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 Oisin McGrath from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

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Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

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If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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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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This sector includes a wide and varied range of careers and professions associated with providing help, care and support, across the general community.

According to the Department of Health & Children: "Social care workers plan and provide individual or group care to clients with personal and social needs. Client groups are varied and include:

  • Children and adolescents in residential care
  • Young people in detention schools
  • People with intellectual or physical disabilities
  • People who are homeless
  • People with alcohol/drug dependency
  • Families in the community
  • Older people

Social care workers strive to support, protect, guide and advocate on behalf of clients."

Skills and attributes
To enjoy working in this career area you need to be altruistic - a people person. Personal attributes such as empathy, compassion, self-awareness and open-mindedness are typical of those found working in the social care sector. Strong communication skills, an ability to use critical reflection, teamwork and interdisciplinary work are all important skills for social care practitioners.

Most jobs in the field of Social and Caring involve working with clients and their families, often over a long period of time. For example, you might be:

  • Supporting and helping vulnerable people; older people, people who are homeless, adolescents in residential care, people recovering from alcohol or drug dependency, people who are immigrants
  • Caring for people with learning disabilities or with physical disabilities
  • Giving advice and information – about welfare rights, education, money, careers or jobs to people who need it
  • Working in a community education centre, engaging local people of all ages in different learning activities
  • Counselling people to help them sort out problems in their lives, an area where you must develop a trusting relationship with your client.

Work in this sector would involve liaising with other personnel across related areas, such as Doctors, public health Nurses, home helpers etc.) to plan an integrated approach to care. You would also be in contact with voluntary agencies who have vested interests in different areas of social care work.

SOCIAL WORK
Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people's lives. Social workers often see clients who face a life-threatening disease or a social problems, such as inadequate housing, unemployment, a serious illness, a disability, or substance abuse. Social workers also assist families that have serious domestic conflicts, sometimes involving abuse.

In Ireland the biggest employer of social workers is the Health Service Executive (HSE). Social workers also work with adoption agencies, hospitals and clinics, and in the probation and welfare service.

Voluntary agencies catering for specific interest groups also employ social workers. These include charities, special schools (run by religious groups or parents) and treatment centres.

Social Workers must hold a qualification recognised by the Health and Social Care Professional Council* (CORU) that will lead to the award of National Qualification in Social Work (NQSW).

It is possible to combine an academic social science degree with professional social work training, or alternatively, you can complete a postgraduate professional course, following a three-year social science degree or its equivalent.

Social workers are registered at the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU). Registration applies to anyone wishing to practise in Ireland in the regulated professions, regardless of whether they received their qualifications in Ireland, within the EEA/EU or elsewhere, and whether they work in the public, voluntary or private sector, as an employee, or as a private practitioner. 

NOTE: Social Workers are now required to apply for registration with CORU, the body charged with regulating health and social care professionals in Ireland. (The deadline was 31 May 2013 for those social workers who hold historical qualifications of the profession including Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW) or a National Qualification in Social Work (NQSW).  CORU has advised these social workers and their employers that their qualifications will not be accepted after this date.

*(Formerly the National Social Work Qualifications Board (NSWQB)- Dissolved 31 March 2010)

Medical Social Work
Most public hospitals employ Social Workers. Medical and Public Health Social Workers provide persons, families, or vulnerable groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses, such as Alzheimer's disease or Cancer.

Medical Social Workers are involved in counselling patients. They also help plan for their needs after they are discharged from the hospital, by arranging for at-home services, such as meals-on-wheels or oxygen equipment.

Mental Health Social Work
Mental health and substance abuse Social Workers assess and treat individuals with mental illness or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

Examples of the services involved in this area include individual and group therapy, outreach work, crisis intervention, social rehabilitation, and training in skills for everyday living. They also may help plan the best way to make use of supportive services to ease a patients'; return to the community.

Mental health and substance abuse Social Workers are likely to work in hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, or with individual and family services agencies.


COMMUNITY & WELFARE
Community Workers are sometimes employed by Local Authorities to run community and youth projects that aim to address such problems as teenage pregnancy, or anti-social behaviour.

The work of Social and Community Workers can involve assisting one-parent families, the area of adoption, or finding foster home care for neglected, abandoned, or abused children.

Through community and FÁS workshop programs, Community Workers may be involved in helping disadvantaged young people find suitable employment. There are also career opportunities for Trainers that help workers cope with job-related pressures or with personal problems that affect the quality of their work.

As a Probation and Welfare officer in the Department of Justice, you may find work with the Adoption Board, in the Courts, or in Prisons and places of detention.

