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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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AS004
Education, Home Economics and Economics - with concurrent Teacher Education

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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 QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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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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This programme consists of three main elements: Home Economics, Education and Economics. 

The study of Home Economics includes the interrelated areas of Food Studies, Textiles, Fashion, Design and Family Resource Management. The scientific components underpinning these disciplines include; Art & Design; Physics, Chemistry, Food Science, Microbiology are integrated across all years of the programme.

The Economics elective extends over the first four years of the programme with core modules in the following areas; Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economics of European Integration, Irish Economy, The Political Economy of Food and Contemporary Issues in Economics.

In order to qualify to teach, students must progress into Stage 5 which carries the award Professional Master of Education (P.M.E.) at NFQ Level 9.

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AS004 - Education, Home Economics and Economics - with concurrent Teacher Education
St. Angela's College Sligo

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AS004 - Education, Home Economics and Economics - with concurrent Teacher Education
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Graduates of this programme are qualified to teach Home Economics and Economics at all levels in the post-primary sector.

In order to qualify to teach, students must progress into Stage 5 which carries the award Professional Master of Education (P.M.E.) at NFQ Level 9.

Students do not have to compete for a place in the fifth stage. However, students must reach the required standard of H2.2 after Stage 4 before they can progress into Stage 5.

Graduates are provided with a professional and academic qualification which enables them to also pursue careers in a wide range of fields including; Education, Home Economics, Food, Textiles, Applied Science and Economics. In addition, those with an honours degree have the option to pursue further studies at Postgraduate, Masters and PhD levels.



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