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Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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  Siobhan Canny

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).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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Graphic Design & Art Portfolio Preparation

Course Code(s):  5M1995
QQI Award Code:  5M1995 Graphic Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Community College

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Course overview

Course Code 5M1995
QQI Award Code 5M1995 Graphic Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the skills needed to pursue a career in the area of graphic design and provide candidates with a comprehensive portfolio suitable for entry into third level institutions.

What will you Study?

Combined Materials 5N0764
Communications 5N0690
Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
Design Skills 5N0784
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Drawing 5N1862
Graphic Design Skills 5N1978
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AGDXX 5M1995

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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.
Art, Craft & Design
Media & Publishing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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