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Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

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Information Technology

Course Code(s):  5M2067
QQI Award Code:  5M2067 Information Processing
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. Paul's Community College

St. Paul's Community College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2067
QQI Award Code 5M2067 Information Processing
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year full-time course is intended to train and prepare students who have a good standard of general education for interesting and challenging, but rewarding, careers in It, Communications Systems and Administrative areas.

What will you Study?

This is a one-year full-time course intending to train and prepare students who have a good standard of general education for interesting and challenging, but rewarding, careers in the IT, Communications Systems and Administrative areas.

Information Communication Systems
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Database Methods 5N0783
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Marketing
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