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

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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.
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Places still available - Apply Now

We will be holding interviews on 28th August. 

Our Open Day will be held on 31st August from 2:00pm to 7:00pm

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Explore some our courses with places stillavailable below:

Office Training and Technology Level 5 will run until lunchtime daily to facilate parents or those with other commitments.  

Sports, Recreation & Exercise Level 5

This course provides students with knowledge, skills and understanding of diverse elements within the Sports and Leisure Industry. Students will be equipped with a variety of practical skills and knowledge required for the industry. This affords students the dual opportunity to either seek employment and/or progress their studies, at Third Level institutions, in the area of Sport and Leisure.

Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5 & 6

If you wish to work with children, this is the minimum requirement necessary to work in creches, pre-schools or after-schools. It is a stand-alone- qualification for employment in any early years setting. Students will be required to complete four weeks work experience in two week blocks.  

SNA/ Disability in ECCE Level 5 will also run until lunchtime daily to facilate parents or those with other commitments.

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