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Orla Gallagher

Spa Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Orla Gallagher
If considering a job in this field I think its best to have a therapy background or a caring background. Be prepared to work hard, it takes alot of effort to help create the perfect environment for others to relax in. Work well with others and help your collegues it makes for a friendly workplace and you never know when you will need their assistance. An interest in sales and marketing would also be avantageous, as you must be competitive with other spa's offerings.
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GY502
Occupational Therapy

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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.

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Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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515

2013 Points

515

Change from 2012: 

-5

Points History:

2013 - 520
2012 - 520*
2011 - 505
2010 - 500
2009 - 505*
2008 - 485*
2007 - 515
2006 - 500*
2005 - 505
2004 - 495*
2003 - 490

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Occupational therapy involves helping people to overcome difficulties, which may be the result of physical or mental illness, an accident or ageing. They work with clients to help them lead full and independent lives and, where possible, prevent disability.

This course has an intensive workload.


 
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GY502 - Occupational Therapy
NUI Galway

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GY502 - Occupational Therapy
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The occupational therapist assesses the physical, psychological and social functions of the individual, identifies areas of dysfunction and involves the individual in a structured programme of activity to overcome disability.



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