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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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Engineering Technology

Course Code(s):  5M2061
QQI Award Code:  5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. Kevin's College Crumlin

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2061
QQI Award Code 5M2061 Engineering Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The overall aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to safely utilise a range of techniques and processes to solve engineering related challenges, to work independently and under supervision in a range of applied engineering contexts and or to progress to further and or higher education and training.

What will you Study?

Communications 5N0690
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608
Engineering Workshop Theory 5N2136
Mathematics 5N1833
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Physics 5N1460
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
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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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
CENGT 5M2061

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Further Research

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Mechanic   Ceramics Technologist  
Printer   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Glassmaker   Toolmaker  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Textile Machinery Technician  
Carton maker   Bookbinder (Craft)  
Ergonomist   Acoustic Consultant  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Welder  
Industrial Insulator   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Colour Technologist   Engineer - Chemical  
Metallurgist   Materials Technician  
Computer Assembly Technician   Engineer - Electrical Control  
Engineer - Mechatronics   Engineer - Photonics  
Engineer - Electrical   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Telecommunications   Engineer - Automation  
Engineer - Automotive   Auto Electrician  
Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson   Electronics Service Engineer  
Electronics/Electrical Draughtsperson   Engineering Technician - Electronics  
Telecommunications Technician   Office Equipment Service Technician  
Engineering Technician - Electrical    Engineer - Design & Development  
Technical Service Agent   Domestic Appliance Service Technician  
Electrical Power Plant Operator   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Engineer - Sports   Naval Architect  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Engineer - Aeronautical / Aerospace  
Process Development Scientist   Engineer - Mechanical  
Engineer - Manufacturing   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
Patternmaker   Manufacturing Technician  
Army Apprentice   Engineering Craft Machinist  
Horologist   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Polymer Technician   Machinist - Manufacturing  
Engineer - Yield Analysis   Blacksmith  
Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater   Refrigeration Craftsperson  
Mechanic / Automotive Technician   Engineer - Nuclear  
Air Corps Apprentice   Aircraft Mechanic  
Naval Service Cadet - Engineering   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Engineer - Polymer   Engineer - Quality  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.