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Clinical Nurse Manager 2

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I would advise having a degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Professional training in nursing is necessary in order to understand patient care and what standards are required to provide quality care in an acute hospital setting.

One would also have to understand the value of planning, implementing and evaluating work practices in order to get the best out of employees. The person coming into the job would need to be patient, able to negotiate and work under pressure, as well as work on their own initiative.

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SG134
Recreation and Leisure (incl Business Skills)

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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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This programme is a fusion of business related disciplines with recreation and leisure. Students acquire skills in teaching, skills development and team and personal coaching across a broad range of indoor and outdoor leisure and sporting activities. Students will also acquire competencies in core business areas, with a strong emphasis on interpersonal skills, team working and customer service skills. Community engagement forms a strong part of this programme; students will have the opportunity to apply their teaching and coaching skills through our well-established links with local primary schools and other organisations.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

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Graduates enjoy career opportunities in sports facility operations, sport development, health promotion and instruction, teaching, coaching, business and marketing.



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