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 James Sheridan from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

James Sheridan

Restaurant Manager

Failte Ireland

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  James Sheridan

The best thing about this industry is you can get a job in the local hotel or restaurant, part time, and see if you like it.

Sit down with the manager and have a list of questions prepared. Don't make too many plans, just go with the flow, be nice/positive to everybody and things will go alright

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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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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 

Architectural Technology and Design


Course Code(s):  5M1940 ATD1
QQI Award Code:  5M1940 Computer Aided Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
These Architectural Technology Design courses meet the needs of learners who wish to develop a portfolio of valuable skills, for example: Architectural Drawing, CAD 2D and 3D, Architectural Model Making and Design.

These skills will equip learners to find employment in the architectural, engineering and design sectors and/or also to progress to third level colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme. Learners are encouraged to achieve a level of competence and confidence in their skills in order to maximise their abilities and potential for the future.

 

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.

Architectural Drawing
Building Construction
Communications
Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
Design Skills
Safety and Health at Work
Mathematics
Spreadsheet Methods
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.

 

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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.
Landscape Architect / Designer   Packaging Designer  
Costume Designer   Sculptor  
Potter / Ceramicist   Photographer  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Interior Architect / Designer  
Graphic Designer   Film/Video Tape Editor  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Artist  
Arts Administrator   Digital Media Designer  
Typographer   Screen Printer  
Illustrator   Industrial Designer  
Textile Designer   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Fashion Designer   Dressmaker  
CAD Technician   Animator  
Architect   Architect - Conservation  
Camera Operator   Creative Director  
Ceramics Technologist   Printer  
Ergonomist   Carton maker  
Cabinet Maker   Bookbinder (Craft)  
Toolmaker   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Modelmaker  
Textile Machinery Technician   Glassmaker  
Musical Instrument Technician   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Metal Fabricator   Draughtsperson  
Instrument Craftsperson   Teacher - Art and Design   
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Acoustic Consultant   Engineer  
Traffic Engineer   Engineer - Structural  
Industrial Insulator   Geomatics Surveyor  
Surveyor - Construction / Building   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Building Technician   Engineer - Building Services  
Bricklayer   Carpenter / Joiner  
Gas Fitter   Welder  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Army Apprentice  
Stonemason   Plumber  
Plasterer   Engineer - Civil  
Painter / Decorator   Construction Plant Fitter  
Insurance Surveyor   Electrician  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Tiler/Fitter   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Production Manager - Engineering  
Site Engineer   Surveyor  
Insulation Workers   Site Technician  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Scaffolder   Facilities Manager  
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Geological Technician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Engineer - Environmental  
Environmental Officer    

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
Art, Craft & Design
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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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ACADX 

5M1940 

AATDX 

6M4989