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Irish Tax Institute

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I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.

I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.
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Advanced Certificate in Arts Administration

Course Code(s):  6M3618 AH02
QQI Award Code:  6M3618 Arts Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M3618 AH02
QQI Award Code 6M3618 Arts Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This Advanced Certificate course provides the opportunity for those with a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Art, Craft and Design or equivalent to continue their studies at higher level. There will be a strong emphasis on developing artistic skills and creativity and this course will enable you to apply these skills professionally.

The course involves commitment to theory, research and project work and will include opportunities to visit exhibitions, galleries, artists studios and design companies in Ireland and possibly abroad. The marketing and entrepreneurship element of the course ensures a hands on approach to developing successful arts events and exhibitions locally.

What will you Study?

Work Experience 6N1946

Sales & Marketing Management 6N3613

Entrepreneurship 6N1941

Exhibition Techniques 6N3427

Drawing 6N3569

Sculpture 6N3570

Arts Event Management 6N3451

Painting 6N3452
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.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AAAXX 6M3618

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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