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I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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TR031
Mathematics

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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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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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540

2014 Points

540

Change from 2013: 

20

Points History:

2013 - 520*
2012 - 545
2011 - 490
2010 - 465
2009 - 415
2008 - 450
2007 - 410
2006 - 400
2005 - 410
2004 - 420
2003 - 390
2002 - 390
2001 - 430
2000 - 420

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You follow a common course in the first year. In year 2 you take core courses in algebra, analysis and mathematical methods along with 3 courses of their choice; In year 3 and 4 you choose from a wide range of options related to topics such as Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Maths and Theoretical Physics.


 
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This course does not appear to accept FETAC applicants. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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Opportunities in the financial services industry and the actuarial field. The main areas of actuarial work include insurance, consultancy and investment.



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