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Auditor

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Claire Hanrahan

The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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Art, Design & Portfolio Preparation

Course Code(s):  5M1985
QQI Award Code:  5M1985 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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North Kerry College of Further Education

North Kerry College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1985
QQI Award Code 5M1985 Art
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed for learners who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in Art and Design. Creativity will be explored in a positive environment where students will learn the principles of Art and Design.

Students will learn how to sample and produce art work with confidence and skill through project led coursework. Learners will use an extensive range of media from pencil, ink, charcoal, acrylic, watercolour, oil paints, chalk, oil pastel, clay, fabric, dyes, wire and an abundance of other art materials.

What will you Study?

Drawing 5N1862
Painting 5N1302
Sculpture 5N1918
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Combined Materials 5N0764
Batik
Design Skills
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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AAXXX 5M1985

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