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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 Lisa Kelly from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:
Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.
Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.
Research the career thoroughly and arrange to speak with a speech and language therapist to discuss the job further.
Think about the personal characteristics mentioned below that are important for the job and think about whether you possess these characteristics
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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.
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.
Dispensing opticians play a vital role in providing the best low vision aid for partially sighted patients and the best fitting frame and lens design for children. Subsequent to further qualification they may fit contact lenses. Students are also introduced to the fundamentals of optical practice management.
Students learn how to take facial and frame measurements, make spectacle adjustment and repairs, order lenses from prescription houses, check frames and lenses to ensure they meet the required specifications. Students will also learn about different lens designs such as bifocals and progressive lenses and they learn about coatings and tints.
Each year of this programme is split into two semesters. The first two years of the programme are delivered in the laboratories and classrooms at Kevin St. The third year of the programme is a structured work placement.
|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.
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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The vast majority of newly qualified Dispensing Opticians enter practice as employees of other Dispensing Opticians/Optometrists. Eventually they may decide to enter partnership agreements or become self-employed as practice owners.
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This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
|Customer Services Manager|
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|Technical Sales Representative - Telecoms|
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|Dentist - General|
|Doctor / GP|
|Obstetrician / Gynaecologist|
|Podiatrist / Chiropodist|
|Psychologist - Clinical|
|Radiologist - Diagnostic|
|Radiologist - Radiation Therapist|