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.
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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If you are interested in working with women, their newborn babies and their families during pregnancy and childbirth, midwifery is a good career choice.
Midwives provide the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period. They conduct deliveries, and offer care for the newborn infant.
Alongside acquiriing the foundational knowledge and skills required for midwifery students also have clinical placements in each year. These take place within the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin and in other healthcare institutions.
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.
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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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Successful completion of your degree entitles you to register as a Registered Midwife (RM) with The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
On registration, numerous career opportunities are available to you in both hospital and community settings in Ireland and abroad, including Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
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