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We asked Damien Mason from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Damien Mason

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Damien Mason

If you are really interested in people and have good interpersonal skills, you will find this job very rewarding.

Like a lot of jobs, you will not be using all the theoretical knowledge you gained in University or College, but you will develop significant management potential and the environment is stimulating and rewarding.

As an engineer, you will probably spend about 50% of your time in the office, and the other 50% out in the plant.

You should also expect that you may be asked if you are willing to travel abroad. This would be very attractive to most people, and a definite means to gain great experience, but it may not suit everyone.

You should ideally be a balanced person, someone with a good deal of technical knowledge, but also a good ability to deal with people.

Responsibility and challenges will be given to you from day one, and if you can handle the pressure, you will gain more and more responsibilities, ultimately leading you to gain invaluable experience, and undoubtedly onto a successful management position.

With the global nature of ICL's parent company CRH, this could be yours in Ireland or one of many countries worldwide.

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CK116
Sports Studies and Physical Education

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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.

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This course studies the theory and practice of sport coaching studies and teaching in second level education. Students specialise in the training of two sports, and also take one academic subject from a range of options.

The course qualifies students to teach physical education and a specialist subject at second level institutions.

Applicants are expected to have proven themselves in a recognised sport, and have participated at an advanced level in schools or elsewhere.

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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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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
DSDCX    Sport Development
  6M5147  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise


Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in 4 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience
6N1946 - Work Experience
W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice
6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification which must include three of the following modules:
D20001 - Anatomy & Physiology
or L20198 - Anatomy and Physiology for Leisure
or 5N0749 - Anatomy and Physiology
20021 - Sport & Recreation Studies
D20123 - Health Related Fitness
D20160 - Exercise & Fitness
or 5N2668 - Exercise and Fitness
N4648 - Sports Anatomy and Physiology
N2667 - Sport and Recreation Studies
N2006 - Nutrition
N4665 - Sports Psychology
or N32979 - Sports Psychology
N32980 - Sports Coaching
N32981 - Sports Community Development
6N4651 - Sports Nutrition
N32979 - Sports Psychology

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Careers as sports coach, teach their specialist subject in second level schools in Ireland.



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