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 Deirdre Lavelle from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Deirdre Lavelle

Care Assistant

St. Michael's House

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  Deirdre Lavelle
It can take time to get to know people with learning disabilities, patience and good listen skills are very important.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Culinary Arts - GA361

This chef training course provides students with the skills, knowledge & competencies required to work in the culinary arts sector and includes a work placement. 

This programme will help students to develop specialised culinary skills through the acquisition of artistic and technological competencies, within a realistic working environment.


This programme provides a broadly based knowledge of natural and human heritage through modules of study on archaeology, folklore, genealogy, geography, geology, history, literature, music and natural history. The focus is on the practical applications of this knowledge, and the course includes IT, enterprise development and communications.


This course provides students with an insight into the diverse world of Culinary Arts with a strong emphasis on developing culinary skills. Food safety and nutrition modules form an integral part of learning in years one and two.

Skills are further enhanced with a thirty-week (6 + months) work placement at the end of second year followed by students specialising in Pastry or Hot kitchen.

Students are educated in a wide variety of business subjects such as; Law, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Management and Information Technology.

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