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Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.
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CW006
Business Studies (Wexford)

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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This two-year certificate programme provides an academic qualification for anyone interested in a career in business and management. The Higher Certificate in Business equips students with a broad skill-base, ensuring graduates will have a wide range of career options. The programme provides students with a basic business foundation covering core subjects such as: financial accounting; economics; management; marketing and law.

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At certificate level, graduates will be qualified to work as: trainee manager; personal assistant; accounts assistant; customer services assistant; bank official; sales representative and other similar roles.



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