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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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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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.
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Posted on March 1, 2017

KCFE New Performing Arts Department

We are now offering a number of new full time QQI Level 5 Courses in Music and Dance. 

These courses will equip students with the knowledge, skills and competence to perform dance or music in a number of genres and styles as well as develop theoretical awareness of dance, music or theatre traditions.

Students will work with choreographers, music industry professionals, theatre professionals and technology experts. Students will also participate in live performance productions.

New Courses:

Dance and Music

Dance and Performance Studies

Music Performance

Music and Theatre Studies

Music Technology

Work Experience is a core element of these programmes and provides opportunities to put skills into use in real working environments. It also allows students to create links with employers.

Students can progress to careers in theatre, dance, music, community arts initiatives, music education programmes, event production, sound / video production.

Students may also progress to higher education courses in Performing Arts, Music, Music Technology, Production, Media Broadcasting and Teacher Training.

Full details here.


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