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We asked Oisin McGrath from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

Oisin McGrath

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

Defence Forces

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Oisin McGrath

If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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Newport College - St Josephs

Newport College - St Josephs
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2208
QQI Award Code 5M2208 Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

What will you Study?

Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Design Skills
Drawing 5N1862
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Communications 5N0690
Drawing 5N1862
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
Combined Materials 5N0764
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