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 Elaine MacDonald from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Elaine MacDonald

Psychologist - Clinical

St. Michael's House

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Elaine MacDonald

Make sure you are willing to go the full distance in terms of the time needed to train as a Clinical Psychologist – it’s typically at least six years academic study, and invariably this period is interspersed with work in a relevant field.

Do be as confident as you can that you’re happy being a “listener” and “observer”, as you will spend significant amounts of time in your work life as a Clinical Psychologist being in this role, as well as being in the “do-er” role and being in the limelight.

To have a good ‘fit’ with this career you’ll need to be happy working with people – as individuals on a one to one basis, with groups (e.g. families), and as part of a team in the workplace.

You need to have a good attention to detail as the job needs good observation skills, record keeping, and organisation skills.

Be prepared for learning and self-development to be on-going for the whole of your career because, as a Clinical Psychologist, you’ll be learning and using techniques and intervention approaches that are being constantly developed, and be working in accordance with policies and laws that are also constantly evolving.

The last piece of advice I’d give to someone considering this job is to be as sure as you can that you feel comfortable and even excited at the prospect of your career revolving around people and groups with all the varied, diverse, and unpredictable rewards and challenges that this brings!

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CK301
Law (Pathways)

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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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A Law Pathways student at UCC can elect to graduate in three years with a BCL degree, a comprehensive law degree that ensures a critical understanding of the fundamentals of irish and International law, together with exposure to a range of interesting elective areas of legal study. Alternatively, a Law Pathways student can apply for a four year degree path which will include one or two semesters on either a work or study abroad placement. Students will develop a strong foundation in legal research and writing, advocacy and legal reasoning.

The BCL (Clinical) includes a placement for at least one semester in a professional environment, including with law firms, NGO’s and regulatory bodies.

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. 5M18519 Film and Television Production
. 6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks
. 6M18534 Film and Television Production
. 6M2115 Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
. 6M2218 Social and Vocational Integration
. 6M2263 Inclusive Education and Training
. 6M2382 Telecommunications Access Networks Technology
. 6M3115 Information, Advice and Advocacy
ECDEV. 6M3674 Community Development
AAAXX. 6M3618 Arts Administration
EPHOT. 6M3732 Photography
. 6M4385 Retail Management
. 6M4749 Leisure Facility Supervisory Management
BMANX. 6M4587 Management
. 6M4978 Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
BALBX. 6M4985 Business
. 6M5012 Tourism with Business
. 6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
. 6M5130 Media Production
. 6M5149 Broadcasting
. 5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
. 5M0529 Software Development
. 5M0528 Media Production
DCXXX. 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
EPAXX. 5M5151 Performing Arts
EPAAX. Performing Arts Administration
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DSACX. School Age Childcare
CETXX. Electronic Technology
CITXX. Information Technology
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