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Pearse College of Further Education

Pearse College of Further Education


Ecology in Ireland

Code:  5M5028
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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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.
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