Event Management American College 
International Business IT Tallaght 
Business NCI 
Business Management Dublin Business School 
Business Management - Project Management Dublin Business School 
Commerce UCD (NUI) 
Business and Law DIT 
Business College of Computer Training 
Business - International American College 
Business Studies ICD Business School 
Global Business (Canada) DCU 
Business Administration IT Tallaght 
Management IT Tallaght 
Business Studies International DCU 
Business TCD 
Business Studies Dublin Business School 
Business Studies (Law) Dublin Business School 
Business Studies with Chinese ICD Business School 
Business Studies (Human Resource Management) Dublin Business School 
Business Studies Dublin Business School 
Business Studies DIT 
Business Studies (with Work Placement) Dublin Business School 
Business Studies DCU 
Business Management DIT 
Business Studies and Polish TCD 
International Hospitality Management Griffith College. Dublin 
Global Business (France) DCU 
Global Business (Germany) DCU 
Global Business (Spain) DCU 
Business IT Blanchardstown 
Business (Common Entry) IT Tallaght 
Business NCI 
Business Dorset College 
Business Dorset College 
Business Dublin Business School 
Arts - Economics TCD 
Business, Economic and Social Studies TCD 
Business Studies and German TCD 
Business Studies and Russian TCD 
Business Studies and Spanish TCD 
Bar Studies (Management and Entrepreneurship) DIT 
Hospitality Management American College 
Law and Business TCD 
Irish Law Independent Colleges 
Legal and Business Studies Dublin Business School 
Legal and Business Studies Dublin Business School 
Communications Studies DCU 
Print and Digital Media Technology Management DIT 
Accounting and Finance NCI 
Accounting & Finance & 1 Year Part III ACCA Dublin Business School 
Business in Accounting Dublin Business School 

Download our
Points Calculator
and Course Search App pointsCalcImage
Download CAOCalc on the app store Download CAOCalc on the google paly store

CAO Toolbox

Course Search Wizard Course Search Wizard 
Simple Search Simple Search 
Course Matching (login rqrd) Course Matching (login rqrd) 
New Courses New Courses 
Restricted Courses Restricted Courses 
Points Calculator Points Calculator 
CAO Course Worksheet CAO Course Worksheet 
Alert Lists Alert Lists 
CAO Handbook CAO Handbook 
CAO Website CAO Website 
CAO Video Guide CAO Video Guide 
CAO and STEM Careers CAO and STEM Careers 
Key Dates 2016-17 Key Dates 2016-17 
Access to College - HEAR Access to College - HEAR 
Access to College - DARE Access to College - DARE 
CAO - Application Trends CAO - Application Trends 
Course Choice Checklist (pdf) Course Choice Checklist (pdf) 

Career Guidance