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 Ivan Magee from Lidl to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Ivan Magee

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Lidl

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  Ivan Magee

Make sure you have a suitable outgoing personality, in that you are happy to be always in communication with people be it by phone, letter, email and site meetings.

As I stated before if you can win people over, they will often do work for you because they want to help you rather than because they have to. I think it is vital to have a level head (to be cool and collected) We can often be faced with challenges or hurdles which may at the outset seem unachieveable. However, if you stand back and break it down anything can be done.

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DK820
Computing in Games Development

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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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300

2014 Points

300

Change from 2013: 

-25

Points History:

2013 - 325
2012 - 400
2011 - 330
2010 - 310
2009 - 300v
2008 - 280
2007 - 255
2006 - 250
2005 - 270

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Computing is a very general term used to describe the study, development, and usage of all aspects of computers.

This course involves the entire process of making a game; from the identification of a practical idea, the design of the game, and through to the implementation and delivery of a complete product.


 
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This course will accept any FETAC Major award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of FETAC courses that are from the same career sector. Note you can expand the list by using the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions


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Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

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Globally, the games sector is a rapidly growing multi-billion euro industry. It has been identified as a potential growth area in Ireland.



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