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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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GC435
Computing

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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2017 Points

118

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On this course, you’ll cover the full range of software development topics. You will have an opportunity to use what you learn by developing software systems by yourself and as part of a team.

This course focuses on software development, systems development, desktop systems, computer architecture, management studies and mathematics. The course has a very practical emphasis. 

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GC435 - Computing
Griffith College. Dublin

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GC435 - Computing
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Many possible careers in the different sectors of the rapidly expanding information technology industry such as junior programmers, work in construction, testing and implementation of software, technical support provision, computer networking, database design, computer sales.



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