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Ecology in Ireland

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Pearse College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M5028
QQI Award Code 5M5028 Applied Ecology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

According to recent statistics Agriculture and Science are two of the main growth areas in the Irish economy. Ecology in Ireland encompasses both of these study areas. It is an introduction to applied science for anyone wishing to initiate study or refresh their knowledge in a science field. We will look at Irelands biodiversity and ecology, the sustainable management of our waterways, how to conserve our cultural heritage, permaculture design and other environmental issues.

What will you Study?

According to recent statistics Agriculture and Science are two of the main growth areas in the Irish economy.  Ecology in Ireland encompasses both of these study areas.  It is an introduction to applied science for anyone wishing to initiate study or refresh their knowledge in a science field.  We will look at Ireland’s biodiversity and ecology, the sustainable management of our waterways, how to conserve our cultural heritage, permaculture design and other environmental issues.

Sustainable Water Management
Environmental Studies
Permaculture Design
Irish Cultural and Heritage Resources 5N1293
Biological Diversity
Ecological Field Methods
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Progression to CAO Courses

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Officer   Landscape Architect / Designer  
Biosystems Engineer   Landscape Manager  
Food Scientist   Landscape Scientist  
Food Safety Consultant   Geotechnician  
Food Technologist   Archaeologist  
Greenkeeper / Amenity Horticulturalist   Agricultural Scientist / Agronomist  
Forestry Professional   Professional Horse / Event Rider  
Farmer - Dairy   Cartographer   
Herd Manager - Dairy   Arborist  
Agricultural Adviser   Farm Assistant - Dairy  
Brewer   Dairy Industry Research Scientist  
Horticultural Manager   Farm Manager  
Farmer - Dry Stock   Garden Centre Worker  
Groundsperson   Horticultural Scientist  
Agricultural Mechanic   Agricultural Engineering Technician  
Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper   Geochemist  
Molecular Biologist   Biochemist  
Biological / Microbiological Scientist   Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician  
Particle Physicist   Oceanographer  
Marine Scientist   Marine Biologist  
Field trials officer   Solar Physicist   
Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster   Mathematical Modeller   
Gas Engineer   Geologist  
Meteorological Officer   Mining / Geological Engineer  
Environmental Chemist   Energy Engineer  
Atmospheric Scientist   Hydrologist  
Geoscientist   Energy Manager / Consultant  
Water Engineer   Soil Scientist  
Environmental Engineer   Environmental Consultant  
Environmental Technician   Botanist  
Ecologist   Recycling Officer   
Environmental Officer   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  
Waterkeeper   Environmental Scientist  
Environmental Health Officer   Timber Technologist  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Earth Science & Environment
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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