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 Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

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The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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WD094
Architectural Technology

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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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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
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Architectural Technology concentrates on the science of building. Architectural Technologists become specialists in preparing detailed drawings and specifications for building projects. They work closely with architects and other members of the Design Team. 

It is a three year course which enables students to become competent in preparing construction drawings and specifications for complex building types. There is a strong emphasis on environmental studies ensuring awareness of energy saving measures in detailing and construction throughout the course.  Students are taught various computer software packages with an emphasis on the latest Building Information Modelling tools such as Autodesk Revit from first year. They explore various graphical presentation techniques, structures and construction systems as well as the principles guiding construction law and professional practice.

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WD094 - Architectural Technology
Waterford IT

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WD094 - Architectural Technology
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates from this course may find employment in fields such as: Architect’s office Government department or local authorities Commercial firms, for instance manufacturers or suppliers in the building industry Setting up a company in specialist areas



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