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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Keith Hayes

Ambulance / Paramedic

Health Service Executive

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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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St. Kevin's College Crumlin

St. Kevin's College Crumlin

Community & Child Development


Course Code:  5M4468
Award Code(s):  5M4468
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Designed as a return to education course for those interested in working the community.

 

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.

Care Support Care of the Older Person
Human Growth and development
Child Development
Early Care and Education Practice
Early childhood Education and Play
Child Health and Well Being
Work Experience
Communications
Special needs Assisting
Social studies
Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology
Safety and health at Work

 

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.
Teacher - Art and Design    Computer Trainer/Instructor  
Psychologist - Educational   Teacher - Languages  
Exercise and Health Instructor   Teacher - Post Primary  
Staff Trainer   Teacher - Physical Education  
Lecturer - Third Level    IT Trainer  
Classroom Assistant   Teacher - English as a Foreign Language  
Teacher - Primary School   Art Therapist  
Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary   Teacher - Agricultural Science  
Teacher - Learning Support / Resource   Montessori Teacher  
Lecturer / Teacher- Further Education   Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup   
Fitness /Aerobics Instructor   Psychologist - Clinical  
Music Therapist   Social Care Worker / Practitioner  
Aid Worker - humanitarian   Counsellor  
Occupational Therapist   Clergy / Religious Ministers  
Social Worker   Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education  
Community Development Worker   Careers Adviser  
Psychotherapist   Community Education Officer  
Museum Educator   Equestrian / Riding Instructor  

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.
Education
Social & Caring
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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.

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