Social Housing

Social housing is a significant area of community work. The Irish Council for Social Housing reports that Housing Associations manage 27,000 homes in over 500 communities throughout the country. They provide housing and related services to families, the homeless, older people and people with disabilities. 


Working with Older People
Another area of social and community work is working in services for senior citizens, running support groups for family carers or for the adult children of aging parents, advising elderly people or family members about choices in areas such as housing, transportation, and long-term care, and coordinating and monitoring these services.

Child Welfare Services
The public health service in Ireland is obliged to provide social work services for children considered to be 'at risk' and for other child care services. This involves making recommendations to the appropriate authorities. These services are delivered at a local level by the Health Service Executive (HSE). The Social Workers who deliver these support services may be known as Child Welfare Social Workers, Family Services Social Workers or Child Protective Services Social Workers.

Childcare
Childcare is now commonly referred to as "Early Childhood Care and Education" and pre-school children in Ireland are children under 6 years of age, who are not attending a national school or equivalent. Pre-school services include pre-schools, montessori, play groups, naíonraí, day nurseries, crèches, childminders and other similar services looking after more than 3 preschool children. {See EDUCATION SECTOR for detailed information on roles and occupations in the area of Childcare}.

DISABILITY

Research shows that some 18.5% of the Irish Population (749,100 people), have some form of long-term disability (or disabilities).

It is not always obvious when a person has a disability. The disability can be hidden such as dyslexia or epilepsy. It can be a visual or physical impairment; it can be an intellectual disability, or a person may have multiple disabilities or secondary impairments caused by the primary disability. Some disabilities are acquired, such as a medical condition or brain injury, and may require very specific and specialist care either short-term or long-term.

For various reasons and at different stages in their lives, people need support to develop and maintain their independence, dignity and control.  The main policy objective for people with disabilities is that they should be supported to lead full and independent lives, to participate in work and society and to maximise their potential.

Workers in the disability sector provide a whole range of support services from face-to-face caring and training roles, to behind the scenes administration. People that work in the Disability sector contribute to day-to-day client support and the smooth operation of numerous facilities and services for people with a disability. 

Visit our Sector Expert St. Michael's House for detailed information working in community-based services for people with an intellectual disability.

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Care Assistant & Support Roles
There are many people whose chosen career path is to provide care on a daily basis. Care roles include:

  • Respite Worker - provides family carers with a break from full-time caring responsibilities
  • Special Needs Assistant - assigned to a child with a disability within the classroom situation
  • Care Attendant-(or nursing assistant) can work in a variety of care facilities in the public, private and voluntary care sectors, varying from residential nursing homes to community day care facilities and health centres.
  • Personal Assistant - provides assistance to an adult individual with a disability to allow them to live as independently as possible
  • Home Help - is employed by the HSE and provides support to a person with a disability, or an elderly, frail person who may wish to remain in their own home but require some assistance with certain tasks

Many colleges of Further Education offer courses in Care/Healthcare Assistant at FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 that are designed to prepare students to work competently in these settings. 

Garda Vetting
Following implementation of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 it is mandatory for persons working with children or vulnerable adults to be vetted by the Gardaí. The Act lists the following work or activities where people working with children and vulnerable adult will require vetting:

  • Childcare services
  • Schools
  • Hospitals and health services
  • Residential services or accommodation for children or vulnerable persons
  • Treatment, therapy or counselling services for children or vulnerable persons
  • Provision of leisure, sporting or physical activities to children or vulnerable persons
  • Promotion of religious beliefs

PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology is the scientific study of thought, emotion and behaviour. The Psychologist examines the various aspects of human experience - people's emotions, their thoughts and their actions and applies their understanding to the person. Psychologists work in a variety of professional settings, including clinical, counselling, educational, organisational and academic environments.

The first step to a career in psychology in Ireland is to study for a primary degree at honours level. Completion of an approved primary honours degree enables a student to become a graduate member of The Psychological Society of Ireland (P.S.I.). Further education and specialist training is then necessary to develop a career in psychology. 

Counselling
Counsellors help people to deal with problems, or at times when they are experiencing distress or loss of direction in their lives.

Counsellors usually work with clients on a one-to-one basis, meeting them in private and treating their problems in confidence. People may need counselling to help them cope with situations or issues such as bereavement, anxiety, drug or alcohol dependency, debt or domestic violence.

At the moment, there are no legal minimum qualifications needed to become a Counsellor. However, the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) is very concerned that counselling standards should be developed and improved. For this reason, the IACP has developed strict Codes of Ethics and Practice for its members. They also have strict accreditation criteria, which is very highly valued by employers.

