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We asked Richard Storey from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

Richard Storey

Shift Manager

McDonald's

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Richard Storey

The initial couple of days can be tough as you are in training and it can make people rethink about working here, but I would have to say persevere, as there are rewards at the end of the tunnel.

McDonald's put their people first and never leave them doing the same job all the time. To work in McDonald's you requires patience, a good personality with a willingness to learn something new everyday.

Showing an interest in other peoples interests would help as you have to work as a team so interpersonal skills are ESSENTIAL!!

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Architectural Technology & Design Year 2

Course Code(s):  6M4989 CI062AT
QQI Award Code:  6M4989 Architectural Technology and Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4989 CI062AT
QQI Award Code 6M4989 Architectural Technology and Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a follow-on course from any of the following FETAC/QQI level 5 courses available at Cavan Institute (or elsewhere), such as Architectural Technology and Design (Year 1), Sustainable Energy and Construction Technology, Interior Architecture or 3D Design and Graphics.

It will enable students to gain advanced architectural technology and design skills. Students gain hands-on experience in the use of the latest technologies, including Autodesk Architectural Desktop and Graphisoft ArchiCAD.

What will you Study?

Architectural Drawing and Presentation 6N4908
Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) 6N3652
Building Technology and Design 6N4909
Design Skills 6N3446
Architectural Model Making 5N1558
Mathematics 6N3395
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Communications 6N1950
Work Experience 6N1946
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AATDX 6M4989

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Building, Construction & Property
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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