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|►||The Importance of Knowing Yourself|
|►||Exploring Education Options|
|►||Looking for Work|
|►||Growing your Career|
|►||Where to find Professional Advice|
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 Brian Howard from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:
This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.
Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.
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|►||Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences|
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|►||The Irish Education System|
|►||School & College Education|
|►||Government Upskilling Initiatives|
|►||Guide to Studying Abroad|
|►||Studying in the UK|
|►||Studying in Europe|
|►||Studying in the USA|
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|Galway Technical Institute|
|Blackrock Further Education Institute|
|Drogheda Institute of Further Education|
|Wednesday 31 May|
|Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute - Visual Design Exhibition|
|Wednesday 31 May|
|Pearse College of Further Education - Interview Day|
|Wednesday 31 May|
|Rathmines College of Further Education - Interview Day|
|Saturday 10 June|
|University College Dublin - UCD - UCD Festival|
|Saturday 10 June|
|National College of Art and Design - NCAD - NCAD 2017 Show (June 10th - 18th)|
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|►||The Changing World of Work|
|►||Career Stories from around Ireland|
|►||Types of Employment|
|►||Changing Career Direction|
|►||Starting Your Own Business|
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.
This programme prepares students for a career in the construction industry. It is designed for those who wish to work as quantity surveyors and economic advisors/managers in the construction industry or as building development co-ordinators and managers.
Students will gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the framework within which the construction industry operates, namely the technical, economic, legal, financial, managerial and administrative framework. They will also have gained a detailed knowledge and understanding of the specialised areas of cost and value management, tender documentation, procurement, construction administration and management.
They will have gained the ability to manage their own learning, in order that they may act in their employment in variable and unfamiliar contexts, and to do so with a clear understanding of the professional and ethical issues involved.
|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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Quantity Surveyors are engaged in private practice as partners or employees in professional firms. They may also work for building/civil engineering contractors or sub-contractors. In addition there are Quantity Surveyors employed in government departments, semi-state bodies and public authorities.
Job titles may include quantity surveyor, construction cost consultant or commercial manager. While the name may vary, the job is the same.
Graduates normally enter the job market as Graduate Quantity Surveyors who can work for general contractors, subcontractors, private practice consultants, local authorities or any employer that manages costs that are related to new building, civil engineering project, mechanical and electrical installations, oil or gas industry or refurbishment projects.
The common theme is that they seek to minimise costs while creating quality projects. Graduates of this programme are very versatile with transferable skills who can enter into a variety of complimentary careers, such as, loss adjusting, legal profession, project management and property management to name a few.
|Tuesday 27 June|
|Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT - DIT Hospitality Management and Tourism Live Q and A|
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This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
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