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 Brian Howard from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Brian Howard

Guidance Counsellor

Department of Education and Skills

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Brian Howard

This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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Sligo College of Further Education

Sligo College of Further Education


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Sligo College of Further Education is the largest provider of Further Education in the Northwest offering a diverse range of courses for Post Leaving Certificate and mature students.

We have close links with our neighbour, Sligo Institute of Technology and we also work closely with industry and the professions, thus ensuring excellent employment opportunities and progression to Higher Education Institutions for our graduates. Students also have the opportunity to apply for an exciting entrepreneurship internship programme in Exeter, UK.

Our highly qualified and experienced teachers are dedicated to the educational development and advancement of all our students. Our facilities include specialist classrooms across all of our courses and rank among the best in the country. For those requiring accommodation there is an extensive range of good quality affordable houses/apartments within walking distance of the College.

Sligo is a vibrant and dynamic town with over 6000 Third Level/Further Education students and has excellent sporting and recreational facilities. We are confident that you will find a course that will help you achieve your ambitions and progress your education.