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Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

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Art Portfolio Preparation

Course Code(s):  5M1985
QQI Award Code:  5M1985 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Chathail Naofa

Colaiste Chathail Naofa
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1985
QQI Award Code 5M1985 Art
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This programme is specifically aimed at those who intend to apply to 3rd level art colleges in order to pursue a career in Art, Craft or Design. It is an intensive core year suited to those who wish to explore their skills in a range of art disciplines, allowing them to develop their own identity and style. This course prides itself on its success, whilst creating a positive enjoyable atmosphere, under the direction of highly experienced tutors and artists who base their teaching on their own practice. Course includes gallery visits and an optional cultural trip and the course will culminate in a group exhibition of students work.

What will you Study?

Painting 5N1302
Drawing 5N1862
Ceramics 5N0759
Combined Materials 5N0764
Sculpture 5N1918
Printmaking 5N1373
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Art Appreciation
Design
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AAXXX 5M1985

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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