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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 Elaine Steiro from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:
If you are considering starting in the food/ catering or hospitality sectors, you should consider whether you like working shift work and you should like working in a pressured environment .
It is a very fulfilling and rewarding sector to work in though and every day is different with new skills being added to your skillset all of the time . If you are considering moving into the management side of things, then you should be able to co ordinate tasks and people to achieve results and you should like an ever changing work environment.
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|QQI Award Code:||5M4468 Community Health Services|
|QQI Award Code||5M4468 Community Health Services|
Psychology is the scientific investigation of behaviour and mental processes. It aims to study how a person thinks, feels and acts in any social situation. The main emphasis is on the individual and how they can affect and be affected by social contact with other parties.
Applied Psychology avails of general psychological principles and theories and uses them to investigate problems in the area of business management, product design, ergonomics, law, health and mental health. To do this, Applied Psychologists use a range of measurement techniques. These include observation, case studies, psychometric tests, surveys and experiments.
This foundation course aims to give participants an introduction to the core theories and methodologies of psychology and prepare them for further study at third level. In addition, the course also lays the foundation for a wide variety of people focused careers in social research, environmental psychology, marketing and human resource management.
Work Experience (5N1356)
Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)
Human Growth & Development (5N1279)
Personal Effectiveness (5N1390)
Social Studies (5N1370)
Behavioural Studies (5N1351)
Word Processing (5N1358)
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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