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Brian Cadigan

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Cadigan
Don't just go into teaching because you are looking for long holidays. To teach everyday you need to like children, be very patient and understanding. However I feel it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE

Emergency Services


Course Code(s):  5M4468
QQI Award Code:  5M4468 Community Health Services
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is aimed at those who wish to work in either the Fire Service or Ambulance Service. Learners who successfully complete the course will gain essential knowledge and skills in areas relevant to these careers.

 

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.

Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749
Teamworking 5N1367
Psychology 5N0754
Emergency Department Care Skills 5N4890
Medical Terminology 5N2428
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356

 

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.
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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.
Civil & Public Service, Local Government, Politics & EU
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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DCHSX 

5M4468