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Rachel Berry

Pharmacist

Health Service Executive

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  Rachel Berry
Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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Early Childhood Care and Education

Course Code(s):  6M2007 HF
QQI Award Code:  6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

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

Course Description

On the successful completion of this award the learner will have acquired the knowledge, skills and competence to work as an autonomous practitioner. Skills acquired will provide the successful learner with the ability to lead and coordinate a team in the provision of Early Childhood Care and Education. Knowledge of how to create an environment which promotes the development of capable active learners in line with national standards will be gained.

What will you Study?

Child Development
Early Childhood Curriculum
Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies
Personal and Professional Development
Work Experience
Supervision in Early Childhood Education
The Philosophy of Early Childhood Education

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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCXXX 6M2007

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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