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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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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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CK114
Youth and Community Work - Mature Applicants only

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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 HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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Social studies (or social science) refers to the study of the various fields which explore past, current, and future human behaviour and interactions. It covers topics such as economics, politics, geography, psychology, and sociology .

This course is for mature students only. Students who are aged 23 or over on first of January on the year of application.

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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
  6M2263  Inclusive Education and Training
  6M3115  Information, Advice and Advocacy
  6M4978  Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
BSMSX    Supervisory Management Skills
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ECAXX    Community Arts
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work

Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in any 4 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification.

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Entry to the first year of this programme is available on a competitive basis to students who achieve a minimum of 4 Distinctions (i.e. greater than 80%) from any of the FETAC Level 5 or Level 6 programmes listed
Applicants must have reached 21 years of age on or before 1st January of the year of proposed entry
Applicants should have the equivalent of at least one years experience, either paid of voluntary, in the youth/community/voluntary sector.
Interview will be used as an additional mechanism

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