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 Padraig Parle from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Padraig Parle

Teacher - Special Needs

Department of Education and Skills

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  Padraig Parle
It is essential to be a very patient and organised person. Also you must have a sense of humour, be easy going and not take yourself too seriously.
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The following are videos relating to how our Education system works, including information on some of the government schemes and general application process that are in place.

 

6 Videos available
Introduction to CAO (2015 edition)
Source:NUIM / ExamVillage/ NUIM




SUSI - How to Apply for a Student Grant
Source:Student Finance [15:17]




Higher Education in Ireland
Source:HEA [3:20]




Disability Access to College (DARE) 2017
Source:Access College [11:39]




Higher Access Education Route (HEAR) 2016
Source:Access College [15:27]




How to apply to HEAR 2017
Source:YouTube [16:37]