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Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

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If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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Creative Craft

Course Code(s):  CCXX 5M1981
QQI Award Code:  5M1981 Creative Craft
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code CCXX 5M1981
QQI Award Code 5M1981 Creative Craft
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year foundation programme is suitable for all Learners who have an interest in all aspects of creative craft .Learners will be encouraged to explore and experiment with a variety of different techniques and materials. This programme is suitable for both Learners with experience in this area or for complete beginners.

What will you Study?

Drawing
Design Skills
Ceramics
Batik
Art Metalcraft
Sculpture
Model Making
Communications
Work Experience
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Progression to CAO Courses

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ACXXX 5M1981

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