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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 Peter Clifford from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:
|To get physically fit for the entrance tests and also for the demanding physical nature of the job. Also I would tell people to enjoy themselves before they join as it’s a job for at least 30 years.
I would also informl people about the variety of avenues people can get into when they have completed their training. There really is a career for every person regardless of where their interests lie. There is so many specialised units and prospects.
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|QQI Award Code:||6M4985 Business|
|QQI Award Code||6M4985 Business|
Ballsbridge College of Further Education is one of the leading providers of daytime and evening courses in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in Dublin.
The college offers FETAC certification and prepares students for the Cambridge suite of examinations including the First Certificate (FE) and the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).
Training is also provided for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Accordingly the college is well equipped with the resources and expertise to provide quality training in TEFL. Teachers of EFL are in constant demand both in Ireland and throughout the world. The EFL sector is worth an estimated 900 million a year to the Irish economy, with over 130,000 students coming to enrol on courses ranging from short summer courses to year-long intensive courses every year. In addition there are many opportunities teaching adults and children from other countries now resident in Ireland.
This course is recognised by the Advisory Council of English Language Schools (ACELS), the regulatory body for TEFL teaching in Ireland working under the aegis of the Dept of Education & Skills. It provides students with a professional set of management and business as well as TEFL skills.
The key elements of TEFL are:
An introduction to English Language Teaching
The four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
The EFL section of the course is 120 hours.
Teaching practice is mandatory and organised by the College.
The course also provides Business Management Training to prepare participants for administration work in Language Schools Teaching, Monitoring and Evaluation
This course is recognised by the Advisory Council of English Language Schools (ACELS), the regulatory body for TEFL teaching in Ireland working under the aegis of the Department of Education & Skills. It provides students with a professional set of management, business as well as TEFL skills.
Work Experience (6N1946)
Business Management (6N4310)
Sales Presentation (6N3567)
Business Law (6N4045)
Marketing Management (6N4188)
Computerised Accounts (6N3911)
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
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