Career/Guidance Counselling
Guidance Counsellors require post-graduate training. To become a Guidance Counsellor, you undertake a one year full-time post-graduate programme in guidance and counselling (or it's equivalent). Most Guidance Counsellors have spent some time in mainstream teaching before undergoing further training, allowing them to specialise in career guidance counselling.

Guidance counsellors are mainly employed in second level schools, but they can also be found working in the Community Sector with early school leavers, disadvantaged groups, in Local Employment Services (LES) and in SOLAS (Formerly FÁS). {See EDUCATION SECTOR for additional information on Guidance Counselling}

SECTOR OUTLOOK
Whilst there are limited growth areas for employment in the current economic climate, the Social and Caring Sector continues to be an area where there will always be demand.

As a population, Irish people are living longer. We are experiencing a population increase, despite high numbers emigrating. We are also experiencing an increase in the number of births, so the population is increasing from both ends of the age spectrum.

An increase in population means continuing and consistent demand for Social and Care services. An aging population will mean an increased demand for social services, elder care services, and healthcare services. A younger population will require a different focus and combination of Social and Care services.


  
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Arts and Health- National Arts and Health Website Waterford Regional Hospital, Dunmore Road, Waterford

051 - 842 664

Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland, PO Box 11555, Ground Floor Office, Bow Bridge House, Bow Lane, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

01 6337222

Catholic Youth Care Catholic Youth Care, Arran Quay, Dublin 7

01 8725055

Comhlαmh Comhlαmh, Ballast House, Aston Quay, Dublin 2

01 4783490

CORU Health & Social Care Professionals Council 13-15 The Mall, Beacon Court , Bracken Road, Sandyford, Dublin, 18

01-293 3160

DIT School of Social Sciences and Law DIT School of Social Sciences and Law, Department of Social Sciences, 40 - 45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

01 4024164

Dublin Diocese Vocations Archbishop's House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

01 8574198

Environmental Health Officers' Association Environmental Health Officers' Association, Heraghty House, 4 Carlton Terrace, Novara Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow

01 2761211

Foroige Forσige, the National Youth Development Organisation, Block 12D, Joyce Way, Park West, Dublin 12

01 - 630 1560

GOAL GOAL, PO Box 19, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

01 2809779

Gorta The Freedom from Hunger Council of Ireland, 12 Herbert Street, Dublin 2

01 6615522

Institute of Guidance Counsellors Institute of Guidance Counsellors, The Basement, 17 Herbert St., Dublin 2

01 6761975

Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 21 Dublin Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

01 2723427

Irish Association of Funeral Directors Mespil Business Centre, Sussex Road, Dublin 4.

0818 935 000

Irish Association of Social Workers Irish Association of Social Workers, 114-116 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

01 6774838

Irish Council for Social Housing Irish Council for Social Housing, 50 Merrion Square East, Dublin 2

01 6618334

Irish Council for Social Housing 50 Merrion Square East, Dublin, 2

01 - 661 8334

Irish Missionary Union Irish Missionary Union, 563 South Circular Rd, Dublin 8

01 4923326

Irish Red Cross Irish Red Cross Head Office, 16, Merrion Square, Dublin 2

01 6614461

Lιargas Lιargas, 189 Parnell St, Dublin 1

01 8731411

National Centre for Guidance in Education National Centre for Guidance in Education, 1st Floor, 42/43 Prussia Street, Dublin 7

01 8690715

National Youth Council of Ireland National Youth Council of Ireland, 3 Montague Street, Dublin 2

01 4784122

Nursing Careers Centre An Bord Altranais, 18-20 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin

01 6398500

Psychotherapy Ireland Psychotherapy Ireland, 13 Farnogue Park, Wexford

01 9023819

The College of Progressive Education The College of Progressive Education, 8/10 Rock Hill, Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

01 4884300

The Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation The Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation, The Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7

01 6640600

The Not for Profit Business Association Unit G9 Calmount Park, Ballymount, Dublin, 12

01 - 429 3600

The Psychological Society of Ireland The Psychological Society of Ireland, Floor 2, Grantham House, Grantham Street, Dublin 2

01 4720105

Viatores Christi Viatores Christi, 8 New Cabra Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

01 8689986

Vocations Ireland Vocations Ireland, Bloomfield Avenue, Off Morehampton Rd, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

01 6689954

Volunteer Ireland Volunteer Ireland, 18 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

01 6369446

Volunteer Missionary Movement Volunteer Missionary Movement, The Priory, John Street West, Dublin 8

