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.

We asked Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lydia Peppard

Care Assistant

Health Service Executive

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  Lydia Peppard
The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Castlebar College of Further Education

Castlebar College of Further Education

Healthcare - Supervisory Management Skills


Course Code:  6M4978
Award Code(s):  6M4978
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This advanced QQI Level 6 course is aimed at those with a FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate, i.e. Nursing Studies, Healthcare Support, Applied Social Studies, or any other complimentary area to undertake further studies in Supervisory Management. This award enables the student to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to pursue Supervisory Management roles in the community or in a range of health service settings.

 

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.

Supervisory Management
Conflict Management
Communications
Work Experience
Health Promotion
Disability Awareness
Gerontology
Payroll Manual & Computerised
Spreadsheets
Person - Centered Planning
Word Processing

 

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.
Accounts Team Leader   Business Consultant  
Health & Safety Officer   Chartered Secretary  
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Business Analyst   Manager - General  
Project Manager   Recruitment Consultant  
Management Associate   Business Adviser  
Company Secretary   Arts agent/promoter  
Charity Officer   Hotel - General Manager  
Financial Trader   Financial Adviser  
Industrial Relations Officer   Management Consultant  
Managing Director   Change Manager  
Economist / Economist EU   Psychologist - Occupational  
Operations Research Analyst   Staff Relations Official  
Hospitality Management   Human Resources / Personnel Manager  
HR Director - Human Resources   Human Resources Business Partner / HRBP  
Personnel Officer   Equality Officer  
Personnel Manager    Community Welfare Officer  
Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup    Funeral Director  
Health Educator/Promotion Officer   Probation Officer  
Advice Worker   Community Education Officer  
Community Development Worker   Clergy / Religious Ministers  

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
Business Organisation & Business Management
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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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

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6M4978