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 Donal Og Cusack from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:

Donal Og Cusack

Automation/Energy Engineer

Sustainable Energy Authority

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Donal Og Cusack
Some of the best people I know still aren’t sure what they want to do, my advice would be to give it a go. If you don’t like it you can always try something else. Whatever is in your heart follow it, don’t be something just because someone in your family is. Whether you’re looking to be a leader, a designer or come up with new ideas and a better way of doing things, make sure it’s something that fills you with passion.
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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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CAO courses accepting 5M2009 DCHSC Early Childhood Care and Education Level 5

CAO Code Course Title College Points NFQ Level
AL860  Social Care Practice 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

300 
CK101  Arts - Archaeology 

University College Cork - UCC 

340 
CK102  Social Science 

University College Cork - UCC 

378 
CK104  Arts with Music (BMus or International Pathway) 

University College Cork - UCC 

367 
CK105  Film and Screen Media (4 yrs for International Pathway) 

University College Cork - UCC 

422 
CK107  Geographical and Archaeological Sciences 

University College Cork - UCC 

337 
CK108  Arts International 

University College Cork - UCC 

466 
CK109  English (4 yrs for International Pathway) 

University College Cork - UCC 

420 
CK110  World Languages 

University College Cork - UCC 

476 
CK111  Early Years and Childhood Studies 

University College Cork - UCC 

379 
CK112  Drama and Theatre Studies 

University College Cork - UCC 

408 
CK113  Criminology (4 yrs for International Pathway) 

University College Cork - UCC 

412 
CK114  Social Science - Youth & Community Work (Mature Applicants) 

University College Cork - UCC 

 
CK117  Economics (through Transformational Learning) 

University College Cork - UCC 

419 
CK118  Digital Humanities and Information Technology 

University College Cork - UCC 

379 
CK210  Government 

University College Cork - UCC 

360 
CK301  Law (Pathways) 

University College Cork - UCC 

475 
CK302  Law and French 

University College Cork - UCC 

510 
CK304  Law and Irish 

University College Cork - UCC 

496 
CK307  Law and Business 

University College Cork - UCC 

543 
CM010  Education Studies 

Marino Inst of Education 

315 
CM020  Early Childhood Education 

Marino Inst of Education 

330 
DC001  Early Childhood Education 

Dublin City University - DCU 

378 
DC235  Education and Training 

Dublin City University - DCU 

306 
DN520  Arts - Archaeology 

University College Dublin - UCD 

322 
DN530  Celtic Studies, Art History & History 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN541  Modern Languages 

University College Dublin - UCD 

464 
DN700 CSS   Computational Social Science  

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN700 EMS  Economics, Mathematics & Statistics 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN700 LSS  Landscapes & Society 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN700 PPE  Philosophy, Politics and Economics 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN700 TSC  Social Sciences 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DN700  Archaeology - Social Sciences 

University College Dublin - UCD 

 
DT571  Social Care 

Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 

388 
DT572  Early Childhood Education 

Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 

380 
GY101  Arts - Archaeology 

NUI Galway 

300 
GY103  Arts (Public and Social Policy) 

NUI Galway 

316 
GY110  Arts with Childrens Studies 

NUI Galway 

389 
GY120  Arts (Child, Youth and Family: Policy and Practice) 

NUI Galway 

306 
GY121  Arts (Childrens Studies) 

NUI Galway 

348 
GY123  Applied Social Sciences 

NUI Galway 

359 
LM038  Psychology and Sociology 

University of Limerick - UL 

484 
LM102  Psychology 

University of Limerick - UL 

510 
LY906  Early Childhood Care, Health & Education 

Letterkenny Institute of Technology - LYIT 

128 
LY916  Health and Social Care 

Letterkenny Institute of Technology - LYIT 

128 
LY968  Early Childhood Care, Health and Education 

Letterkenny Institute of Technology - LYIT 

269 
MH101  Arts - Anthropology 

Maynooth University 

327 
MH102  Music Technology 

Maynooth University 

321 
MH107  Social Science 

Maynooth University 

366 
MH108  European Studies 

Maynooth University 

336 
MH109 MED  Media Studies 

Maynooth University 

327 
MH109 MTH  Media Technology 

Maynooth University 

331 
MH403  Accounting and Finance 

Maynooth University 

400 
MH404 BMA  Business and Management 

Maynooth University 

405 
MH404 MKT  Marketing 

Maynooth University 

405 
MH404 INB  International Business 

Maynooth University 

405 
MH405  Equine Business 

Maynooth University 

357 
MH407  Business and Accounting 

Maynooth University 

400 
MH411  Entrepreneurship 

Maynooth University 

356 
MH501  Law 

Maynooth University 

440 
MH502 LWA  Law and Accounting 

Maynooth University 

413 
MH502 LWB  Law and Business 

Maynooth University 

413 
MH502 LWC  Law and Criminology 

Maynooth University 

413 
MH502 LWD  Law and Arts 

Maynooth University 

413 
MH801  Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning (part time) 

Maynooth University 

356 
MI007  Early Childhood Care and Education 

Mary Immaculate College 

367 
MU001  Theology and Arts 

Pontifical University, St Patricks College 

301 
MU002  Theology 

Pontifical University, St Patricks College 

888 
PC404  Applied Social Studies in Social Care  

Carlow College 

TA025  Social Care Practice 

Institute of Technology Tallaght - ITT 

197