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 Lisa Curry from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lisa Curry

Catering Sales Executive

Failte Ireland

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  Lisa Curry
I would advise them that the sales world is not as glamorous and easy as it comes across but it can be extremely rewarding. I would recommend you go for this type of position if you are someone who enjoys a challenge and can negotiate very well.

Sales and Catering Sales as a position is a tough one and there are a lot of challenges in that you really need to be customer focused yet remember that you have to make a profit. Selling weddings is a side of my job that is very satisfying as you get to see the end result of something that you have created which at the same time is the most important event in a families and a couple’s life.
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DN550
Social Science

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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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Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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400

2014 Points

400

Change from 2013: 

-10

Points History:

2013 - 410
2012 - 405
2011 - 390
2010 - 395
2009 - 395
2008 - 390
2007 - 370
2006 - 375
2005 - 395
2004 - 395
2003 - 400
2002 - 400
2001 - 410
2000 - 400

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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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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


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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Typical employment: Community care work, social worker with Government Departments or Health Boards, Community Care Organisation.



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