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Richard Storey

Shift Manager

McDonald's

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  Richard Storey

The initial couple of days can be tough as you are in training and it can make people rethink about working here, but I would have to say persevere, as there are rewards at the end of the tunnel.

McDonald's put their people first and never leave them doing the same job all the time. To work in McDonald's you requires patience, a good personality with a willingness to learn something new everyday.

Showing an interest in other peoples interests would help as you have to work as a team so interpersonal skills are ESSENTIAL!!

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Fine Art - HND

Course Code(s):  KC KD
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code KC KD
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is reflective of current practice in the fine art world. It is led by tutors who maintain their own practice. Year one involves learners developing and refining their existing skills in drawing, painting, printing, and ceramics.

Learners are introduced to new concepts, methods and processes through tuition in the form of workshops and demonstrations. In the second year learners, while still engaging with teachers, are encouraged to develop a more selfdirected approach.

What will you Study?

Year 1: HNC
Visual Communication in Art and Design
Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
Fine Art Painting
Fine Art Printmaking
Fine Art Ceramics
Drawing in Fine Art
Commissioned Art Work
Professional Practice in Art and Design

Year 1: HND
Digital Image Creation and Development
Personal Development through Drawing
Critical Study in Art and Design
Ideas in Context
Management of Art Exhibitions
Site Specific Fine Art
Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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