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Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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CI104
Childhood and Adolescent Care and Practice (Limerick)

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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.

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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 B.A (Hons) in Childhood and Adolescent Studies is specifically designed for those who want to develop skills to work at managerial level in the childcare and adolescent sector. This programme provides a balance between the theoretical and practical elements of working with children and young adolescents. The fields of childcare and adolescent care and practice have been integrated within one dynamic programme and it is envisaged that graduates will increase their employment potential  on completion of this programme due to the varied sectors they will be qualified to work in  as professional practitioners.

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Employment potential for graduates can be viewed across the complete spectrum of occupations within the child and adolescent care sectors. A range of established as well as new professions are engaged in the provision of professional care to children and adolescents, including schools, crèches, statutory organisations, non-governmental agencies and the social work sector, among others.



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