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Elaine MacDonald

Psychologist - Clinical

St. Michael's House

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Elaine MacDonald

Make sure you are willing to go the full distance in terms of the time needed to train as a Clinical Psychologist – it’s typically at least six years academic study, and invariably this period is interspersed with work in a relevant field.

Do be as confident as you can that you’re happy being a “listener” and “observer”, as you will spend significant amounts of time in your work life as a Clinical Psychologist being in this role, as well as being in the “do-er” role and being in the limelight.

To have a good ‘fit’ with this career you’ll need to be happy working with people – as individuals on a one to one basis, with groups (e.g. families), and as part of a team in the workplace.

You need to have a good attention to detail as the job needs good observation skills, record keeping, and organisation skills.

Be prepared for learning and self-development to be on-going for the whole of your career because, as a Clinical Psychologist, you’ll be learning and using techniques and intervention approaches that are being constantly developed, and be working in accordance with policies and laws that are also constantly evolving.

The last piece of advice I’d give to someone considering this job is to be as sure as you can that you feel comfortable and even excited at the prospect of your career revolving around people and groups with all the varied, diverse, and unpredictable rewards and challenges that this brings!

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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

The course is designed to prepare learners for a professional career in animation and related fields. Learners study fundamental skills and develop their knowledge using both traditional techniques and the latest computer technology.

What will you Study?

Note:
Year 1 of this course leads to a QQI Level 5 Award. Students may continue their studies for a second and third year to gain a Higher National Diploma (HND) awarded from the UK, and a fourth year to recieve a BA (Hons) degree, also awarded from the UK.

Year 1:
Animation Foundation
Animation Drawing
Painting 5N1302
Design Skills
Image Processing 5N1292
Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
Life Drawing
Drama
Sculpture 5N1918
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690

Years 2 and 3: (HND in Animation)
Principles of Animation
Applied Animation
Life Drawing
Anatomical Drawing
Contextual and Cultural Referencing
Visual Communication
Ideas Generation and Development
Drawing Techniques
Model Making
Video Production
Digital Media
2D, 3D and Time-based Digital Applications
Project Design
Professional Practice
Digital Image Creation
Critical Study
Communication with Images
3D Computer Modelling and Animation
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
AAXXX 5M1985

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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Stage Manager   Location Manager - TV / Film  
Piano Tuner   Band Roadie  
Stunt Artist   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Milliner   Tattoo Artist  
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Boat Builder    

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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