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I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.

I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.
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Childcare including Special Needs

Course Code(s):  5M2009
QQI Award Code:  5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2009
QQI Award Code 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to pursue a career in Childcare. It also prepares students to work with young children in a variety of childcare settings. It is suitable for both school leavers and for mature students seeking a formal qualification.

What will you Study?

Child Development 5N1764
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Communications 5N0690
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
Special Needs Assisting 5N1786
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Work Experience 5N1356
Child Health and Wellbeing 5N1765
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHSC 5M2009

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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