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.

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Martin Dunn

Activities Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Martin Dunn
  • Qualities & Values - Patience, hard work, like meeting people, enjoy providing good customer service, desire to do a good job for yourself and your employer 
  • Client Skills - Qualification both education qualifications and practical ability to the job
  • Interests - to be generally interested in the field you are working in. I think that it is easy for people to look at the job and think its great and must be loads of fun because you get to go on the high ropes all the time. That is just a small part of the job and generally you are watching others having fun and playing on the activities and you only go on them to do staff training or to do safety checks. You must also be prepared for the paper work that goes along with a job where you are responsible for that safety of people and this cannot be overlooked.
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St. Conleth's Community College

St. Conleth's Community College

Business Studies - Wider Options


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

 
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Description...
This is a one year mature adult education programme, ideally suited to: people who have been in the home for a number of years or have retired, those working in minimum-wage jobs who wish to progress their career, mature people who left school early without a formal qualification, people with school going children who wish to do something for themselves. The Course provides an introduction to the main areas of business theory and training in the relevant computer practices used in the modern office/business environment.

 

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.

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Communications
Text Production
Marketing
IT Skills/Comp App
Bookkeeping( Manual & Computerised)
Business Admin
Business Law

 

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