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.

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Lynsey Gargan

Manufacturing Engineer

STEPS

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  Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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Crumlin College of Further Education

Crumlin College of Further Education


 

Sports Therapy - Year 1


Course Code:  5M5146
Award Code(s):  5M5146
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course will prepare students for work in the Sports, Health & Leisure Areas. It consists of theoretical and practical training which will enable students to work in Health Spas & in the area of Massage Therapy Clinics.

The Course leads to internationally recognised qualifications and students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

 

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.

Holistic Massage
Exercise & Fitness/Gym Instruction
Health Related Fitness
Swimming & Water Safety (Level 1)
Shallow Water Pool Lifeguarding Skills
Sports Anatomy & Physiology
Sports & Recreation Studies
Safety & Health at Work
Diet & Nutrition
Sports & Recreation Studies
Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
Communications

 

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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Sport & Exercise Science, Health & Fitness Diploma Inchicore College of Further Education 
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Soccer Coaching and Gym Instruction Pearse College of Further Education 
Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition Studies - Year 2 Crumlin College of Further Education 
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Sport & Leisure Management (Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor) Colaiste Ide College of Further Education 
Sports Injury and Soft Tissue Massage Therapy Blackrock Further Education Institute 
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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.
Exercise and Health Instructor   Teacher - Physical Education  
Personal Trainer   Massage Therapist  
Physical Therapist   Physiotherapist  
Spinologist   Sports Scientist   
Psychologist - Sports   Physiotherapist - Sports   
Sports Therapist   Fitness /Aerobics Instructor  

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.
Leisure, Sport & Fitness
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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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