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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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Blacksmith & Iron Craft - East Limerick Campus

Course Code(s):  BICC
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code BICC
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Certificate in Forgework proves you have essential basic forging skills, so you can go on to train as a blacksmith or farrier. Youll learn how to use forge hearths, forge metal and use specialist blacksmiths tools.

This qualification is a centre-based qualification designed to be taken in a College environment. You need to achieve this qualification before starting an Apprenticeship in Blacksmithing or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Farriery.

What will you Study?

Know the principles of forgework
Materials Science
Maths
Undertake forgework techniques and processes
Producing forgework pieces to industry standards
Start Your own business
Work experience
Health and Safety
Communications
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