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Brian Howard

Guidance Counsellor

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Howard

This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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McEgan College

Business Studies


Code:  BBSXX
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers 
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Accounts Team Leader   Health & Safety Officer  
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Clerical Assistant   Wages/Payroll Clerk  
Office Administrator   Receptionist - Office  
Payroll Manager   Freight Clerk  
Secretary   Bookseller  
Telephonist   Filing / Records Clerk   
Bookkeeper / Numerical Clerk   Archivist  
Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary   Personal Assistant  
Front Office Junior Manager   Clerk (General)  
Insurance Clerk   Bank Official  
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Legal Executive   Law Clerk  
Legal Secretary   Library/Information Assistant  
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Career Sectors related to this course:
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.
Clerical & Administration
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FETAC Progression routes to Higher Education. 1 Route(s)
This course leads to a FETAC 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:

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

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