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 Denis Canty from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

Denis Canty

Electronic Engineer

STEPS

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Denis Canty
It is challenging. But if you adopt the right attitude straight away it can be a lot easier. I would advise anyone to be a hard worker and maintain a positive attitude. Also be organised, right down to keeping notes. You start your career in college, not after it.
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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 August 11, 2017

Places available on our Healthcare PLC Courses

No CAO Points Requried! 

Healthcare Support / Caring for the Elderly - Level 5 

This full-time QQI Healthcare Support Course is designed to prepare students to work competently, safely and effectively as a Healthcare Assistant in a variety of settings such as nursing homes, hospitals and home help support. 

This course is unique in that Kinsale College is the only centre offering a fully accredited Dementia Care Module that underpins this course. 

The course has also been highlighted at a National level at a forum on the future of dementia care. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognised qualification for those pursuing a career in the Health Care Sector.

For full details and to apply online click here

Health Services Supervisory Management - Level 6 

This award will equip the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to undertake supervisory roles in the caring environment. This course equips participants with the skills to manage themselves, their work and the people they work with more effectively.

It also offers a sound introduction to management in the health services for those wishing to build upon their experience and to gain a formal qualification in management. On completion of the programme participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate fundamental core health service management principles and theories
  • Apply a comprehensive range of management skills and techniques to improve individual, team and organisational performance within the health services
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills, confidence and ability to achieve personal targets and goals
  • Utilise and apply acquired skills and knowledge towards improved individual, team and overall health services performance.

For more information and to apply online click here.

 


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