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 Fergus O'Connell from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

BioPharmachem Ireland

Read more

Fergus O'Connell
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.
Close

Creative?
Creative
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image
<
Back to CourseFinder

GC411
Business

Ed Zone

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.

Career Opportunities
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
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....
0 AQA

2017 Points

0

Change
N/A
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

This is a three year programme. Students take subjects that are common to the first two years of Higher Certificate in Business. This model gives students the flexibility to adjust their career choices if necessary.

Course Details header image

From College Website...
Go...
GC411 - Business
Griffith College. Dublin

From Qualifax...
Go...
GC411 - Business
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Entry Requirementsheader image

To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

QQI FET/FETAC Links header image

This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the listings page.

 

View Courses (Filtered by Career Sector)

 

Essential Module Requirements:
None

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

Career Progression header image



Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Business in Marketing Dublin Business School - DBS 
Event Management Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Business Studies - Marketing Griffith College Dublin 
Business in Marketing Dublin Business School - DBS 
Retail Management and Marketing Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Construction Management Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics (Part-Time) Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Business Studies and Polish Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Business Studies and Spanish Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Business National College of Ireland - NCI 
Business Studies - Entrepreneurship & Management IADT Institute of Art, Design + Technology 
Business (Psychology) Dublin Business School - DBS 
Management IT Tallaght 
International Business IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Management IT Tallaght 
Management Science and Information Systems Studies Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS) Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Business Studies and French Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Business Studies and German Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Business Studies and Russian Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Business - Common Entry IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
International Business IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Business Studies International Dublin City University - DCU 
Business Studies (with Work Placement) Dublin Business School - DBS 
Human Resource Management Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Global Business (Canada) Dublin City University - DCU 
Global Business Trinity College Dublin - TCD 
Business Analytics Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Business Studies (HRM) Griffith College Dublin 
International Business IT Tallaght 
Business (Common Entry) IT Tallaght 
International Business IT Tallaght 
Business Studies - Blended Griffith College Dublin 
Economics and Finance University College Dublin - UCD 
Business (Common Entry) IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Business Studies Independent Colleges 
Business Information Systems (Cloud Computing) Dublin Business School - DBS 
Business Studies ICD Business School 
Business Studies with Chinese ICD Business School 
Business Griffith College Dublin 
Business Dorset College 
Management of IT & IS - Online Flexible Learning Dublin City University - DCU 
Business CCT Dublin 
E-Commerce in Retailing Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Business National College of Ireland - NCI 
Business IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Business Studies Dublin City University - DCU 
Global Business (France) Dublin City University - DCU 
Global Business (Germany) Dublin City University - DCU 
Global Business (Spain) Dublin City University - DCU 
Gnů agus Gaeilge (Business & Irish) Dublin City University - DCU 
International Relations Dublin City University - DCU 
Business - Applied Entrepreneurship IADT Institute of Art, Design + Technology 
Arts Management IADT Institute of Art, Design + Technology 
Business in Information Technology Dublin Business School - DBS 
Business Studies Dublin Business School - DBS 
International Business American College 
Business and Information Technology IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Business IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Business IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Business and Information Technology IT Blanchardstown - ITB 
Business Studies Dublin Business School - DBS 
Business Dublin Business School - DBS 
Business Studies (Law) Dublin Business School - DBS 
Business Studies (Human Resource Management) Dublin Business School - DBS 
Commerce University College Dublin - UCD 
Commerce International University College Dublin - UCD 
Business and Management Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Business Computing Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Business Management Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
International Business and Languages Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT 
Business Studies Griffith College Dublin 
Business Griffith College Dublin 
Business Information Systems National College of Ireland - NCI 
12of 2 


Download our
Leaving Cert
Points Calculator

and Course Search App pointsCalcImage

Download our Points Calculator on the app store
Download CAOCalc+ on the google paly store

CAO Toolbox

15
CAO CourseFinder CAO CourseFinder 
New Courses New Courses 
Restricted Courses Restricted Courses 
Points Calculator Points Calculator 
CAO Course Worksheet CAO Course Worksheet 
Alert Lists Alert Lists 
CAO Handbook CAO Handbook 
CAO Website CAO Website 
CAO Video Guide CAO Video Guide 
CAO and STEM Careers CAO and STEM Careers 
Key Dates 2017-18 Key Dates 2017-18 
Access to College - HEAR Access to College - HEAR 
Access to College - DARE Access to College - DARE 
CAO - Application Trends CAO - Application Trends 
Course Choice Checklist (pdf) Course Choice Checklist (pdf) 

Career Guidance