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 Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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  Siobhan Canny

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).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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TR072
Pharmacy

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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565

2014 Points

565

Change from 2013: 

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Points History:

2013 - 565*
2012 - 570*
2011 - 550
2010 - 545
2009 - 550*
2008 - 545*
2007 - 555
2006 - 555*
2005 - 555*
2004 - 555*
2003 - 545*
2002 - 550
2001 - 545*
2000 - 540*

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In first year you take a course in chemistry biology, pharmaceutical botany, physics and physiology. In the remaining years focus increases on aspects of biochemistry and microbiology as well as subjects dealing with formulation and delivery of drugs, the medicinal properties of plants, plant products.


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

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This course does not appear to accept FETAC applicants. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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Lead to career as pharmaceutical chemist, hospital pharmacy, research or marketing in the pharmacy industry.



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