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I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

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International Aid & Development

Course Code(s):  5M2102
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ballsbridge College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2102
QQI Award Code 5M2102 Business Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This innovative course offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of current global development issues and challenges. It provides students with the theory and practical skills for a career in the development sector working in non - governmental agencies or voluntary agencies.
Ireland's aid is delivered through the Governments aid programme, Irish Aid, as well as through the many non-government organisations such as GOAL, Trocaire, Self Help Africa and Concern. Graduates of this course will be well equipped to work in global development agencies and organisations in the areas of fund raising, publicity, advocacy and development.
The course is designed for both the school leaver and the adult learner who has an interest in pursuing a career or further studies in global development.

What will you Study?

Global Development Issues
Applied Economics 5N1350
Political Studies 5N1837
Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358
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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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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