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The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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GA473
Civil Engineering

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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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Civil engineering includes the planning, designing, construction, and maintenance of structures, and altering geography to suit human needs. This may include the construction of railroads, dams, bridges, tunnels, or buildings.

The course covers a range of modules including Structural Design, Land Surveying, Hydraulics, Soil Mechanics, Construction Technology, Management Practices & Procedures and Communication Skills.


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GA473 - Civil Engineering
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GA473 - Civil Engineering
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates will have the ability to take responsibility at a higher technician/middle management level with engineering projects either in a design office or on a construction site. The most common areas of employment are with civil engineering consultancies and local authorities where most of the work is office-based but with opportunities to spend time on site as well, and with civil and building contractors, where most of the work is site-based. 



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