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We asked Brian Cadigan from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Brian Cadigan

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Cadigan
Don't just go into teaching because you are looking for long holidays. To teach everyday you need to like children, be very patient and understanding. However I feel it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


Garden Design

Code:  GD1 GD2
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Officer   Landscape Architect / Designer  
Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food   Food Safety Consultant  
Geotechnician   Food Technologist  
Food Scientist   Landscape Scientist  
Farmer - Dairy   Agricultural Adviser  
Forester - Professional   Cartographer   
Arborist   Horticultural Manager  
Groundsperson   Brewer  
Dairy Industry Scientist   Horticultural Scientist  
Agricultural Scientist   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farm Manager   Screen Printer  
Digital Media Designer   Architect - Conservation  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Textile Designer  
Industrial Designer   Packaging Designer  
Typographer   Illustrator  
Arts Administrator   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Graphic Designer   Film/Video Tape Editor  
Fashion Designer   Dressmaker  
Creative Director   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Architect  
Interior Architect / Designer   Animator  
Sculptor   Potter / Ceramicist  
Photographer   Costume Designer  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Artist  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Modelmaker  
Glassmaker   Musical Instrument Technician  
Instrument Craftsperson   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Teacher - Art and Design    Conservation Officer - Nature  
Teacher - Agricultural Science   Environmental Technician  
Timber Technologist   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
Art, Craft & Design
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