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Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 

Arts - Pre University


Course Code:  5M2154
Award Code(s):  5M2073 5M2154
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This one year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a European environment both in Ireland and abroad.

Students will be able to take this cultural option through archaeology, folklore and history modules or concentrate on a language option with European Studies.

 

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

Local History Studies
Archaeology
Word Processing
Irish
Communications
Political Studies
Work Experience
European Studies
Spanish
Folklore & Ethnology

 

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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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