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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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  Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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LM038
Psychology and Sociology

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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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Psychology is the scientific study of thought, emotion and behaviour. Psychologists examine the various aspects of human experience, such as human emotions, thoughts and actions. They apply their knowledge and skills in clinical, counselling, educational, organisational and academic settings.

Sociology examines the ways in which groups, organizations, communities, social categories (such as class, sex, age, or race), and various social institutions (such as church groups, economic groups, political groups) affect peoples lives.

The B.A. in Psychology and Sociology a two-subject degree designed for students who wish to undertake specialised study in this area of social science.


 
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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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DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies

Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include at least 3 of the following:

DCHCC / 5M2786 / DCHSC / 5M2009 / DCHSN / 5M4349 / DCHSX / 5M4468 /DHSXX / 5M4339
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D20032 or 5N1279
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G20034 or 5N1367

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G20034 or 5N1367
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5N0754


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B20029 or 5N2066
G20031 or 5N1370
L22312
L21910 or L22314 or L22541 or 5N0754
L22283 or 5N2985
N22789

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