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Natasha Ibanez

Mechanical Engineer

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  Natasha Ibanez
An education in Mechanical Engineering would be preferable. I would advise them to get as much diverse work experiences as possible, even if these jobs are not engineering related.
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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 

Healthcare Support


Course Code:  5M4339 HSXX
Award Code(s):  5M4339
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This 1 year, full time programme is designed for those who wish to pursue to a career in the caring profession, in a variety of healthcare settings. It is designed to equip the learner with the skills and understanding to work as a member of a professional healthcare team.

 

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.

Care Skills
Human Growth & Development
Communications
Safety and Health at Work
Care of the Older Person
Occupational First Aid
Nursing Theory & Practice
Word Processing
Work Experience

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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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.
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Psychologist - Sports   Probation Officer  
Garda   Psychologist - Clinical  
Counsellor   Music Therapist  
Social Care Worker / Practitioner   Careers Adviser  
Community Development Worker   Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education  
Social Worker   Psychotherapist  
Clergy / Religious Ministers   Aid Worker - humanitarian  
Occupational Therapist   Community Education Officer  

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.
Social & Caring
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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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