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Occupational Therapist

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I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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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.
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DT365
Business and Management

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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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This course takes a scientific approach to business, marketing, and management, with a broad foundation in year 1.

Students may specialise in one of the following: human resource management, marketing, accounting and finance, enterprise, or logistics. Students also have the opportunity of studying abroad in year three.


 
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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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BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies

Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5 qualification which must include:
B20029or5N2066orC20139or5N1833or LCE Maths at OC3, AND
B20001or5N1348orB20151or5N1350

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Graduates of the programme will have an exciting variety of career options in general management and its specialised management functions. Research with current students and analysis of graduate placement data identify career paths are in the following areas:

Accounting & Finance, Financial Services including in Banking, Money Markets and the Stock Exchange, HRM, Enterprise including the option of starting one’s own business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Management Consultancy and Marketing.



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