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Claire Hanrahan

Auditor

CRH plc

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  Claire Hanrahan

The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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Outdoor Adventure Education

Course Code(s):  5M5148
QQI Award Code:  5M5148 Outdoor Sport and Recreation
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Kinsale College of Further Education

Kinsale College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5148
QQI Award Code 5M5148 Outdoor Sport and Recreation
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Course, which was established in 1987, is now recognised as the primary training opportunity for people interested in outdoor and adventure education.

The intensive two year course is based in the college campus in Kinsale, utilising the extensive resources and equipment available ashore and afloat. Former students who have successfully completed the course are now employed in sailing schools, activity centres and other Outdoor Centres in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the Mediterranean. Apart from practical training, the course emphasises the educational possibilities of the outdoors through experiential education and field studies.

What will you Study?

Outdoor Recreation 5N5386
Adventure Activities 5N4646
Work Experience 5N1356
Communication 5N0690
Kayaking Instruction Skills 5N5186
Sailing Skills 5N5385
Windsurfing 5N5188
Powerboat Skills 4N4636
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Mountain Skills 5N5706
Safety-Boat Handling skills 5N5205
Single Pitch Rock-climbing 5N6045
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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DOREC 5M5148

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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