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My current role requires a lot of self-motivation as it is largely autonomous, while colleagues are always on hand to give advice and counsel, the decisions as to how to progress cases or deal with problems are ultimately my call.

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Cavan Institute

Cavan Institute


Environmental Science - Sustainable Development

Code:  CAEXX
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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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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