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Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.
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Health & Social Care

Course Code(s):  CI061HS CI062
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code CI061HS CI062
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This two year professional qualification has been developed for people who wish to pursue a career in the Caring Services. It aims to prepare students for employment in social care settings and forms the academic basis for further education in applied social sciences. This is achieved through a comprehensive programme of tuition and work-based education.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Communications in Health and Social Care Organisations
Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
Developing Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care
Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services
Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
Supporting Significant Life Events
The Sociological Context of Health and Social Care
Information Technology
Occupational First Aid

Year 2
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Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
Psychology for Health and Social Care
Research Project
Employability Skills
Health Promotion
Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
Work-based Experience
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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