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 Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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  Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute

Digital Media - Radio and Journalism


Course Code:  5M2464
Award Code(s):  5M2464
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course will introduce you to the skills required to work in radio, sound engineering and print journalism. It is designed specifically for those who wish to experience comprehensive and practical grounding in these fields. This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive and practical grounding in radio production, event production and print journalism.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Media Analysis 5N1298
Research Skills 5N2443
Technical Skills for Journalism 5N2463
Writing Skills for Journalism 5N2435
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Web Authoring 5N1910
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Sound Engineering & Production 5N1900

Optional Modules
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Progression Routes

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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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