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 Oisin McGrath from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

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If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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LM050
Business Studies

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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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This course offers students the option of graduation in accounting and finance, economics and finance, marketing, personnel management, risk management, or insurance.


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

Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification which must include one of the following: 
B20029 or 5N2066
C20139 or 5N1833
OC3/HD3 in LCE Maths

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Graduates career will be influenced by the choice of specialism. Typical example, Accountancy, human resource management, marketing management, financial services, general management.



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Claire works as an Internal Auditor for CRH Group. She completed a Bachelor of Business Studies in University of Limerick and went on to do the ACCA exams thereafter. Travel is a big aspect of her current role and she spends half of her time away from home.
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