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Damien Mason

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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Damien Mason

If you are really interested in people and have good interpersonal skills, you will find this job very rewarding.

Like a lot of jobs, you will not be using all the theoretical knowledge you gained in University or College, but you will develop significant management potential and the environment is stimulating and rewarding.

As an engineer, you will probably spend about 50% of your time in the office, and the other 50% out in the plant.

You should also expect that you may be asked if you are willing to travel abroad. This would be very attractive to most people, and a definite means to gain great experience, but it may not suit everyone.

You should ideally be a balanced person, someone with a good deal of technical knowledge, but also a good ability to deal with people.

Responsibility and challenges will be given to you from day one, and if you can handle the pressure, you will gain more and more responsibilities, ultimately leading you to gain invaluable experience, and undoubtedly onto a successful management position.

With the global nature of ICL's parent company CRH, this could be yours in Ireland or one of many countries worldwide.

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Make-Up Artistry

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Course overview

Course Code 5M5265 CI06MU
QQI Award Code 5M5265 Make-up Artistry
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course offers a professional qualification for those who wish to qualify as a professional make-up artist. It covers all aspect of make-up artistry, including fashion, theatre, TV, film and special effects make-up. It combines the technical skills and artistic elements required of a make-up artist with a focus on fashion co-ordination, hair styles and special effects. This course covers the skills required to perform effective make-up techniques suitable for various professional media, theatre and stage productions. As part of this course, students create make-up looks for fashion shows, magazine shoots and theatrical performances and in the process develop a comprehensive portfolio featuring a range of different looks.

What will you Study?

This course offers a professional qualification for those who wish to qualify as a professional make-up artist. It covers all aspect of make-up artistry, including fashion, theatre, TV, film and special effects make-up. It combines the technical skills and artistic elements required of a make-up artist with a focus on fashion co-ordination, hair styles and special effects. This course covers the skills required to perform effective make-up techniques suitable for various professional media, theatre and stage productions. As part of this course, students create make-up looks for fashion shows, magazine shoots and theatrical performances and in the process develop a comprehensive portfolio featuring a range of different looks.

Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice 5N3470
Fashion and Media Make-up 5N4627
Specialised Make-up Effects 5M5265
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Skin care and Eye Treatments and Make-up 5N3466
Period and Theatrical Make-Up 5N4632
Postiche 5N4633
Teamworking 5N1367
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
EMAXX 5M5265

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Further Research

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Dressmaker   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Makeup Artist Assistant - TV/Film   Beautician  
Beauty Therapist   Beauty Consultant  
Tattoo Artist   Milliner  
Fashion Technologist   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Fashion Stylist   Hairdresser  
Footwear Designer   Tailor  
Wigmaker   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Fashion & Beauty
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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