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Lynsey Gargan

Manufacturing Engineer

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  Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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Childcare

Course Code(s):  5M2009
QQI Award Code:  5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2009
QQI Award Code 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This programme will introduce learners to a general understanding and knowledge of children in the early years. Learners will gain first-hand experience by participating in work placement in a relevant childcare setting.

The course is ideal for both school leavers and for mature students. On successful completion of the course, learners will receive a recognised qualification in the rapidly growing area of childcare. The course content relates to working with children from 0-6 years.
The college reserves the right to alter course content within QQI guidelines.

What will you Study?

Child Development 5N1764
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Work Experience 5N1356
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
Communications 5N0690
Child Health and Wellbeing 5N1765
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769
Children with Additional Needs 5N2396
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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Other courses you may be interested in...

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Childcare Waterford College of Further Education 
Supervisory Childcare Colaiste Chathail Naofa 
Advanced Certificate in Childcare Waterford College of Further Education 
Special Needs Assistant Waterford College of Further Education 

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