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Auditor

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Claire Hanrahan

The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3865
QQI Award Code 5M3865 Fashion Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course develops your fashion awareness and design creativity. You will learn to enhance your creative skills in fashion and design. Students on this popular programme develop a range of other skills which they apply to real life learning in GTI's Annual Fashion Fiesta, a project for Applied Learning.

What will you Study?

Design Skills 5N0784
Drawing 5N1862
Fashion Industry and Design Studies 5N3845
Appreciation of Art Craft and Design 5N0755
Combined Materials 5N0764
Embroidery 5N1441
Garment Construction 5N1276
Pattern Drafting 5N1303
Work Experience 5N1356

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
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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AFDXX 5M3865

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Dressmaker   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Makeup Artist Assistant - TV/Film   Beautician  
Beauty Therapist   Beauty Consultant  
Tattoo Artist   Milliner  
Fashion Technologist   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Fashion Stylist   Hairdresser  
Footwear Designer   Tailor  
Wigmaker   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Fashion & Beauty
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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