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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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  Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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Arklow Community College

Arklow Community College

Early Childhood Care & Education


Course Code:  5M2009
Award Code(s):  5M2009
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Applicants are welcome from all those interested in working with young children. Post Leaving Certificate students, mature students and those looking to retrain.

Learners undertake this course to work in the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector, to broaden their knowledge and / or as a step on their lifelong learning journey.

 

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.

Early Care and Education 5N1770
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769
Work Experience 5N1356
Child Development 5N1564
Social Studies 5N1370
Child health and well being 5N1765
Communications 5N0690

Additional Component of Occupational First Aid will require 3 Saturdays.

 

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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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.
Teacher - Art and Design    Computer Trainer/Instructor  
Psychologist - Educational   Teacher - Languages  
Exercise and Health Instructor   Teacher - Post Primary  
Staff Trainer   Teacher - Physical Education  
Lecturer - Third Level    IT Trainer  
Classroom Assistant   Teacher - English as a Foreign Language  
Teacher - Primary School   Art Therapist  
Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary   Teacher - Agricultural Science  
Teacher - Learning Support / Resource   Montessori Teacher  
Lecturer / Teacher- Further Education   Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup   
Fitness /Aerobics Instructor   Psychologist - Clinical  
Music Therapist   Social Care Worker / Practitioner  
Aid Worker - humanitarian   Counsellor  
Occupational Therapist   Clergy / Religious Ministers  
Social Worker   Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education  
Community Development Worker   Careers Adviser  
Psychotherapist   Community Education Officer  
Museum Educator   Equestrian / Riding 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.
Education
Social & Caring
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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5M2009