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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 Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:
I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).
To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.
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|QQI Award Code:||5M2786 Community Care|
|QQI Award Code||5M2786 Community Care|
This course is aimed at students who want to work as Special Needs Assistants in Primary Schools or to work in Social Care.
The learner will gain knowledge, skills and the competence to work under supervision and independently in a range of educational and social settings. It can also be a stepping stone into our Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care programme or into Degree Programmes in Ireland through our college linkages and the CAO system.
Care Provision and Practice 5N2705
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Work Experience 5N1356
Special Needs Assisting 5N1786
Child Development 5N1764
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
Social Studies 5N1370
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:
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