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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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DT259
Biosciences

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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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The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with the necessary skills for employment as technicians/technologists or scientific personnel in the fields of Biotechnology and Biosciences. The 1st year of the programme will provide a solid foundation in Biology, Chemistry, Physics with the 2nd year focusing on the core subject areas of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology and Microbiology.

The final year of the programme builds on these core subjects, together with Biotechnology and specialised Bio-Industry focused modules of Nutraceuticals and Research Methods and Applications, which are key developmental topics for graduates. The programme is offered on a modular basis.

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DT259 - Biosciences
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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
CENGT  5M2061  Engineering Technology
CASAC  5M2768  AnimalCare
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CCTXX    Control Technology
CELTX    Electronic Technology

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Graduates of this programme are qualified to gain employment in many diverse fields of Biological Science as technicians/technologists in Biomedical, Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. Graduates also avail of career opportunities in State or third level Research Laboratories.

Candidates with good grades who wish to progress academically are eligible to apply for entry to the Level 8 (Honours) degree BSc in Bio-molecular Science (DT226A) offered by the DIT or elsewhere in Higher Education.



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