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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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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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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 

Contemporary Music Performance (Rock School) - HND


Course Code(s):  PRH
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is aimed at students who aspire to become professional musicians and who want to learn about the Music Industry. This course creates a working environment in which students can develop skills of self expression, musical composition, presentation and performance. Live performances in the college and at city centre venues are an exciting and integral part of the course.

 

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.

Year 1
Band Coaching
Instrument Techniques
Popular Song - Form and Analysis
Music Technology Applications
Rhythm
Harmony and Notation
Critical and Analytical Aural Techniques
Keyboard and Vocal Development
The Music Business in the 21st Century.

Year 2
Performance Production Management
Professional Performance Coaching
Technical Competencies in Instrument Techniques
Song-writing Techniques and Skills
Improvisation
Music Composition Software
Arranging and Style Analysis.

 

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.

 

Further Research...

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