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.

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Aidan Maher

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Try gain experience in some area of construction if possible to see if it’s for you. If you’re interested in a 9-5 job this is not for you!

If you like meeting with new people each day and dealing with issues which they may have regarding the project this is a good job for you. If you like to take charge of situations then this is also a good role for you to take on.
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PC402
Humanities

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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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3 Years
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The Humanities programmes comprise the study of the core subjects of English, History, Philosophy and Theology. Along with English, History, Philosophy and Theology, students have the opportunity to take modules in subjects such as Psychology, Creative Writing, Drama & Performance, and Media Studies.


 
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PC402 - Humanities
Carlow College

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PC402 - Humanities
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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This degree opens doors to a large variety of employment opportunities. Our graduates find careers in areas such as primary and secondary school teaching, third-level education, journalism and media, publishing, the arts, libraries, archives and museums administration, heritage and heritage management, community development, business, banking, management, NGOs, the civil service and politics.



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