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Mark Maguire

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The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.
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Pearse College of Further Education

Pearse College of Further Education


 

Ecology in Ireland


Course Code(s):  5M5028
QQI Award Code:  5M5028 Applied Ecology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
According to recent statistics Agriculture and Science are two of the main growth areas in the Irish economy. Ecology in Ireland encompasses both of these study areas.

It is an introduction to applied science for anyone wishing to initiate study or refresh their knowledge in a science field. We will look at Irelands biodiversity and ecology, the sustainable management of our waterways, how to conserve our cultural heritage, permaculture design and other environmental issues.

 

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.

Sustainable Water Management
Environmental Studies
Permaculture Design
Irish Cultural and Heritage Resources
Biological Diversity
Ecological Field Methods
Communications
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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.
Agricultural Officer   Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food  
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Agricultural Adviser   Cartographer   
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Environmental Scientist   Ecologist  
Botanist   Recycling Officer   
Environmental Health Officer   Environmental Officer  
Environmental Technician   Timber Technologist  

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.
Earth Science & Environment
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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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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5M5028