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 Louis Harkin from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Louis Harkin

Assistant Commissioner

An Garda Síochána

Read more

  Louis Harkin
Working as a Garda involves working in a challenging environment - there are challenges on the street and there is also the unsocial aspect of weekend and night work. If you fervently believe in making a difference to the quality of life for people policing is a great choice.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

Pulse College 
Midland School of Childcare 
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Study Skills
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation
Course Information
logo imagelogo image

St. John's Central College

Sustainable Energy Building Systems

Code:  CCONT
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

Return to List
Must be registered to save to Career File

Further Information...

Course Details - from College Website
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available).
Course Details - from Qualifax
Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available).

These links are to web sites outside of CareersPortal and we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

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.
Course Title College
No records

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  
Architect   Architect - Conservation  
Architectural Technologist   Cartographic Draughtsperson  
Building / Construction Project Manager   Engineer  
Acoustic Consultant   Engineer - Structural  
Traffic Engineer   Engineer - Energy  
Atmospheric Scientist   Environmental Consultant  
Hydrologist   Geoscientist  
Energy Manager/Consultant   Engineer - Water  
Soil Scientist   Engineer - Environmental  
Environmental Chemist   Gas Engineer  
Solar Physicist   Meteorological Officer  
Engineer - Mining / Geological   Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Geologist   Environmental Health Officer  
Environmental Officer   Environmental Technician  
Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver   Thatcher  
Metal Fabricator   Draughtsperson  
Cabinet Maker   French Polisher  
Industrial Insulators   Building Technician  
Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Caretaker  
Gas Fitter   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Gas Distribution Worker   Geomatics Surveyor  
Engineer - Civil   Carpenter / Joiner  
Army Apprentice   Bricklayer  
Welder   Radiographer - Industrial  
Engineer - Building Services   Window Fitter  
Window Cleaner   Surveyor - Construction / Building  
Concreter   Steeplejack  
Refuse Collector   Quarry Worker  
Security Attendant / Porter   Street Cleaner  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Building Labourer / Construction Worker  
Production Manager - Engineering   Surveyor  
General Operative - Construction   Steelfixer / Erector  
Slater/Rooftiler   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Scaffolder   Plumber  
Plasterer   Plant Operative  
Painter / Decorator   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Insurance Surveyor   Tiler/Fitter  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Facilities Manager  
Construction Plant Fitter   Aerial & Satellite Installers  
Cleaner - Household   Site Technician  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Crane Operator  
Cleaner - Industrial   Electrician  
Stonemason   Insulation Workers  
Demolition Operative   Site Engineer  
Theatre Stagehand   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Surveyor - Minerals / Mining    

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
Earth Science & Environment
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Note: Use the 'Back' button on your browser to return to this page from these links.

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:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

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


To calculate Points based on your QQI award results click on the calculator below:

PLC Calculator