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We asked Claire Hanrahan from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Claire Hanrahan

Auditor

CRH plc

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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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Theatre Performance

Course Code(s):  5M5163 CI061TP
QQI Award Code:  5M5163 Theatre Performance
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5163 CI061TP
QQI Award Code 5M5163 Theatre Performance
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a practical course designed to help students' understanding of Drama and Theatre Studies. As part of their studies, students will get the opportunity to visit and work in a professional theatre. The nature of the course is such that it allows students to develop their life skills while enhancing their confidence and interpersonal abilities.

Performing arts theatre is an obvious first choice for those intending to pursue a career in the theatre as well as being of enormous benefit to students looking at a career in a wider variety of settings.

What will you Study?

Acting Skills and Techniques 5N5055
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Event Production 5N1374
Performance Craft 5N4567
Technical Skills for Theatre 5N6047
Theatre Performance Skills 5N4568
Theatre Studies 5N4571
Work Experience 5N1356
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
EPATP 5M5163

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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