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John McDonagh

Construction Manager

Lidl

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  John McDonagh

The position of Construction Manager with Lidl is very versatile and fast paced. It would be important for anyone considering this as a career option to make sure they are easily adaptable, highly organised and have a very hands on approach to Project Management.

Being a good multi-tasker is important, as well as the ability to take control of situations and delegate work to relevant staff and departments with confidence.

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AL601
Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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2 Years
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210

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210

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Computer and software engineering involves developing new software and hardware for computers. Students gain the ability to assemble, test, and service computers.

The course covers topics such as computer programming, and servicing, analogue electronics, microprocessors, telecommunications, mathematics, and computers.


 
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of course suggestions from the same career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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C20174 or 5N1833 or LC Maths


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The electronics and computer industries offer many opportunities and you may find employment such as computer servicing, computer repairs and the production of computer-controlled equipment, computer networking equipment and also multimedia technology hardware.



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This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...

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