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Tomas Flanagan

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I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 

Computer Games & Interactive Entertainment Development


Course Code:  5M5048
Award Code(s):  5M5048
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.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
CAD Technician   Digital Media Designer  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Web Editor   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Network Administrator   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Engineer   Database Administrator  
Multimedia Developer   Games Designer  
Web/Scrum Master   Android /iOS App Developer  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Designer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   IT Consultant  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Computer Scientist  
Test Lead - Software   Games Programmer  
Technical Architect - Data   IT Security Specialist  
Big Data Specialist   Data Analyst  
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Engineer - Telecommunications    

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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.
Computers & ICT
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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