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Farm Manager - Dry Stock

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Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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Nursing Studies

Course Code(s):  5M4349 CS01
QQI Award Code:  5M4349 Nursing Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4349 CS01
QQI Award Code 5M4349 Nursing Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is structured to provide a foundation in the theory and practice of health science for learners with potential for academic progression routes in nursing and related health studies in Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland and the UK.

This Nursing Studies course combines a range of modules that provides learners with a realistic experience of the academic demands of studying nursing/health related courses at third level. As part of the course a three week work experience will be completed which learners arrange in a health care setting.

What will you Study?

Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749
Care Provision and Practice 5N2705
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390

Options:
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Social Studies 5N1370
Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
Activities of Living Patient Care 5N3707
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHSN 5M4349

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Further Research

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