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Martin Dunn

Activities Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Martin Dunn
  • Qualities & Values - Patience, hard work, like meeting people, enjoy providing good customer service, desire to do a good job for yourself and your employer 
  • Client Skills - Qualification both education qualifications and practical ability to the job
  • Interests - to be generally interested in the field you are working in. I think that it is easy for people to look at the job and think its great and must be loads of fun because you get to go on the high ropes all the time. That is just a small part of the job and generally you are watching others having fun and playing on the activities and you only go on them to do staff training or to do safety checks. You must also be prepared for the paper work that goes along with a job where you are responsible for that safety of people and this cannot be overlooked.
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Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE

Greenkeeping & Sportsturf Management


Course Code:  6M4330
Award Code(s):  6M4330
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This one year full time course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to maintain golf courses and sports turf facilities. Graduates of this programme are equipped to work or indeed continue their study at limitless turf grass maintenance facilities worldwide.

 

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.

Sports Turf Mechanisation 6N3629
Sports Turf Science and Maintenance 6N3622
Sports Turf Facilities 6N3628
Ecology and Environment 6N3645
Tree and Shrub Management 6N3624
Word Processing 6N4977
Communications 6N1950
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Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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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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CGKXX 

6M4330