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We asked Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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Castlebar College of Further Education

Places still available - Apply Now

We will be holding interviews on Monday 17th July, and also again on the week beginning 28th August to fill any remaining places.

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

Apply now online

Explore some our courses with places stillavailable below:

Music with Audition Preparation Level 5

If you love music, this is the course for you! Packed with interesting modules which explore the wonderful world of music, this programme is designed to nurture instrumentalists and singers of every level – from the complete novice to the more experienced musician. Students are given the opportunity to avail of the college recording studio and even publish their own competitions.

**New Course**
Computer Systems & Networks Level 5 & 6

This course aims to equip the learner with the fundamentals to install, configure and maintain computer systems and basic networks. The programme facilitates learning that is vocationally specific in nature and flexible in structure so that the learner has the maximum opportunity to improve his/her specialised academic and vocational literacy, numerical, ICT and planning skills.

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.

New option

We are hoping to run our Disability Studies in Childcare course from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm to faciliatate applicants who cannot commit to the full day.

Please call the college for further information - 094 9023134 

 

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