Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Paul Galvan from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Paul Galvan

Resource Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Paul Galvan
I would advise them to ensure they enjoy working with young people. If possible try to get some teaching experience; I started out as a substitute teacher before applying for my H Dip in Education.
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Creative?
Creative 
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Disabilities A-Z

In this A-Z of disabilities we look at a range of disabilities and their characteristics in the context of educational and career progression:

  • How does the disability impact learning skills and development?
  • How does the disability impede educational opportunity and progression?
  • What learning tips and strategies are there for students with this difficulty?
  • What supports are out there for students with this particular difficulty or disability?
  • How will it impact on career choice and progression?

Each section includes links to relevant resources and additional information.

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Important Changes to DARE 2017

Note: The DARE Application focus 2017 has undergone some important changes. Click image above for updated DARE information booklet.


Useful Links
Numbers of Students with Disabilities Studying in Higher Education in Ireland 2012/13 
New statistical report released this year from AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability.
Numbers of Students with Disabilities Studying in Higher Education in Ireland 2013/14 
Statistical report from AHEAD (February 2015), the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability.
Numbers of Students with Disabilities Studying in Higher Education in Ireland 2014/15 
Statistical report from AHEAD (May 2016),the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability.
Disability Access Route to Education
Higher Education Access Route
Student Finance