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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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Realist 
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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St. Angelas College Sligo 
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Galway Technical Institute

Architectural Technology - Advanced


Code:  6M4989
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Sample Careers...
The following occupations are related to the area of study for this course. Click on the occupations to explore further.
Builders' Yard Assistant   Geological Technician  
Landscape Architect   Architect - Conservation  
Architect   Architectural Technologist  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Engineer   Acoustic Consultant  
Traffic Engineer   Engineer - Structural  
Engineer - Environmental   Environmental Officer  
Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver   French Polisher  
Metal Fabricator   Draughtsperson  
Cabinet Maker   Thatcher  
Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers   Window Fitter  
Aerial & Satellite Installers   Radiographer - Industrial  
Cleaner - Household   Building Labourer / Construction Worker  
Welder   Gas Fitter  
Geomatics Surveyor   Stonemason  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Window Cleaner  
Industrial Insulators   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Quarry Worker   Refuse Collector  
Steeplejack   Gas Distribution Worker  
Street Cleaner   Security Attendant / Porter  
Caretaker   Building Technician  
Insulation Workers   Demolition Operative  
Tiler/Fitter   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Electrician   Cleaner - Industrial  
Crane Operator   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Construction Plant Fitter   Concreter  
Engineer - Civil   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Carpenter / Joiner  
Surveyor - Construction / Building   Engineer - Building Services  
Bricklayer   General Operative - Construction  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Site Engineer  
Facilities Manager   Scaffolder  
Production Manager - Engineering   Surveyor  
Steelfixer / Erector   Slater/Rooftiler  
Site Technician   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Plumber   Plasterer  
Plant Operative   Painter / Decorator  
Insurance Surveyor   Army Apprentice  
Theatre Stagehand   Electronic Security Systems Technician  

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

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To view CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

6M4989

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