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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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  Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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GA885
Outdoor Education (Castlebar)

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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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4 Years
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This four year programme contains a mix of academic study and training in adventure sports. You will work towards National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications in a range of adventure sports while building experience in implementing educational and adventure tourism programmes. 

You will build an understanding of the developmental role of outdoor education and explore and examine the Irish landscape, heritage and ecology. 

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GA885 - Outdoor Education (Castlebar)
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GA885 - Outdoor Education (Castlebar)
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Three Distinctions

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Graduates will find employment as instructors, managers and field studies officers in outdoor education centres and other organisations offering adventure sports, adventure tourism and environmental education.

There are employment opportunities within educational organisations and youth services as facilitators, youth development officers and managers. Many youth and community organisations incorporate outdoor education as part of their developmental programmes. There are also opportunities in the area of rural development, countryside recreation and eco-tourism. 



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