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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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Further & Adult Education

Further & Adult Education

After school there are many options available, and the best path for many is further education courses. Further education covers training and education people can access after completing secondary school without entering the third level education system. The primary goal of further education is upskilling and reskilling people for the modern job market. As well as school leavers it can offer much to people considering a career change or looking for a path out of underemployment or unemployment.

Providers of further education and training exist right across the country, delivering a wide range of courses. Many of the educators are people with practical skills in the field they’re delivering training on, whether it’s computer scientists teaching programming or marketing professionals teaching marketing. But teachers in Further Education must have obtained Teaching Council approved further education Initial Teacher Education (ITE) qualification, plus a primary degree.

Occupations in Further & Adult Education
(sorted by Job Zone)

Driving Instructor
Teaches people how to drive safely and according to the rules of the road.
Road Safety Officer

Road Safety Officers (RSOs) encourage the public to become safer road users through education, training and publicity campaigns.

Community Education Officer

Community education projects focus on promoting learning and educational support within local communities to encourage both individual and community development.

Computer Trainer / Instructor

Computer trainers teach people how to use and get the most from their computer systems.

Exercise and Health Instructor

Trains and advises people in health and fitness using various training techniques.

Information Officer - Adult Guidance

Supports the day to day work of the adult education guidance service by providing up-to-date, user-friendly, accurate and relevant information and advice to enquiries. 

Art Therapist

A counsellor who specialises with art as a medium of expression.


Dance Teacher

Performs dance routines and teaches people how to dance.

Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education

Offers information and guidance on education, training and work opportunities in environments such as VTOS, adult literacy and community education.

IT Trainer

Designs and delivers training courses in information and communications technology (ICT) including desktop applications and company-specific software.

Teacher - English as a Foreign Language

Teachers of English as a foreign language (TEFL) teach English to foreign students in Ireland or overseas.

Lecturer / Teacher- Further Education

Teaches academic or vocational subjects to students in a further education setting.