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Tracey Roche

Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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Tracey Roche

3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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Applied Social Studies

Course Code(s):  5M2181 CI061AS
QQI Award Code:  5M2181 Applied Social Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2181 CI061AS
QQI Award Code 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is for people who wish to embark on a programme of study leading to a career in social care. It provides the key knowledge and a practical skills foundation for different areas of social care work.

What will you Study?

This course is for people who wish to embark on a programme of study leading to a career in social care. It provides the key knowledge and a practical skills foundation for different areas of social care work. 

Care Support 5N0758
Communications 5N0690
Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Psychology 5N0754
Research and Study Skills 5N3113
Social Studies 5N1370
Substance Use Issues in Youth Work 5N2176
Teamworking 5N1367
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
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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EASSX 5M2181

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Social & Caring
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