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  Elva Bannon

I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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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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Course Code:
DT572
Title:
Early Childhood Education
College:
DIT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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The whole child is the focus of study on this course; studied in the context of family, community and society. Special attention given to the key role of play in childrens development. Theory and practice are combined throughout with supervised placement an important part of the course.

This course will take place in Grangegorman Campus from 2014



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Positions requiring organisational and managerial skills in the rapidly expanding areas of preschool facilities, cr?ches, after school services for children.

 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

420

Change from 2012: 

-15

History:

2012 - 435
2011 - 410
2010 - 415
2009 - 410
2008 - 385
2007 - 375
2006 - 370
2005 - 375
2004 - 360
2003 - 365
2002 - 370
2001 - 360
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