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Tracey Roche

Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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Tracey Roche

3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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Special Needs Assisting with Disability Studies

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Kerry College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 6M2007
QQI Award Code 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This programme is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to work with children with disabilities in a primary or post primary school and in special units and other care settings.

What will you Study?

This one year full time promgramme is designed to facilitate students who wish to work as a special needs/classroom assistant, or as a personal care assistant supporting independent living. It involves working with children with special needs and adults with disabilities. On completion of this course the learner will be able to work in a variety of settings. The programme provides a unique opportunity to participate in literacy and numeracy initiatives with students in second level school.

Child Psychology
Child Development
Early Childhood Curriculum
Communications
Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies
Work Experience
Therapeutic Play
Disability Awareness
Special Needs Assisting
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.

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