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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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Tomas Flanagan

I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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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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