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Edel Butler

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Irish Tax Institute

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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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Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2154
QQI Award Code 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The course offers a detailed and exciting exploration of Irish history, archaeology, folklore and the arts. It offers a series of informative lectures combined with an extensive series of field-trips one day per week. The access programme is particularly suited to mature applicants.

What will you Study?

Archaeology 5N0762
Folklore and Ethnology 5N1274
Local History Studies 5N1296
Literary, Visual and Performing Arts 5N2465
Cultural and Social History 5N0780
Irish Cultural and Heritage Resources 5N1293
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ECHSX 5M2154

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Sample Careers

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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.
Classic Arts, Languages & Culture
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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