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

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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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Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is an institute of higher education in Limerick, a modern urban city in the Mid-West region of Ireland and is one of 13 institutes that are members of the Institutes of Technology, Ireland (IOTI). LIT is the fourth largest IOT in Ireland, with more than 6000 full time and part time students and 500 staff.

The Institute has five campuses and a learning centre across Limerick city, Tipperary and Clare. The main campus is located at Moylish Park, with two city centre campuses in Clare Street and Georges Quay in Limerick city. LIT in Tipperary is based in two campuses -Thurles and Clonmel. The LIT Ennis Learning Centre is based in the museum in Ennis town centre.

LIT offers courses at Level 6 (certificate) through to Level 10 (PhD) whilst also catering for craft apprentices and adult and continuing education. LIT was awarded the Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year in 2008 and 2013 by the Sunday Times University Guide. The guide is the definitive guide to higher education in Ireland and the UK.

Educational Philosophy

LIT has a distinctive approach to Teaching and Learning known as the Active Learning philosophy. Whatever discipline area is offered the core methodology is active and practical; lab work, studio work, case studies, field visits, group assignments and more.

This approach to teaching and learning is embedded in assessment strategies and campus development so that the learning environment reflects the identity of LIT. It is also underpinned by staff developments, e.g. workshops and an online repository of active learning strategies.

Erasmus Programme at LIT

In an increasingly global market environment and workplace, Limerick Institute of Technology is very aware of the need to provide opportunities for study and work experience overseas. LIT actively engages in the European Student Mobility programmes across 31 countries. LIT is recognised by the European Union as a University Institute and has significant activity on the European Lifelong Learning programmes.

The Erasmus Student Mobility programme gives LIT learners the opportunity to study in another country for 3 – 12 months at a higher education institute in a participating country. Even better, the time you spend in the other country is recognised under the European Credit Transfer System and you get full credit for the studies you undertake abroad in your LIT qualification.

Student Support Services at LIT

LIT offers a vast range of student support services to our students ranging from the Student Health Unit, Careers Service, Financial Assistance, Learning Support Unit and much more.

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Why us?

Limerick Institute of Technology, twice awarded the Sunday Times Institute of the Year award, is among the most vibrant and connected institutions in Ireland. We offer a broad diversity of courses offering students pathways to study from Level 6 Higher Certificate courses to Level 10 PhD qualifications. 

A warm, friendly atmosphere awaits students in LIT with approachable and supportive staff to help all students reach their potential.  LIT scores highly on Irish student surveys for friendliness, access to lecturers and diversity, compared to many other colleges. In LIT, students do not get lost and are more than just a number, they are part of a connected community of learners.

 

At LIT, our focus is on ‘Active Learning’ – where students learn by doing. All LIT’s courses are developed in partnership with industry, professional bodies and the community to give students the best possible employment and academic outcomes. This practical, hands-on approach to courses that combine both theory and practice, ensure students are equipped with the essential skills required for their chosen career.

LIT’s five campuses across Limerick, Tipperary and Clare open up third level education opportunities to students across the mid-west region. As well as campuses in Limerick City, our regional campuses in Thurles and Clonmel, along with our Education Centre in Ennis allow students to access higher education without having to travel to more expensive locations outside the region. Limerick is one of the most affordable cities in Ireland for student accommodation.

 

LIT’s five campuses across Limerick, Tipperary and Clare open up third level education opportunities to students across the mid-west region. As well as campuses in Limerick City, our regional campuses in Thurles and Clonmel, along with our Education Centre in Ennis allow students to access higher education without having to travel to more expensive locations outside the region. Limerick is one of the most affordable cities in Ireland for student accommodation.

 


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