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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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Art & Portfolio Preparation - Advanced

Course Code(s):  5M1984
QQI Award Code:  5M1984 Art, Craft and Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Central Technical Institute Senior College

Central Technical Institute Senior College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1984
QQI Award Code 5M1984 Art, Craft and Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

One of the longest running portfolio preparation courses in the country, this course is specifically designed to meet the needs of the learner who wish to compile a strong individual and creative art portfolio for entry to third level. The course curriculum creates an opportunity for the learner to explore traditional and contemporary art techniques and build their experiences in a diverse range of materials and media. An environment of innovation and autonomous learning reflects the third level college and employment experience, and aims to equip learners with confidence and proficiency in their art and design practice. Learners explore their creativity in a variety of media and forms so they can discover what their artistic and design strengths are.

What will you Study?

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Communications 5N0690
Combined Materials 5N0764
Graphic Design
Drawing 5N1862
Painting 5N1302
Print
Sculpture 5N1918
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

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AACDX 5M1984

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