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 Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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  Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 

Languages & European Studies - Pre-University Languages


Code:  5M2073
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Language and European Studies-Pre University Languages. This one year course is intended for students with Leaving Certificate level of German or French who have an interest in European cultures and languages, with the view to using language in their career or for travel. It includes topics like European history and culture, intercultural communications an Word Processing. The course helps students to adapt to more independent learning and equips them with research and study skills necessary to succeed at university level. There is also the opportunity of taking a three week work placement abroad as part of the Erasmus+ Programme. In addition to obtaining a full FETAC level 5 award, the students can progress to first year entry to degree courses through the FETAC access programme. There is also special link to degree courses offered by the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in DCU. Students who meet the entry criteria in DCU will receive a round zero offer from the CAO for the relevant degree choice: DCU - Dublin City University B.A. in Applied Languages and Translation Studies (French/German/Spanish/Japanese/Chinese).


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