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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 Lynsey Gargan from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:
|With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.
There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.
Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.
One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.
Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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|University College Dublin - UCD - UCD Chemistry Open Evening|
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|Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute - DFEI Open Day|
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|Course Code||5M0529 OFIT|
|QQI Award Code||5M0529 Software Development|
This one-year course has been specifically designed to prepare students for employment in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector particularly in the areas of IT Technicians, Web Developers, Technical Support personnel etc. Students completing this course will be prepared for a variety of positions within their chosen area or will be able to progress to the Advanced Certificate in Networks and Software Systems (Level 6) or to Higher Education.
Computer Architecture and Systems
Work Experience 5N1356
Database Methods 5N0783
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Web Authoring 5N1910
Networking Essentials 5N2929
Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
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|
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To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.
College Website Course Page
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)Qualifax Course Page
Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)
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|Available Places 2017|