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 Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lydia Peppard

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  Lydia Peppard
The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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O'Fiaich Institute

O'Fiaich Institute

Software Development


Course Code(s):  6M0691 OFAN
QQI Award Code:  6M0691 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This one-year course has been specifically designed to prepare students for employment in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector particularly in the areas of Network Administrators, Web Developers, Software Developers etc.

Students completing this course will be prepared for a variety of supervisory positions within their chosen area or will be able to progress to 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.

Networks
Windows Programming
Communications
Programming Language for Multimedia
Mathematics for Computing
Relational Database
System Maintenance
Web Authoring
Spreadsheet

 

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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.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
Digital Media Designer   Data Steward / Data Manager  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Information Architect - IT   Web Editor  
Project Manager - Software Design   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Administrator   Network Engineer  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Database Administrator  
Android /iOS App Developer   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Project Manager  
Information Systems Manager   IT Consultant  
Software Developer / Architect   Test Lead - Software  
Data Analyst   Games Programmer  
Engineer - Software   Computer System Administrator  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   IT Security Specialist  
Computer Systems Technician   Computer Programmer  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Big Data Specialist  
Computer Systems Analyst   IT Project Manager  
Games Tester   IT Manager  
Geographical Information Systems Technicians   Computer Scientist  
Technical Architect - Data   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
Software Localisation   Computer Assembly Technician  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Data Change Agent  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Trainer/Instructor  
IT Trainer   Engineer - Telecommunications  
Engineer - Electronic    

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.
Computers & ICT
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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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