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Our Lady of Lourdes School, Ballymoney
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Occupational Studies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Occupational Studies allows learners to learn for work, through work and about work, and it provides the potential for this learning to take place in out-of-school contexts. This hands-on approach is ideal for those who prefer to develop their skills in a more practical, occupational environment.

Occupational Studies has six individual qualifications. Each of these relates to a general occupational area and includes a range of optional units. Learners must complete two units from the same occupational area to achieve a qualification.

The following pathways are available to all students:

Business and Services

  • Childcare: the Play Environment
  • Communication in an Office or Business Environment
  • Contemporary Cuisine
  • Creative Styling Using Blow-Drying Techniques
  • Customer Service
  • Facial Skincare
  • Logistics and Transport
  • Manicure and Nail Art
  • Modern Office Procedures
  • Modern Retailing
  • Patisserie and Baking
  • Shampooing and Conditioning Treatments
  • The Physical Care of Babies
  • Using Office Technology
  • Vehicle Servicing and Valeting Operations

Construction

  • Bench Joinery
  • Brick and Block Work
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Hard Landscaping
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing
  • Tiling

Design and Creativity

  • Contemporary Cuisine
  • Creative Hair Styling on Long Hair
  • Creative Hair Styling Setting Techniques
  • Creative Styling Using Blow-Drying Techniques
  • Enterprise Crafts
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Patisserie and Baking
  • Specialized Crafts
  • Textile and Fashion Design
  • Total Beauty
  • Website Development

Engineering and Engineering Services

  • Basic Fast-Fit Operations
  • Basic Vehicle Body Components and Fitting
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Electronic Circuit Construction
  • Electrical Wiring Installation
  • Maintenance of Land-Based Machinery
  • Manufacturing Techniques – Hand Fitting
  • Manufacturing Techniques – Sheet Metal
  • Plumbing
  • Vehicle Servicing and Valeting Operations
  • Vehicle Technician Operations

Environment and Society

  • Animal Care
  • Horticulture: Caring for Plants and Flowers
  • Horticulture: Growing Plants in a Sustainable Way
  • Reminiscence with Individuals in a Care Environment
  • Running a Leisure Event
  • Sports Leadership
  • Tour Guiding
  • Working in a Care Environment
  • Working in Tourism

Technology and Innovation

  • Bench Joinery
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Music
  • Manufacturing Techniques – Hand Fitting
  • Manufacturing Techniques – Sheet Metal
  • Sound Production
  • TV and Film Production