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Aoife Lyons

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Psychology is a very broad area and I would encourage people to reflect on the field that would suit them best. If you study pharmacy, you will graduate as a pharmacist. It is different in psychology. The role of a Clinical Psychologist differs significantly from the role of an Educational Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist or a Sports Psychologist. A post graduate qualification will be required to practice in any of these fields. Regardless of the area of psychology that interests you, respect for and an interest in people is a key value that is required. Once you have qualifications, networks and professional bodies are a good way to meet prospective employers.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai

Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai

Office Administration


Course Code(s):  5M1997
QQI Award Code:  5M1997 Office Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course aims to provide students with the skills necessary to meet the demands of working within a modern day office. Students are trained to a high level of competency in current office technology. The course is designed to include a variety of subjects which will provide the essential skills to equip our students with the means to work in a variety of administrative areas.

We also see Gap Year Students as an important part of our target market. A year spent on this course would provide potential college students with a wide variety of useful ICT and Presentation skills and how to research, plan and complete projects, making the transition from to school to college life much easier.

 

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.

Online Security
IT Security
Spreadsheet
Database
Word Processing
Presentation and Drawing
Computer Essentials

Due to Demand from employers we have introduced a Medical Terminology Module which will enhance your employability in the following areas: Health Care Profession, Hospitals, GP Practice and Pharmaceutical Industry.

 

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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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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