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Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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Ballyhaise Agricultural College

Ballyhaise Agricultural College


 

Agriculture


Code:  5M2373
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Course Summary

This is a one year introductory course in practical agriculture. The course commences in September when students complete a programme of practical based training in the full range of farm enterprises. In February students complete a 12 week Practical Learning Period with an approved host farmer. This provides an opportunity to gain experience in the management of a commercial farm at first hand. They then return to the college in May for 2 weeks to complete the course work. Prospective applicants should contact the college for the latest information available. This course acts as an entry route for the Advanced Certificate ( Level 6) courses which is the standard required to qualify for state incentives or Revenue relief.

Career or Further Progressions Routes

This course, accredited by FETAC, is the introductory course for young people who wish to make their career as farmers. The course is suitable for people seeking employment on farms. Graduates of the course are eligible to:

  • Progress to a Level 6 Green Cert or an Advanced Certificate in Agriculture programme
  • Transfer to Year 2 of the Higher Certificate in Agriculture or a BSc in Agriculture at an Institute of Technology
  • Transfer to linked courses at Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links Scheme

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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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