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Elaine MacDonald

Psychologist - Clinical

St. Michael's House

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Make sure you are willing to go the full distance in terms of the time needed to train as a Clinical Psychologist – it’s typically at least six years academic study, and invariably this period is interspersed with work in a relevant field.

Do be as confident as you can that you’re happy being a “listener” and “observer”, as you will spend significant amounts of time in your work life as a Clinical Psychologist being in this role, as well as being in the “do-er” role and being in the limelight.

To have a good ‘fit’ with this career you’ll need to be happy working with people – as individuals on a one to one basis, with groups (e.g. families), and as part of a team in the workplace.

You need to have a good attention to detail as the job needs good observation skills, record keeping, and organisation skills.

Be prepared for learning and self-development to be on-going for the whole of your career because, as a Clinical Psychologist, you’ll be learning and using techniques and intervention approaches that are being constantly developed, and be working in accordance with policies and laws that are also constantly evolving.

The last piece of advice I’d give to someone considering this job is to be as sure as you can that you feel comfortable and even excited at the prospect of your career revolving around people and groups with all the varied, diverse, and unpredictable rewards and challenges that this brings!

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Auctioneering, Estate Agency & Valuations

Course Code(s):  5M2102 AEV
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2102 AEV
QQI Award Code 5M2102 Business Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Are you intrigued by the dynamic nature of the property market? Do you have a confident, outgoing personality and good communication skills? Are you skilled in the art of negotiation? Then why not consider a career in auctioneering and estate agency!

With the upsurge in the Irish property and rental market, there is a demand for qualified estate agents, property valuers and property managers. This course will give you the foundation to build a career in this vibrant sector.

What will you Study?

Estate Agency Practice
Valuation
Applied Economics 5N1350
Business Law 5N2091
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Database Methods 5N0783
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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