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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O'Fiaich Institute

O'Fiaich Institute

Holistic Health Studies


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

 
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Description...
This course is designed to give candidates a broad knowledge of the Holistic Approach to health and wellbeing while gaining practitioner qualifications in the most popular therapies Holistic/Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy or Reflexology, Reiki, Hopi Ear Candling and nutritional therapy.

 

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.

Holistic/Swedish Massage
Reiki
Nutrition
Sign Language
Anatomy and Physiology
Professional Conduct and Business Awareness
Occupational First Aid
Work Simulation Programme
Reflexology

Optional Courses:
Hot Stone Massage
Indian Head Massage
Hopi Ear Candling
Fertility Reflexology

 

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.
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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.
Medical & Healthcare
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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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5M4468