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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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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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 

Emergency Care Personnel


Course Code:  5M4349 ECPX
Award Code(s):  5M4349
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This 1 year, full time programme is aimed at those who wish to progress on to paramedics, either in the Fire or Ambulance Services.

Learners who successfully complete this programme will gain essential knowledge and skills in areas relevant to these careers and it is envisaged that this programme will improve the chances of recruitment in either the Fire or Ambulance Service. This programme is also suitable for adults seeking qualifications to return to the workforce, as Nursing Studies, Level 5, is included in this programme.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updted and to meet demands.

Anatomy & Physiology
Word Processing
Safety & Health at Work
Nursing Theory & Practice
Occupational First Aid
Human Growth & Development
Care Skills or Care Provision and Practice
Communications
Work Experience

 

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.
Medical Secretary   Hair & Scalp specialist  
Optometrist   Orthoptist  
Ophthalmologist   Audiologist  
Herbalist   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Doctor / GP   Neurologist  
Naturopath   Immunologist  
Podiatrist / Chiropodist   Psychiatrist  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Speech & Language Therapist  
Prosthetist / Orthotist   Spinologist  
Nurse - Public Health   Nurse Prescriber  
Vision Rehabilitation Therapists   Respiratory Technician  
Nurse Tutor   Physical Therapist  
Lactation Consultant   Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner  
Health Educator/Promotion Officer   Acupuncturist  
Nurse - Intellectual Disability   Nurse - General  
Nurse - Midwife   Nurse - Children's  
Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant   Dental Hygienist  
Chiropractor   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Physiotherapist   Aromatherapist  
Theatre / Perioperative Nurse   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Sports Scientist    Physiotherapist - Sports   
Medical Sales Representative    Firefighter  
Psychologist - Clinical   Social Worker  
Psychotherapist   Occupational Therapist  

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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