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We asked Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

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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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GA777
Agricultural and Environmental Management (Mountbellew)

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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 HETAC 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 provides you with a range of specialised skills ideal for employment in the agriculture and environmental sectors.

The programme is very hands-on with considerable time allocated to the development of practical laboratory skills and IT skills. 

This course covers general agribusiness, which studies animal production, computer applications, communications, science and mathematics for agriculture, farm business management, and agricultural mechanisation.

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GA777 - Agricultural and Environmental Management (Mountbellew)
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GA777 - Agricultural and Environmental Management (Mountbellew)
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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 be able to work in such areas as: 

  • Environmental Management 
  • Applied Ecology
  • Agriculture 
  • Agri business
  • Agri Foods 


Graduates of this prgramme will also meet the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine educational qualification requirements for FAS / GLAS Advisors. 




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