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 James Sheridan from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

James Sheridan

Restaurant Manager

Failte Ireland

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  James Sheridan

The best thing about this industry is you can get a job in the local hotel or restaurant, part time, and see if you like it.

Sit down with the manager and have a list of questions prepared. Don't make too many plans, just go with the flow, be nice/positive to everybody and things will go alright

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Liberties College

Liberties College


 

Applied Social Studies with Counselling & Addiction Studies


Course Code:  5M2181
Award Code(s):  5M4468
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This is a one-year full-time course suited to mature students returning to education. This is an access course for those who are new to the study of addictions and counselling.

Students may use it as a first step towards a professional training as an Addiction Project Worker or Addiction Counsellor. This course is a foundation course for mature students wishing to access a related course in Higher Education.

 

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.

Psychology
Intercultural Studies
Social Studies
Communications or English Literature
Work Experience
Personal Development and Experiential Learning
Personal Effectiveness
Safety and Health at Work
Substance Use
Counselling skills
Word Processing

 

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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Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup    Funeral Director  
Naturopath   Vision Rehabilitation Therapists  
Aromatherapist   Health Educator/Promotion Officer  
Acupuncturist   Speech & Language Therapist  
Nurse - General   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Nurse - Intellectual Disability   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Psychologist - Sports   Probation Officer  
Garda   Psychologist - Clinical  
Social Care Worker / Practitioner   Counsellor  
Music Therapist   Aid Worker - humanitarian  
Community Education Officer   Psychotherapist  
Social Worker   Occupational Therapist  
Careers Adviser   Clergy / Religious Ministers  
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education   Community Development Worker  

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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