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 Eileen Faherty from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Eileen Faherty

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor

Construction Industry Federation

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  Eileen Faherty
My advice would be that if you are not afraid of hard work that construction can be a very rewarding industry. It is a constantly changing industry which is interesting to work in.

To be a QS the main values would be to be interested in dealing with financial data and be happy to work as part of a team. Having an interest in construction generally outside of the commercials will also help as it keeps you interested in the projects you are working on apart from what they cost.
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St. Fanahan's College

St. Fanahan's College

Business. Secretarial & Administration Studies


Course Code:  5M2102
Award Code(s):  5M2102
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This one-year programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the clerical and administration areas. Particular emphasis is placed on computer training. As part of this programme, students not already working in the area of business will be required to gain 10 days relevant practical experience during the course.

Up to date software is used in Payroll, Bookkeeping, Desktop Publishing and Windows Applications.

 

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.

Business Administration Skills
Bookkeeping - Manual & Computerised
Wordprocessing
Accounting - Manual & Computerised
Communications
Safety & Health at Work
Work Experience
Customer Services
Desktop Publishing
Database Methods
Payroll
ECDL / Advanced

 

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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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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