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Get some experience even if it is voluntary work so that you have an idea if you like the sector and you will have something to talk about at interview.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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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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Economics is a social science which studies the distribution of resources in society, in the form of goods, services, and labour. It covers topics such as how goods are priced, how banks function, and how consumers behave in different markets.

It is not necessary to have taken economics or honours maths for the Leaving Cert. However, a liking for thinking mathematically and working with numbers is an advantage.

It is recommend that you study Economics only if you have at least a grade O3/H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent. 

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It is strongly recommended that you study Economics only if you have at least a grade O3/H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent. 

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DN510 - Economics

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DN510 - Economics
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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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Administration, public relations, Banking and other financial services, economic consultancy, work in economic units of public and private sector organisations, economic research.

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