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  • Lists of skills and qualities available in LCVP resource materials and also on Careerportal.ie
  • For apprenticeships offer an alternative career as pathway two. Ensure the student has an alternative pathway to the same career if it is not available e.g. Gardai then an alternative course can be given as pathway 2 that the student may follow. Best to ensure that the student uses two different levels (level 8 and Level 6/7) for the two different pathways if possible
  • The student may have copied a course description from a college prospectus under the heading Pathway 1 or 2. They must quote the source here.

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  • The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013 Career Investigation • Compulsory Portfolio Item. • Worth 40 marks out of 240 marks • Must be word processed. © PDST, 2010 1 The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
  • The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013 Unit 3 – Career Investigation • This unit introduces the skills of career research and planning. Students should be encouraged and facilitated to actively investigate careers related to their aptitudes, interests and choice of Leaving Certificate subjects, with particular reference to their selected vocational subjects. © PDST, 2010 2 The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
  • The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013 Specific Learning Outcomes The student should be able to 3.1 identify personal aptitudes and interests 3.2 investigate a range of careers appropriate to personal aptitude and interests 3.3 identify and analyse the aptitude and skills required to pursue a specific career 3.4 describe relevant qualifications and training required for entry to the selected career © PDST, 2010 3 The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
  • The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013 Specific Learning Outcomes 3.5 identify available opportunities to pursue a selected career locally, nationally, and where possible, at international level 3.6 plan and set up an opportunity to interview and/or work shadow a person in a selected career 3.7 integrate information from a variety of sources to prepare a final report on a career investigation 3.8 reflect on and evaluate the experience of undertaking a career investigation 3.9 link the activities in this unit to learning in relevant Leaving Certificate subjects © PDST, 2010 4 The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
  • The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013 Outline for Career Investigation Title: Career Investigation Of Investigated by: Date: Description of the Career: 3 different statements Relevant Skills and Qualities: 3 and 3 © PDST, 2010 5 The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
  • The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013 Outline for Career Investigation Qualification and Training Required: Pathway 1 Pathway 2 College Name and Location Points/entry requirements Course Title Outline of course…detail Length End qualification (ensure pathways are different or to alternative careers) © PDST, 2010 6 The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
  • The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013 Outline for Career Investigation Evaluation of Career in light of Personal Aptitudes: Personal Interests: Choice of Leaving Certificate Subjects: Insights I gained about the career: © PDST, 2010 7 The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
  • The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013 Outline of Career Investigation Out of Class Learning Experience: refer to interaction with an adult other than teachers in a relevant out of class learning experience e.g. work shadowing, visit to an enterprise, interview with a person in the career area, college open day, careers exhibition or other event organised as part of the school guidance programme. Be specific here. Give date of interview, name and position of interviewee and outcomes of interview Evaluation of Career Investigation: The skills developed and insights gained from the experience of undertaking the career investigation Sources of Information: © PDST, 2010 8 The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
  • The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013 Interest and Aptitude Tests Career Interest Inventory (CII) used in conjunction with DATs Differential Aptitude Tests EirQuest and The Cambridge Profile Free online Interest test and Personality test available on careers portal. www.careersportal.ie © PDST, 2010 9 The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013
  • The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013 Useful Links www.fas.ie www.cao.ie www.qualifax.ie www.gradireland.com www.careesportal.ie www.pdst.ie © PDST, 2010 10 The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013