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I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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LC221
Business (Accounting and Finance)

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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This programme will provide you with a thorough knowledge of theory and methods used in all Accounting & Finance sectors, preparing you for further professional accountancy qualifications. You will learn accountancy themes supported by the study of foundation subjects, including: Economics, Management, Marketing, Law, and Information Technology. As a graduate of this two-year programme, you will have the skills to work at an accounting technician level in the business field.

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When you graduate with the Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting & Finance you will have acquired a solid foundation in the basics of the finance function. As this programme combines business and accounting subjects, career opportunities for graduates are most likely to be in the accounting departments of organisations or in other business positions, where knowledge of accounting is a requirement or an asset.

Typical roles you could expect to secure include: bookkeeper, payroll clerk, credit controller, purchase ledger clerk and assistant accountant. Graduates who continue their studies and gain suitable work experience can look forward to advancement to management positions.



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