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 Oisin McGrath from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Oisin McGrath

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

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If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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Bridgetown Vocational College

Bridgetown Vocational College

Business Studies - Computers


Course Code(s):  5M2102
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is a one year, full-time course designed to prepare students for work in the modern office. Emphasis is placed on the use of the most modern technology and software.

The first 4 weeks of the course are almost entirely devoted to keyboarding, thus ensuring fluency in all computer modules. We like to encourage participation from mature students and offer a flexible time table to coincide with Primary School hours. If students cannot attend a full-time course, it is possible to complete the required number of modules over the year, with attendance hours agreed, in consultation, between the students and their teachers at the beginning of the year.

 

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.

Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977)
Word Processing (5N1358)
Work Experience (5N1356)
Database Methods (5N0783)
Desktop Publishing (5N0785)
Software: Microsoft Publisher (2007)
Marketing Practice (5N1400)
Payroll Manual/Computerised (5N1546)
Business Administration Skills (5N1610)
Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised (5N1354)
Computerised - as above, using Tasbooks Software Version 7
Communications (5N0690)
Work Experience

 

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IT Salesperson   IT Consultant  
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Games Programmer   Forensic Computer Analyst  
IT Manager   IT Project Manager  
Computer Programmer   Computer Systems Analyst  
Data Change Agent   IT Team Leader  
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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.
Clerical & Administration
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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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5M2102