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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Course Code
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Duration
1 Year
Attendence

Course Description

Learners on the Level 5 course will be introduced to the fundamentals of making and repairing stringed and fretted musical instruments, both acoustic and electric. In year 1 learners will make there own mandolin. They will also learn specialist hand and machine craft skills in order to develop their creative abilities in this area. Learners who have an interest in music will find that they can enhance their skills by learning the rudiments of how instruments are made, stringed and generate sound. In the second year, learners will advance their skills in Musical Instrument Making and Design and will make an acoustic guitar.

Learners on the Level 5 course will be introduced to the fundamentals of making and repairing stringed and fretted musical instruments, both acoustic and electric. In year 1 learners will make there own mandolin. They will also learn specialist hand and machine craft skills in order to develop their creative abilities in this area. Learners who have an interest in music will find that they can enhance their skills by learning the rudiments of how instruments are made, stringed and generate sound. In the second year, learners will advance their skills in Musical Instrument Making and Design and will make an acoustic guitar.

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
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This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:

What will you study?

    Furniture Making 5N1275
    Computer Aided Design 5N1604
    Furniture Design
    Wood Finishing
    History of Furniture
    Combined Materials 5N0764
    Computer Numeric Control
    Communications 5N0690
    Information Technology
    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

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ACXXX 5M1981

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Further Research

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