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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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  Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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Blackrock Further Education Institute


 

Retail Pharmacy & Retail Sales Assistant


Course Code:  5M4468 RPA
Award Code(s):  5M4468
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Would you enjoy being at the front-end of pharmacies, interacting with people, giving advice on over-the-counter medicines, and healthcare products? Would you like to acquire skills in make-up application, customer service and retail selling? Could you see yourself advising on beauty and make-up products?

There are many new job opportunities in the expanding retail pharmacy sector, and with these qualifications you be well placed to gain full-time employment and advance your career.

 

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.

IPU Medicines Counter Assistant Certificate
Healthcare Products
Babycare Products

QQI Certificate in Community Health Services
Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology
Retail Selling
Reception and Frontline Skills
Word Processing
Safety and Health at Work
Customer Service
Work Experience

ITEC Certificate in Beauty Consultancy
Make-Up Application Unit
Cosmetic Product Knowledge

 

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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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.
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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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