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 Deirdre Kelleghan from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Deirdre Kelleghan

Amateur Astronomer

Smart Futures

Read more

  Deirdre Kelleghan
Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.
Close

Realist?
Realist 
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

IT Tralee 
Crumlin College of Further Education 
Pearse College of Further Education 
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

College Profile

Sub Menu menu button
logo imagelogo image
Ormonde College of Further Education

Ormonde College of Further Education


Ormonde College of Further Education 
 Hide Video Wall

Loading
Loading CareersPortal Videos

 View All Further Education Courses


Welcome to Ormonde College of Further Education.

Located at the heart of medieval Kilkenny, Ormonde CFE offers courses in a range of disciplines. Our courses are fully accredited by internationally recognised awarding bodies and can lead to employment opportunities directly or provide an access pathway to further study in a wide variety of third level institutions.* 

Whether you are a school leaver contemplating the start of your career path or an adult wishing to return to education, Ormonde CFE may have the course that suits your academic and vocational aspirations.

* Details of links between FET qualifications and third level institutions can be obtained here: CAO Link

A Brief History

The Ormonde College site is one of the most historically significant sites in the city of Kilkenny as it is bordered by part of the original city wall and the Talbot Tower. Ormonde College of Further Education has developed out of the need to address the further education requirements of Kilkenny city and environs in a climate that reflects its distinction from second level provision.

The architecturally significant building on Ormonde road, in the heart of Kilkenny city, was built in 1853 and eventually became the site of the first Kilkenny City Technical School which officially opened in 1939. For many years prior to this it had served as a model school for the education of Church of Ireland children. Today Ormonde College is the largest provider of post-leaving certificate courses in County Kilkenny.

Click on image to read full prospectus. 

Ormonde College of Further Education.
*NEW Course* Hairdressing and Barbering Techniques
Ormonde College of Further Education.
Now accepting applications for 2017/18
Ormonde College of Further Education.
NEW 2017/2018 Prospectus

View all[3]