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 Oisin McGrath from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Oisin McGrath

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

Defence Forces

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  Oisin McGrath

If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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O'Fiaich Institute

O'Fiaich Institute

Information Technology. Multimedia & Games Studies


Course Code:  5M17817 OFMG
Award Code(s):  5M17817
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 IT Technicians, Web Developers, Technical Support personnel etc. Students completing this course will be prepared for a variety of positions within their chosen area or will be able to progress to the Advanced Certificate in Networks and Software Systems (Level 6) or 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 updted and to meet demands.

Computer Architecture & Systems
Computer Programming
Communications
Work Experience
Database Methods
Desktop Publishing
Spreadsheet Methods
Web Authoring
Networking Essentials
Maths for Computing

 

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