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It is challenging. But if you adopt the right attitude straight away it can be a lot easier. I would advise anyone to be a hard worker and maintain a positive attitude. Also be organised, right down to keeping notes. You start your career in college, not after it.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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DB563
Arts

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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.

Employment Opportunities
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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
1 Year
Duration of course
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AQA

2014 Points

AQA

Change from 2013: 

Points History:

2013 - AQA
2012 - 105
2011 - AQA
2010 - 130
2009 - AQA
2008 - 115
2007 - AQA
2006 - AQA
2005 - 175
2004 - 105
2003 - 110
2002 - 105
2001 - AQA
2000 - AQA

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The course provides a foundation for follow - on advanced studies at degree level in specialised areas such as Anthropology, philosophy, psychology, psychoanalysis or other Arts discipline.


 
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DB563 - Arts
Dublin Business School

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DB563 - Arts
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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 FETAC Major award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of FETAC courses that are from the same career sector. Note you can expand the list by using the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:
None


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Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

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Course deals with communication in today's societies. cultural studies, psychology, languages and computer studies offered.



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