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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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CK101
Arts - Economics

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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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Economics involves the examination of questions such as how we get incomes and spend them, how prices are determined, how inflation arises, what causes employment to expand or contract, why countries are more or less prosperous. No previous knowledge of economics is assumed.

As part of an Arts degree, economics is one of four subjects you choose from a menu of subjects in first year. You continue with two of your chosen First Year subjects in second and third year. You may have an option to spend an additional year studying abroad.

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CK101 - Arts - Economics
University College Cork (NUI) - UCC

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CK101 - Arts - Economics
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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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.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
  6M3566  Drama
EPADT  5M5152  Theatre Production
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
  5M5162  Media Engineering
EPATP  5M5163  Theatre Performance
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
EPAMX  5M2011  Music
  6M0691  Software Development
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business
  5M5028  Applied Ecology
  5M5048  Creative Media
DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
DOREC  5M5148  Outdoor Sport and Recreation
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
EPXXX  5M2094  Photography
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
BCCOX  5M2071  Contact Centre Operations
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration


Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in any 4 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience
6N1946 - Work Experience
W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice
6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification.

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Economics provides a whole range of skills (analytical, problem-solving, computers, data handling, presentation and communication) and knowledge required by employers. Our teaching approach at UCC, with its emphasis on transformative education, will prepare you for the knowledge economy, the need for continual change and for life-long learning.

Graduates with Economics have traditionally gone into a wide variety of different types of jobs, including:
teaching
banking and finance
business consultancy
journalism



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