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Auditor

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Claire Hanrahan

The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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Social Care - HND

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Inchicore College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This Higher National Diploma is a qualification that has been developed to prepare people for employment in Social Care. It is a particularly useful qualification for those intending to pursue higher education in Social Work, Applied Social Studies, Sociology and Psychology through non-traditional routes.

This is a two year full-time course. Each week students must attend the College for four days of tuition in first year three days in second year. On the remaining days students must fulfil extensive work placement requirements. Placements are normally organised by the student, with the support of the Course Director.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Communicating in Health and Social Care
Principles of Practice
Personal and Professional Development Part 1
Working in Partnership
Social Policy
Psychology in Health and Care
Social Context of Health and Social Care
Understanding Specific Needs
Research part 1

Year 2:
Health and Safety
Research Part Two
Community Development
Health Promotion for Individuals
Supporting Significant Life Events
Developing Counselling Skills
Contemporary Issues in Health and Care
Personal and Professional
Development Part Two
Understanding the Learning Process
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.

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