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Martin Dunn

Activities Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Martin Dunn
  • Qualities & Values - Patience, hard work, like meeting people, enjoy providing good customer service, desire to do a good job for yourself and your employer 
  • Client Skills - Qualification both education qualifications and practical ability to the job
  • Interests - to be generally interested in the field you are working in. I think that it is easy for people to look at the job and think its great and must be loads of fun because you get to go on the high ropes all the time. That is just a small part of the job and generally you are watching others having fun and playing on the activities and you only go on them to do staff training or to do safety checks. You must also be prepared for the paper work that goes along with a job where you are responsible for that safety of people and this cannot be overlooked.
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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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Kinsale College of Further Education

Kinsale College of Further Education

Outdoor Leadership


Course Code(s):  6M5147
QQI Award Code:  6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is the second year of a two year course during which students continue gaining certification and professional qualifications required for employment in the Outdoor Adventure Education industry.

Students continue to develop skills in various outdoor activities, as well as completing training in the psychology of instruction and dealing with groups of various ages, background and ability. Successful students will graduate as qualified as Instructors with Certificates awarded by the governing bodies of these activities in Ireland.

 

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.

Windsurfing Instruction 6N5365
River Kayaking Instruction 6N5193
Sailing Instructor 6N5348
Sports Industry Practice 6N4650
Communications 6N1950
Work Practice 6N1947
First aid 5N1207
Powerboat Instruction 6N5192

 

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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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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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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