01 6334421

Youth Work Ireland Youth Work Ireland, 20 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1

01 8584500

 

 



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Colaiste Eoin Hacketstown
• Community Health Services
Mary Immaculate Lisdoonvarna
• Community Health Services
Templemichael College
• Community Healthcare with Social Studies
Ormonde College of Further Education
• Computer & Life Skills
Central Technical Institute Senior College
• Counselling & Psychology - Introduction
Plunket College
• Counselling Skills - Foundation Studies
Liberties College
• Criminology & Social Studies
Ballsbridge College of Further Education
• Cϊrsa Curam Leanaν
Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara
• Disability & Healthcare Support
Inchicore College of Further Education
• Disability Studies in Early Childhood Care & Education
Castlebar College of Further Education
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Wexford Vocational College
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Sligo College of Further Education
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Bray Institute of Further Education
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Arklow Community College
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Moyne College
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Carlow Institute of Further Education
• Early Childhood Care & Education
McEgan College
• Early Childhood Care & Education
McEgan College
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Monaghan Inst of FE & Training
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Monaghan Inst of FE & Training
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Carlow Institute of Further Education
• Early Childhood Care & Education
North Connaught College
• Early Childhood Care & Education
North Connaught College
• Early Childhood Care & Education
O'Fiaich Institute
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Ormonde College of Further Education
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Ormonde College of Further Education
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Arklow Community College
• Early Childhood Care & Education
Sligo College of Further Education
• Early Childhood Care & Education - Afternoon
Cork College of Commerce
• Early Childhood Care & Education - Children with Additional Needs - Special Needs Assisting
Limerick College of Further Education
• Early Childhood Care & Education - Children with Additional Needs - Special Needs Assisting - SNA
Ennis Community College
• Early Childhood Care & Education - Special Needs Assistant
Monaghan Inst of FE & Training
• Early Childhood Care & Education - Special Needs Assistant
Listowel Community College
• Early Childhood Care & Education - Special Needs Assistant
Monaghan Inst of FE & Training
• Early Childhood Care & Education - Supervision in Childcare
Listowel Community College
• Early Childhood Care & Education Advanced
O'Fiaich Institute
• Early Childhood Care & Education with Montessori
Limerick College of Further Education
• Early Childhood Care & Education with Montessori
Portlaoise College
• Early Childhood Care & Education with Special Needs
Galway Community College
• Early Childhood Care and Education
St. Kevin's College Crumlin
• ECCE - Pre-School Year Education with Special Needs
College of Further Education Dundrum
• Emergency Medical Services Training
Westport College of Further Education
• Family Studies
Daughters of Charity Edu. & Training
• Fire & Ambulance Service
Blackrock Further Education Institute
• Fire and Ambulance Services Access Course
Central College Limerick
• Health & Social Care
Bray Institute of Further Education
• Health & Social Care
Cavan Institute
• Health Care Assistant
Bray Institute of Further Education
• Health Care Assistant - Maternity, Paediatric, General & Older Person
Liberties College
• Health Care Support
Collinstown Park Community College
• Health Care Support
Colaiste Eoin Hacketstown
• Health Care Support
Colaiste Mhuire Thurles
• Health Science & Complementary Therapies
Galway Technical Institute
• Health Science - Physiology and Sport
Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education
• Health Science - Pre- Nursing
Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education
• Health Sector Studies
Ballsbridge College of Further Education
• Health Service Supervisory Skills
College of Further Education Dundrum
• Health Services - Supervisory Management Skills
Castlebar College of Further Education
• Health Services Supervisory Management
Cork College of Commerce
• Health Services Supervisory Management
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
• Health Services Supervisory Management
Bray Institute of Further Education
• Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
Listowel Community College
• Healthcare - Assistant
Greenhills College
• Healthcare Applied
Dunboyne College of Further Education
• Healthcare Assistance
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
• Healthcare Assistant
Galway Technical Institute
• Healthcare Assistant
College of Further Education Dundrum
• Healthcare Assistant
Cork College of Commerce
• Healthcare Assistant - Afternoon
Cork College of Commerce
• Healthcare Assistant - Support
Portlaoise College
• Healthcare Studies with Care of the Older Person
