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We asked Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Art College - Portfolio Preparation

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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This intensive portfolio course will develop learners’ talents in a wide range of visual and artistic skills. This portfolio will allow them to proceed to further study at third level. Learners will participate in local cultural festivals. Past graduates have been commended for their artistic contributions.

What will you Study?

This intensive portfolio course will develop learners’ talents in a wide range of visual and artistic skills. This portfolio will allow them to proceed to further study at third level. Learners will participate in local cultural festivals. Past graduates have been commended for their artistic contributions.

Drawing 5N1862
Painting 5N1302
Sculpture 5N1918
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Design Skills
Computer 3D Modelling
Animation
Printmaking 5N1373
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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