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Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.
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Castlebar College of Further Education

Castlebar College of Further Education

Medical & Legal Secretarial Skills


Course Code:  5M1997
Award Code(s):  5M1997
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is orientated towards the use of computer applications in the Business, Healthcare and Legal Sectors and aims to equip students with the skills to operate efficiently as a medical or legal secretary.

Students receive specialised training in the use of medical terminology which will assist them to secure employment in Healthcare Administration.
Students will also study the Irish legal system and gain an insight into the work of the legal profession. All students complete a 2 week work experience placement as part of their studies on this course.

 

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.

Word Processing
Audio Transcription
Text Production
Database Methods
Work Experience
Customer Service
Information and Administration
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised
Payroll Manual and Computerised
Legal Practice and Procedures
Medical Terminology
Business Administration Skills
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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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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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BBSSX 

5M1997