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.

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Shane Callanan

Electronic Engineer

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  Shane Callanan
Being an Engineer is a great career choice. It offers so many opportunities both in Ireland and world-wide. Most positions will have terrific travel opportunities after a few years experience under your belt, and if you choose you course carefully your qualification will be recognised by employers all over the globe. Also an engineering qualification will open doors into management roles if that is your preferred career choice, but the reverse is not the case (if you do a course outside of engineering, you will probably not be able to branch off into engineering a few years after graduating).

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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Course Information

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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


Accounting & Finance with IT

Code:  AFXX 5M2102
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Further Information...

This is a 1 year, full-timne programme.  It is designed to meet the growing demand in the market place for staff with practical accounting skills and relevant computer experience.  This programme will give participants experience with computerised accounting systems.  Successful programme participants can progress to Advanced Accounting & Finance with IT QQI Level 6.  See


Typical modules include Applied Economics, Accounting Manual & Computerised, Communicaitons, Business Administration Skills, Taxation, Business Law, Work Experience and Spreadsheets.

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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.
Business Consultant   Auditor - EU  
Technical Underwriter - Insurance   Insurance Claims Handler  
Insurance Loss Adjuster   Insurance Loss Assessor  
Fund Administrator   Fund Accountant  
Bank Official   Bank / Financial Manager   
Actuary   Financial Analyst  
Standard Underwriter - Insurance   Reinsurance Technician  
Fund Supervisor   Fund Manager  
Commodity Broker   Recruitment Team Leader  
Building Society Manager   Investment Banker  
Insurance Broker   Pension Fund Manager  
Risk Analyst   Special Investigations Unit Analyst  
Management Accountant   Accountant  
Accounting Technician   Accounts Administrator  
Accounts Assistant   Auditor  
Tax Inspector   Taxation Consultant  
Tax Accountant   Stockbroker  
Debt Collector   Forensic Accountant  
Financial Controller    

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.
Accountancy & Taxation
Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
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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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