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We asked Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:
I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.
The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.
As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.
Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.
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|Course Code(s):||5M1985 FA5|
|QQI Award Code:||5M1985 Art|
|Course Code||5M1985 FA5|
|QQI Award Code||5M1985 Art|
This is a one year, full-time programme that enables students to express their artistic potential through a variety of artistic traditions and methods. From their own personal studio space, students learn about ideas generation and problem solving methods to develop the initiative and confidence to make art.
Combined Materials 5N0764
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design 5N0755
Photographic Techniques 5N1538
Problem Solving 5N1615
Work Experience 5N1356
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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