Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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Mechatronic Engineer

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I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Beauty Therapy

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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The full time Beauty Therapy course started in September 2002. Our Salon is equipped to the highest standard with no shortage of resources within the Beauty Therapy Department. Each year we accept a maximum of 20 students, the teachers at the college spare no effort in pursuit of excellence. A high level of self discipline and a strong work ethic is important for the success of students.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Electrical Epilation
Waxing
Nail Treatments
After First Year all students are qualified to work

Year 2:
Skin Treatments
Facial Electrical
Body Therapy

Part-time courses also available as follows:
Waxing
Electrical Epilation
Nail Treatments
Skin Treatments
Body Therapy
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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