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 Elaine McGarrigle from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Elaine McGarrigle

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

Read more...

  Elaine McGarrigle

The most important skill that a person in my position can have is communication.

One needs to be able to communicate effectively with people of all levels in order to do a days work. I think that this is the most important quality, to be able to fit in well with people, everyone from the operators to the senior management, one needs to be able to read them and how best to communicate with them.

An interest in basic engineering and in the heavy machine industry.

It is important to realise that working as a mechanical engineer in Irish Cement does not generally involve sitting at your desk all day. It involves alot of hands on, on-site work so a person needs to be prepared to get their hands dirty.

Another quality that is important is to be willing to learn. Even after a number of years in college, one needs to be eager to learn the ins and outs of a new environment; how cement is made, what equipment is involved, what generally goes wrong and how it is fixed.

Everyone will help and teach you but you need to open your mind and be prepared to take it all in.

Close

Enterprising?
Enterprising 
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Career Interviews
Career Sectors
College Videos
Undergraduate Courses
Leaving Cert Subjects
Study Skills
Other
   
CV & Interview Preparation
School Work Experience
What employers want

CAO Course Detail

 1
    

View College Profile

Visit College Website


 
Course Code:
DC235
Title:
Education and Training
College:
DCU
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 - 4 Years

 

spacer Toolbox  spacer
blank Points Calculator
blank Course Investigation Worksheet
blank CAO Handbook
blank CAO Wizard (Course Search)
blank Study & Exam tips (Videos) 
blank CAO Video Guide

Employment Sectors
Employment Sectors related to this course:
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to sectors by clicking on the titles below.

Education
Social & Caring
Community & Voluntary
Note: Use the 'Back' button on your browser to return to this page
 
Sample Careers 
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may also be of interest. Note that these suggestions are not intended to indicate that this course leads directly to these occupations, only that they are related in some way and may be worth exploring.
Food Safety Consultant
Naturopath
Psychiatrist
Psychologist
Psychologist - Clinical
Psychologist - Educational
Psychologist - Occupational
Psychologist - Sports
Sociologist / Social Researcher
Linguist
Acupuncturist
Art Therapist
Careers Adviser
Community Development Worker
Community Resource Worker - Visual Impairment
Community Welfare Officer
Counsellor
Equalities Officer
Guidance Counsellor
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education
Health Educator/Promotion Officer
IT Trainer
Lecturer - 3rd Level
Lecturer - Further Education
Montessori Teacher
Music Therapist
Nurse - General
Nurse - Intellectual Disability
Occupational Therapist
Probation Officer
Psychiatric Nurse
Social Care Worker
Social Worker
Speech & Language Therapist
Staff Trainer
Teacher - Art and Design
Teacher - English as a Foreign Language
Teacher - Learning Support/Resource
Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup
Teacher - Physical Education
Teacher - Primary School
Teacher - Secondary School
Vision Rehabilitation Therapists
Youth Worker
   


 
Return to List
 
Must be registered to save to Career File

Course Video(s)
BSc Education and Training at DCU
Colette describes her life as a BSc in Education and Training student (Flexible Mode) at DCU School of Education Studies.

View College Profile

blank Course Summary... blank

 

This course is designed for students who have prior knowledge and experience of working with adults who are continuing their education, as trainers in the private sector, or with people who may have learning disabilities. The programme covers curriculum development, teaching and learning methodologies and the use of information technology in education and training.

At the end of year Two of the B.Sc. in Education and Training, students may choose to either progress directly into their final year or to register for an optional extra year after which they will complete their final year.

Students who complete the course in three years will graduate with the B.Sc. in Education and Training, while students who register for the optional Year Three will complete the course in four years and graduate with an award of B.Sc. in Education and Training (Further, Adult and Continuing Education). Graduates of the four-year course will be recognised by the Teaching Council as qualified Teachers of further education. See page 114-115 of the DCU prospectus for further information.



blank Careers or Further Progression... blank

 

Career in teaching/training in Adult, Further and Continuing Education or in private or public sector Training. 3. wish to pursue a career as a classroom assistant in Primary, Post-Primary or Special Needs Education.

