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Martin Dunn

Activities Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Martin Dunn
  • Qualities & Values - Patience, hard work, like meeting people, enjoy providing good customer service, desire to do a good job for yourself and your employer 
  • Client Skills - Qualification both education qualifications and practical ability to the job
  • Interests - to be generally interested in the field you are working in. I think that it is easy for people to look at the job and think its great and must be loads of fun because you get to go on the high ropes all the time. That is just a small part of the job and generally you are watching others having fun and playing on the activities and you only go on them to do staff training or to do safety checks. You must also be prepared for the paper work that goes along with a job where you are responsible for that safety of people and this cannot be overlooked.
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Course Code:
DN550
Title:
Social Science
College:
UCD (NUI)
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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Social studies (or social science) refers to the study of the various fields which explore past, current, and future human behaviour and interactions. It covers topics such as economics, politics, geography, psychology, and sociology.

Course covers subjects such as social policy theory, social issues, social services, and research methods.

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2003 college survey showed that 50% of graduates were in employment and 40% in further study. Typical employment: Community care work, social worker with Government Departments or Health Boards, Community Care Organisation. 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

410

Change from 2012: 

5

History: 2012 - 405
2011 - 390
2010 - 395
2009 - 395
2008 - 390
2007 - 370
2006 - 375
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Essential Module Requirements:

DCHSX/5M4468
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:

  • G20031 or 5N1370

    and 3 of the following 6 modules:
  • G20022 or 5N1837
  • E20008 or 5N1298
  • E20169 or 5N0765
  • B20004 or 5N1351
  • D20032 or 5N1279
  • B20132 or 5N1394



ELAXX/5M3114/EASSX/5M2181
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:

  • G20031 or 5N1370


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