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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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TL781
Social Care

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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Social care practitioners work in a wide variety of settings with a wide variety of people: children and adolescents in residential care, people with learning or physical disabilities, the homeless, people with alcohol/ drug dependency, families in the community, older people or recent immigrants to Ireland. This programme is delivered through a blend of lectures, workshops and two full semesters of off-site, supervised practice placementSocial studies examines  the past and current behaviour of individuals and societies. It predicts possible future human behaviour through the study of subjects such as economics, geography, politics and psychology. This knowledge can then be used to try to improve the lives of people.

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TL781 - Social Care
IT Tralee

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TL781 - Social Care
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Due to the broad range of areas covered on the programme, there are a wide variety of career opportunities for graduates, in both the public and the voluntary sector. Areas include residential care, outreach, alcohol/ drug dependency, family support, community care, older people, juvenile justice and community childcare services.

Graduates also work as carers of children with special needs, carers of adults with special needs and/or behavioural difficulties. Community care workers are involved in providing outreach and family support services for children and adults living at home. Career options exist in a variety of settings, including the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the substantial voluntary and community sectors.



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