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 Mark Maguire from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Mark Maguire

Apprentice Electrician

Construction Industry Federation

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  Mark	Maguire
The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.
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Clifden Community School

Clifden Community School

Business Studies & IT


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

 
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Description...
This programme is designed to provide learners with the skills, attitudes and practical experience necessary to obtain employment in Information Technology, administrative or related fields, either as self-employed, working from home or with a company.

 

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.

Business Administration
Marketing Practice
Payroll Manual/Computerised
Accounting Manual/Computerised
Word Processing
Word Processing Advanced
Spreadsheet Methods
Database Methods
Start Your Own Business
Internet
Communications
Business Calculations
Politics
Local Studies
Work Experience
Information Processing

European Computer Drivers Licence (E.C.D.L)
Software Applications Diploma
Business Administration Diploma
City & Guilds / Pitman Accreditation
This allows successes in various single subject examinations to be recognised as meeting the training requirements of business. We offer an intermediate Diploma with the possibility of progression to an advance level.

 

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   Health & Safety Officer  
Chartered Secretary   Business Analyst  
Data Steward / Data Manager   Data Protection Officer  
Business Consultant   Managing Director  
Project Manager   Recruitment Consultant  
Management Associate   Company Secretary  
Business Adviser   Arts agent/promoter  
Charity Officer   Manager - General  
Management Consultant   Financial Adviser  
Industrial Relations Officer   Hotel - General Manager  
Financial Trader   Psychologist - Occupational  
Operations Research Analyst   Economist / Economist EU  
Change Manager   Staff Relations Official  
Human Resources / Personnel Manager   Human Resources Business Partner / HRBP  
Hospitality Management   Personnel Officer  
Equality Officer   HR Director - Human Resources  
Personnel Manager    Civil Service - Executive Officer  
Civil Service - Administrative Officer   Project Manager - Software Design  
Database Administrator   Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary  
Personal Assistant   Payroll Manager  
Secretary   Front Office Junior Manager  
Archivist   Letting Agent / Landlord  
Wedding Planner   Bank Official  
Medical Secretary   Legal Executive  
Law Clerk   Pensions Adviser  
Customs Officers    

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.
Clerical & Administration
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.

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5M2102