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.

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Michael Bohane

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BioPharmachem Ireland

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  Michael Bohane
Be prepared for responsibility and the rewards and problems that come with responsibility. It is very important to be comfortable making decisions and living with them. While it is impossible to be right all of the time the majority of decisions you make have to be correct.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Moate Business College

Moate Business College


Early Childhood Care & Education

Code:  6M2007
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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A4 Brochure for Childcare Level 6.pdf Download the attachment it will give you detailed information on the Course Content, Career Opportunities, Certification and Possible Progression.COURSE CONTENT

Child Development, Early Childhood Curriculum, Childhood Social Legan and Health Studies, Supervision in Early Childhood Care, Team Leadership, Work Experience, Occupational First Aid, Early Learning Philosophy and Special Needs Assisting


Barnardos, Play Therapy, CPR for Young Children, Buntus Training


Successful graduates of the course are eligible to work in a variety of settings which include: • Playschool • Crèche • Montessori • After school clubs Graduates may also gain employment working as nannies or au pairs  


Carlow Institute of Technology CW748 Early Childhood Education and Care Level 8 -  Direct Entry to Year 2

Sligo Institute of Technology SG242 Early Childhood Education  Level 8 -  Direct Entry to Year 2

Waterford Institute of Technology WD149 Early Childhood Studies Level 8

Dundalk Institute of Technology DK876 Early Childhood Studies Level 8

Blanchardstown Institute of Technology BN030 Early Childhood Care and Education Level 7 BN118    Early Childhood Care and Education Level 8 BN030   Early Childcare and Education – Direct entry to year 2

Athlone Institute of Technology AL764 Early Years Care and Education


On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award: QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007)

Applications are especially welcome from mature students


Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

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As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Oportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing social welfare benefits.

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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  
Dance Teacher   Psychologist - Educational  
Teacher - Languages   Exercise and Health Instructor  
Teacher - Agricultural Science   Classroom Assistant  
Staff Trainer   Teacher - English as a Foreign Language  
Lecturer - Further Education   Teacher - Further Education  
IT Trainer   Lecturer - Third Level   
Teacher - Primary School   Art Therapist  
Teacher - Physical Education   Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary  
Teacher - Post Primary   Teacher - Learning Support / Resource  
Montessori Teacher   Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup   
Fitness /Aerobics Instructor   Community Education Officer  
Careers Adviser   Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education  
Equestrian / Riding Instructor    

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Progression Routes

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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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