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.

We asked Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Keith Hayes

Ambulance / Paramedic

Health Service Executive

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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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Youthwork

Course Code(s):  5M4732
QQI Award Code:  5M4732 Youth Work
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Kerry College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M4732
QQI Award Code 5M4732 Youth Work
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This exciting programme is designed to provide an education for people seeking initial training in youth work and community work and those with some experience who wish to undertake structured training to develop and consolidate their skills. An interesting feature of this programme is its variety of workshops.

What will you Study?

Understanding Youthwork 5N1366
Young People and Society 5N2002
Working with Young People
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Social Studies 5N1370
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Word Processing 5N1358
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Workshops
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