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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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  Tomas Flanagan

I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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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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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


 

Financial Services & Insurance


Course Code:  6M5013 FSI
Award Code(s): 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Have you a confident, outgoing personality and good communication skills? Would you like to work in a diverse financial setting where teamwork is important? Do you see yourself working in a challenging fast moving business environment? Are you interested in finding out more about investment opportunities and how the stock market works?

Ireland is fast becoming the leading international hub for financial services and insurance and this course is the ideal preparation for a wide variety of emerging career opportunities ranging from banking, and insurance to capital markets and investment management.

 

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.

Financial Reporting
Financial Services
Banking and Insurance
Customer Service
Spreadsheets
Administration Practice
Marketing Management
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.

 

Further Research...

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More Course Suggestions...
The following courses are related to the course above and are from colleges in the same region. These might be worth exploring further. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings.
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Insurance & Banking Whitehall College of Further Education 
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Business - Finance Rathmines College of Further Education 
Financial & Legal Services - Advanced Whitehall College of Further Education 
FinTech - Financial Technology Skills Ballsbridge College of Further Education 

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.
Business Analyst   Management Associate  
Financial Adviser   Financial Trader  
Financial Manager - EU   Insurance Claims Handler  
Underwriter - Insurance (Technical)    Fund Administrator  
Financial Analyst   Insurance Loss Adjuster  
Fund Accountant   Bank Official  
Bank / Financial Manager    Underwriter - Insurance (Standard)  
Actuary   Reinsurance Technician  
Insurance Loss Assessor   Building Society Manager  
Commodity Broker   Pension Fund Manager  
Fund Supervisor   Fund Manager  
Recruitment Team Leader   Insurance Broker  
Investment Banker   Special Investigations Unit Analyst  
Client Relations Manager   Tax Accountant  
Auditor   Accounts Administrator  
Accounting Technician   Debt Collector  
Stockbroker   Financial Controller  

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.
Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
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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:

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6M5013