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Liam McCaul

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Sustainable Energy Authority

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  Liam McCaul
Do your best to find out the most you can about your specific engineering category, whether it be Electronics, Mechanical, Civil etc. Approach companies to try and get experience whilst you are at college, that way you have a running start on how to use the most up to date packages and instruments that companies have, and that then gets you the work experience when you finish college.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Galway Community College

Early Childhood Care & Education with Special Needs


Code:  5M2009
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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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 - Agricultural Science  
Teacher - Post Primary   Staff Trainer  
Teacher - Physical Education   Lecturer - Third Level   
Classroom Assistant   Teacher - English as a Foreign Language  
Teacher - Primary School   Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup   
Lecturer - Further Education   Montessori Teacher  
Teacher - Learning Support / Resource   Teacher - Further Education  
Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary   Art Therapist  
IT Trainer   Fitness /Aerobics Instructor  
Psychologist - Clinical   Psychotherapist  
Counsellor   Occupational Therapist  
Clergy / Religious Ministers   Social Worker  
Music Therapist   Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education  
Social Care Worker / Practitioner   Careers Adviser  
Aid worker / humanitarian worker   Community Education Officer  
Community Development Worker   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.
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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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5M2009