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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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Course overview

Course Code 5M0536
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Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course focuses on the key skills required to troubleshoot hardware and provide support and advice in a technical support capacity in a computer company or contact centre. Students will learn the essentials of hardware and networks in a local or cloud setting and how to resolve any security or other issues.

What will you Study?

Computer Systems Hardware 5N0548
Operating Systems 5N2928
Customer Service 5N0972
ICT Security Policy and Technology 5N0583
Frontline Technical Support Skills 6N2056
Networking Essentials 5N2929
Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
Virtualisation Support 5N2434
Work Experience 5N1356
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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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.
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Related Career Sectors

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