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 Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Lydia Peppard

Care Assistant

Health Service Executive

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Lydia Peppard
The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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Kerry College of Further Education is located on the Clash Road in Tralee, adjacent to the institute of Technology south campus and is within a two minute walk of Tralee Sports and Leisure Complex.

Kerry College of Further Education has a long and very successful tradition as the leading provider of further education in Kerry. As part of Kerry Education & Training Board (KETB), we are committed to providing a quality education service with equal opportunity for people of all ages and abilities.

For those wishing to continue or return to education we offer a wide variety of Post-Leaving Certificate and other courses. These courses offer ideal preparation for those choosing a career path leading directly to employment or a progression route to Higher Education. Many of our courses are linked to courses at the Institute of Technology Tralee with whom we have a close relationship.

Formal Certification is provided by QQI and other awarding bodies. Kerry College of Further Education also offers a comprehensive night class programme.

Every effort is made to ensure a friendly environment at Kerry College of Further Education. There is a welcoming and supportive atmosphere to enable all to develop their full potential for life and work. The dedicated and caring staff at the college offer students every help to succeed.

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