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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Keith Hayes

Ambulance/Paramedic

Health Service Executive

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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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LM041
Politics & Public Administration

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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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335

2014 Points

335

Change from 2013: 

5

Points History:

2013 - 330
2012 - 310
2011 - 330
2010 - 330
2009 - 340*
2008 - 315
2007 - 310
2006 - 310
2005 - 335
2004 - 350
2003 - 365
2002 - 365*
2001 - 370
2000 - 375

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Public administration is the study, development, and implementation of government policy.

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the extensive role of government in modern society. The programme offers students a wide degree of choice between options in politics, history, economics and law, and the chance to develop their knowledge of French, German, or Spanish.


 
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LM041 - Politics & Public Administration
University of Limerick

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LM041 - Politics & Public Administration
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include at least 3 of the following:

BBSAX/5M2468

  • B20005 or 5N1610
  • B20132 or 5N1394
  • B20151 or 5N1350
  • B20131 or 5N2091
  • B20017 or 5N1400
  • G20001 or 5N0690


BBSXX/5M2102

  • B20005 or 5N1610
  • B20132 or 5N1394
  • B20151 or 5N1350
  • B20017 or 5N1400
  • B20131 or 5N2091
  • L22687 or 5N3586
  • G20001 or 5N0690


DCHSX/5M4468

  • B20132 or 5N1394
  • L22687 or

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

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Administration in Public and Private Trading companies and in the Civil Service



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