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Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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CK102
Social Science

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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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3 Years
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This degree is suited to people interested in social issues. It provides a grounding in Social Science, the umbrella term for academic disciplines that focus on society and human behaviour. The BSocSc is concerned with human, political, economic and social relations that shape the world we live in. Approaching social phenomena from different standpoints helps develop critical perspectives on issues such as: poverty and exclusion culture identity community family, equality and social justice globalisation and the environment Social policy is a core subject on this degree, the study of which incorporates key debates about human and societal wellbeing and how basic needs are met.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
DCHCC. 5M2786 Community Care
ECDXX. 5M3050 Community Development
ELAXX. 5M3114 General Studies
DCHSX. 5M4468 Community Health Services
EYXXX. 5M4732 Youth Work
DCXXX. 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
EASSX. 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
ECAXX. Community Arts
ECDEV. 6M3674 Community Development
EETXX. 5M3635 Education and Training
. 5M1761 Intellectual Disability Practice
DCHSC. 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
ELESX. 5M2073 Language and European Studies
ECHSX. 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
DHSXX. 5M4339 Healthcare Support
DCHSN. 5M4349 Nursing Studies
BSMSX. Supervisory Management Skills
. 6M4978 Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
. 6M3115 Information, Advice and Advocacy
. 6M2263 Inclusive Education and Training


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.

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Courses Entry Requirements QQI (FETAC) Flexi-Options For Guidance Counsellors For Parents Admissions Policies What Will it Cost? How Do I Apply? FAQs Contacts Live Q&A Archives Course Description Why Choose This Course? Social Science Unique Aspects of the Course Skills and Careers Information The degree does not provide a professional qualification but acts as a gateway to a range of postgraduate opportunities in areas such as: social work occupational therapy speech and language therapy planning and sustainable development community and youth work social policy and social research criminology teaching marketing and management journalism



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