Castlebar College of Further Education
• Healthcare Support
Colaiste Chiarain Croom
• Healthcare Support
Newport College - St Josephs
• Healthcare Support
St. Michaels
• Healthcare Support
St. Cuan's College
• Healthcare Support
Wexford Vocational College
• Healthcare Support
Kilmallock College of Further Education
• Healthcare Support
Castlepollard Community School
• Healthcare Support
Rossa College
• Healthcare Support
Gairmscoil Mhuire - Athenry Vocational School
• Healthcare Support
St. Ailbe's School
• Healthcare Support
St. Fanahan's College
• Healthcare Support
Waterford College of Further Education
• Healthcare Support
Colaiste an Chregain
• Healthcare Support
Colaiste Chathail Naofa
• Healthcare Support
Cavan Institute
• Healthcare Support
O'Fiaich Institute
• Healthcare Support
McEgan College
• Healthcare Support
Monaghan Inst of FE & Training
• Healthcare Support
Limerick College of Further Education
• Healthcare Support
Bunclody Vocational College
• Healthcare Support
North Connaught College
• Healthcare Support
Our Lady's Secondary School Belmullet
• Healthcare Support
Drogheda Institute of Further Education
• Healthcare Support
Enniscorthy Vocational College
• Healthcare Support
Muinebheag Vocational School
• Healthcare Support
Carlow Institute of Further Education
• Healthcare Support
East Cork Further Education & Youthreach Centre
• Healthcare Support
Roscrea Community College
• Healthcare Support - Care of the Older Person - Home Help or Hospital Assistant
Colaiste Dun Iascaigh
• Healthcare Support - Caring for the Elderly
Kinsale College of Further Education
• Healthcare Support - Community Care - Caring for the Elderly
Listowel Community College
• Healthcare Support - East Limerick Campus
Limerick College of Further Education
• Healthcare Support Worker
Whitehall College of Further Education
• Homecare Assistant
Liberties College
• Inclusive Education & Training
Abbeyleix Further Education Centre
• Intellectual Disability Practice
Gairmscoil Mhuire - Athenry Vocational School
• Montessori & Childcare Management - Advanced
Tralee Community College
• New Directions Skills Development
St. John's Central College
• Nursing Studies
Columba College
• Nursing Studies
Magh Ene College
• Nursing Studies - Community Health Services - Healthcare Support
Moyne College
• Palliative Care Support
Tralee Community College
• Psychology
Bray Institute of Further Education
• Psychology & Social Sciences
Cavan Institute
• Psychology & Social Sciences
Cork College of Commerce
• Psychology & Social Studies - Applied
O'Fiaich Institute
• Psychology - Applied
Ballsbridge College of Further Education
• Psychology - Applied
Blackrock Further Education Institute
• Psychosocial Awareness & Training
Cork College of Commerce
• Security Studies with Criminology
Roscrea Community College
• Social Care
Liberties College
• Social Care
Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education
• Social Care
Colaiste Chathail Naofa
• Social Care
Inchicore College of Further Education
• Social Care
Liberties College
• Social Care - Advanced
Waterford College of Further Education
• Social Care - Community & Health Services
Central College Limerick
• Social Sciences
Bray Institute of Further Education
• Social Studies
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
• Social Studies
Sallynoggin College of Further Education
• Social Studies
Inchicore College of Further Education
• Social Studies & Community Care
Bray Institute of Further Education
• Social Studies - Access to Education
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
• Social Studies - Advanced
Sallynoggin College of Further Education
• Social Studies - Applied
Gairmscoil Mhuire - Athenry Vocational School
• Social Studies - Applied
Newport College - St Josephs
• Social Studies - Applied
Waterford College of Further Education
• Social Studies - Applied
Portlaoise College
• Social Studies - Applied
Dunboyne College of Further Education
• Social Studies - Applied
Mallow College of Further Education
• Social Studies - Applied
Carlow Institute of Further Education
• Social Studies - Applied
Galway Technical Institute
• Social Studies - Applied
Wexford Vocational College
• Social Studies - Applied
College of Further Education Dundrum
• Social Studies - Applied
Sligo College of Further Education
• Social Studies - Applied
Limerick College of Further Education
• Social Studies - Applied
Monaghan Inst of FE & Training
• Social Studies - Applied
Killarney Community College
• Social Studies - Applied
Nenagh Vocational School
• Social Studies - Applied
Colaiste Mhuire Thurles
• Social Studies - Applied
Castlebar College of Further Education
• Social Studies - Applied - Mature Students
Liberties College
• Social Studies - Applied - Young Adults
Liberties College
• Social Studies - Community & Health Services
Castlerea Community School
• Social Studies Applied - Social Care
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
• Special Needs Assistant
Carlow Institute of Further Education
• Special Needs Assistant
Waterford College of Further Education
• Special Needs Assisting with Disability Studies
Tralee Community College
• Sports Therapy & Injury Management
Waterford College of Further Education
• Supervision in Childcare
Portlaoise College

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