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 Oisin McGrath from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Oisin McGrath

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

Defence Forces

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  Oisin McGrath

If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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CK701
Medicine

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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
5 Years
Duration of course
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722#*

2014 Points

722#*

Change from 2013: 

-20

Points History:

2013 - 742#
2012 - 738#*
2011 - #734
2010 - #725
2009 - #715
2008 - 570*
2007 - 580
2006 - 580
2005 - 580
2004 - 575*
2003 - 565*
2002 - 555*
2001 - 560*
2000 - 555*

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Years 1, 2, 3 emphasis is on the science subjects. The last three years students concentrate on clinical medicine and Para - clinical subjects such as pathology, pharmacology, general practice and public health medicine. In these years students spend most of their time in the affiliated hospitals.


 
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CK701 - Medicine
UCC (NUI)

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CK701 - Medicine
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

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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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Graduates qualify to pursue careers in general medical practice or post graduate specialist areas.



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