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Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

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I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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Cavan Institute

Cavan Institute


 

Renewable Energy & Control Systems


Course Code:  5M5010 RE
Award Code(s):  5M5010
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is aimed at those who wish to embark on a course of study leading to a career in renewable energy or a manufacturing environment. Renewable energy (RE) has seen rapid development in the last five years worldwide, especially in the area of wind turbines and small scale domestic systems.

This course will enable students to develop an understanding of sustainability issues and renewable energy systems, to examine the role of microprocessor control in industry, and to design and build a control system which requires a number of inputs and outputs. Students will develop knowledge, skills and competence in areas such as solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal and domestic wind turbine system specification and control systems used in industry.

 

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.

Renewable Energy Systems
Renewable Energy Production Systems
Communications
Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
Building Construction
Word Processing
Control Systems
Electronics
Maths for Engineering
Work Experience
Safety and Health at Work

 

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Renewable and Energineering Technology Advanced Cavan Institute 

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Progression Routes

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