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 Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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  Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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Veterinary Assistant - Animal Care

Course Code(s):  5M2768 STE5
QQI Award Code:  5M2768 AnimalCare
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2768 STE5
QQI Award Code 5M2768 AnimalCare
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

With an ever increasing pet population and due to changes and requirements in veterinary nursing practices, the demand for quality animal care is greater than ever.

This Animal Care course is designed to equip learners with the skills and underlying knowledge required to work in the evolving sector of animal related industries. It also provides valuable opportunities to pursue further study and a career in animal care. Through this course you will gain an understanding of animal anatomy and animal behaviour as well as developing important communication and customer care skills. You will be required to purchase a grooming equipment kit.

What will you Study?

Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Welfare 5N0753
Biology 5N2746
Animal Grooming 5N0752
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Word Processing 5N1358
Customer Service 5N0972
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Mathematics
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

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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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CASAC 5M2768

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