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Pharmacist

Health Service Executive

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Rachel Berry
Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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Early Childhood Care & Education

Course Code(s):  6M2007
QQI Award Code:  6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Jesus & Mary Secondary School

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Course overview

Course Code 6M2007
QQI Award Code 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This QQI Level 6 Certificate in Childcare Supervision is designed to qualify students with previous experience in Childcare, to work in a supervisory or management capacity in the area of Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE). This advanced course is open to students who have completed the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Childcare or an equivalent qualification. Centre-based learning will take place and continuous practical experience of working with young children is an essential part of this course.

What will you Study?

Supervision in Childcare
Child Development
Social and Legal Issues in Childcare
Early Childhood Programmes.
Candidates choose a further two modules.
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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DCXXX 6M2007

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Early Childhood Care & Education Mercy College Sligo 
Early Childhood Care & Education Jesus & Mary Secondary School 
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Childcare Sligo College of Further Education 
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Childcare Supervision North Connaught College 

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