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I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

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TA201
Electronic Engineering

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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At Higher Certificate level, students are introduced to the fundamentals of electronics. They learn about analogue and digital systems, engineering science, electronic telecommunications, control systems and computer systems. In the second year of the programme a hands-on project is provided in order to allow the student to experience construction and testing of circuits so as to enhance both skills and knowledge.  At the end of the programme graduates will understand the operation of electronic systems and devices and will be ready to work at technician level in industry.

A student may exit to employment after achieving the Higher Certificate award or stay on to achieve further academic awards.


 
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TA201 - Electronic Engineering
IT Tallaght

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TA201 - Electronic Engineering
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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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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Essential Module Requirements:
C20174 or C20175 or C20139 or 5N1833 or 6N3395 or OD1 in LCE Maths

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The Electronic Technician is trained to conduct routine maintenance checks, referring to wiring diagrams and service manuals to find the source of a problem. The Technician will also be trained to use various testing equipment such as voltmeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators and frequency counters. The Technician must also have a thorough understanding of electrical theory applications and be able to interface with engineers on the resolution of technical issues

Bench technicians work in repair areas located in factories and service centres, fixing components that cannot be repaired on the factory floor.

Field technicians often travel to factories or companies to install and repair equipment. These technicians usually have assigned tasks when they visit and perform preventive maintenance on a regular basis. When equipment breaks down, field technicians go to a customer’s site to repair the equipment.

 

Electronic equipment installers and repairers install, diagnose, and repair various types of equipment.  Most installation work involves sound systems along with passive and active security systems which vary in complexity of installation. The installer may also be required to run new speaker or other types of electrical cables.



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