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Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

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CK302
Law and French

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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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4 Years
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BCL (Law and French) allows you to study law and French at the same time in a joint honours degree. You can then become a lawyer with specific linguistic skills.

Over the course of four years, you will take modules in law and French. You will graduate with a degree in both. This means you can progress further towards a career in law, or you can pursue a career in linguistics, translation or teaching.

Most of our graduates combine these two sets of skills and become lawyers with a unique linguistic ability. They often go on to work abroad in international or EU firms and institutions.

Year 3 is spent abroad, studying law entirely through the medium of French at French or Canadian law schools: Paris X, Strasbourg, Rennes, Lyon III, Montpellier and Montréal.

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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
  5M0528  Media Production
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
  5M18294  Office Informatics
  5M18518  Media Production
  5M18519  Film and Television Production
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
AGDXX  5M1995  Graphic Design
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
CSSXX  5M2110  Security Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
ADESX  5M2208  Design
  5M2767  Logistics and Distribution
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
  5M5028  Applied Ecology
  5M5048  Creative Media
DOREC  5M5148  Outdoor Sport and Recreation
  5M5151  Performing Arts
  5M5162  Media Engineering
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
  6M0691  Software Development
  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
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development
EPHOT  6M3732  Photography
  6M4385  Retail Management
BMANX  6M4587  Management
  6M4749  Leisure Facility Supervisory Management
  6M4978  Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
CSOAX  6M4980  Security Operations
BALBX  6M4985  Business

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 which must include 5N1623 - French
or 6N2399 - French
(or H3 in LC French).

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The combined qualification makes it an attractive qualification in the employment market. Careers in Solicitor/Barrister, Investment Manager, Company Taxation.

To become a legal professional, it is normal to pass examinations set by the Law Society of Ireland. 

Our current graduates are working in various law firms in Ireland and abroad, as well as in UN and EU institutions.



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