 

blank Entry Requirements... blank

 

Click Here [Source: Qualifax]


blank Course Details... blank
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

From College Website...
Go...
DC235 - Education and Training
DCU

From Qualifax...
Go...
DC235 - Education and Training
Qualifax - The National Courses Database

 
Related Course Suggestions....  (not in order)
The following course suggestions share some interests in common with this course. and are from colleges in the same region. These might be worth exploring further. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.
Course Title College
Applied Psychology Dun Laoghaire IADT 
Applied Social Studies in Social Care IT Blanchardstown 
Applied Social Studies in Social Care IT Blanchardstown 
Arts (subject option: Psychology) TCD 
Arts (subject option: Sociology) TCD 
Arts (subject option: Sociology) UCD (NUI) 
Arts/Humanities St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra 
Clinical Speech and Language Studies TCD 
Contemporary Culture and Society DCU 
Deaf Studies TCD 
Early Childhood Care and Education IT Blanchardstown 
Early Childhood Care and Education IT Blanchardstown 
Early Childhood Education DIT 
Education - Primary Teaching Church of Ireland College 
Education - Primary Teaching St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra 
Education - Primary Teaching Marino Inst of Education 
Education - Primary Teaching - Gaeltacht Applicants St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra 
Education - Primary Teaching - Gaeltacht Applicants Marino Inst of Education 
Education and Training DCU 
Education and Training (Flexible Learning mode) DCU 
Education Studies Marino Inst of Education 
English & History - Distance Learning DCU 
Foundation Course for Higher Education - Young Adults TCD 
Health and Society DCU 
Montessori - Advanced Elementary 6 - 12 years Montessori College Dublin 
Montessori Education Portobello Institute 
Montessori Education St Nicholas Montessori College 
Music - Teaching & Performance Royal Irish Academy of Music 
Music Education TCD 
Occupational Therapy TCD 
Psychology TCD 
Psychology NCI 
Psychology UCD (NUI) 
Psychology DCU 
Psychology Dublin Business School 
Psychology and English Literature - discontinued All Hallows College 
Psychology and Philosophy - discontinued All Hallows College 
Public Health Nutrition DIT 
Science Education DCU 
Social and Community Development IT Blanchardstown 
Social and Community Development IT Blanchardstown 
Social Care DIT 
Social Care Practice IT Tallaght 
Social Science UCD (NUI) 
Social Science Dublin Business School 
Social Studies Dublin Business School 
Social Studies (Social Work) TCD 
Theology and Psychology - discontinued All Hallows College 
   

 
CAO Points 
2013 Points

315

Change from 2012: 

-5

History:

2012 - 320
2011 - 330
2010 - 360
2009 - 335
2008 - 325*
2007 - 305
2006 - 315
2005 - 320

What the symbols mean:


DCU
DCU VIP Fresher 2014 Competition Open
DCU
DCU Again Named as one of Top Young Universities Worldwide
DCU
DCU Summer Scholars - Challenge yourself this summer

View all [7]


Friday, November 14
DCU - Open Day (Fri)
Saturday, November 15
DCU - Open Day (Sat)

View all [2]





 FETAC Links

FETAC Major Awards Linked to this course:
[Click on code(s) to view linked courses]

     
     
     
     


Essential Module Requirements:

DCHSX/5M4468 - Distinctions in five modules which must include three from the following:

  • G20001 or 5N0690
  • W20008 or 5N1356
  • D20001 or 5N0749
  • D20003 or 5N2705
  • D20005 or 5N1764
  • D20007 or 5N1773
  • D20012 or 5N4325
  • D20032 or 5N1279
  • D20165 or 5N1794



DCHCC/5M2786 - Distinctions in five modules which must include three from the following:

  • D20003 or 5N2705
  • D20032 or 5N1279
  • D20165 or 5N1794
  • G20001 or 5N0690
  • W20008 or 5N1356



DCHSC/5M2009 - Distinctions in five modules which must include three from the following:

  • D20159 or 5N1765
  • D20005 or 5N1764
  • D20007 or 5N1773
  • D20153 or 5N1770
  • G20001 or 5N0690
  • W20008 or 5N1356



ECHSX/5M2154 - Distinctions in five modules which must include three from the following:

  • E20115 or 5N0762
  • E20114 or 5N1274
  • E20113 or 5N1296
  • G20001 or 5N0690
  • W20008 or 5N1356



EYXXX/5M4732 - Distinctions in five modules which must include three from the following:

  • E20140 or 5N1384
  • E20141 or 5N1366
  • E20142 or 5N2002
  • G20001 or 5N0690
  • W20008 or 5N1356



EASSX/5M2181 - Distinctions in five modules which must include three from the following:

  • G20001 or 5N0690
  • G20031 or 5N1370
  • L22541 or 5N0754
  • E20169 or 5N0765
  • W20008 or 5N1356


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