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

Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.
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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

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About Us

Whether you want to move directly into employment or progress to third level, Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute welcomes you to the next phase in your career development. We provide excellent training in many aspects of media and sound, health and sport, design, sustainable energy, computing and technology, and arts and humanities. If you are attracted to any of these disciplines, we welcome the opportunity to teach, instruct and inform you. The skills you learn with us will start you on the road to a successful career.

Our courses are constantly kept up to date to remain industry relevant; a bonus in these economically challenging times. Successful completion will give you a well recognised QQI qualification for direct entry to employment or for entry to third level colleges in Ireland and the UK through the Higher Links scheme. DFEi welcomes your active participation in college life while you pursue your chosen course of study. Remember, the more you put in the more you benefit, and that will look very good on your CV. You will be part of a diverse and energetic student community. You will make new friends, learn new skills, face new challenges and grow in confidence. We look forward to meeting you, working with you and giving you a head start into a brave new world. We enjoy our work in DFEi, we hope you will too.

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Why us?

‘Yes you can’ achieve your dreams and career ambitions and DFEi can help you. Learning is a process. Everyone can improve on their skills and learning, step by step, block by lock. All you need is an open mind and a willingness to learn. Your progress will be measured through a combination of continuous assessment and examination. 

Let DFEi help you write the next chapter in your life.  “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou

 

DFEi offers affordable courses to students who want to achieve qualifications in order to progress or gain employment. DFEi has made every effort to keep course fees to a minimum and will make flexible payment plans to suit individual student needs.

All of our specialist rooms have been upgraded to the highest standard in the last three years. From the sound recording studio to the nursing suite, students coming to DFEi will be learning with the most up to date technology and equipment. See more here

Class sizes in DFEi are small and this affords each students the opportunity of reaching their maximum potential through teacher interaction. DFEi’s teaching staff adopt a wide variety of teaching methods and are acutely aware that not all students learn in the same way and come from a variety of different backgrounds. Integral to teaching in DFEi is the use of Moodle, an eLearning Platform, which provides students with an online learning resource.

DFEi is piloting a project in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) using iPads as a learning tool in order to develop the independent capacity of each student. DFEi is working with eCollege in order to augment course provision by providing students with the opportunity to complete industry standard qualifications online.

Graduates of DFEi courses are very successful in progressing to Further/Higher Education or gaining employment. Each course page contains details of the progression links and employment opportunities available. 


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