• To assess the students career interests and ability using a Careers Interest Test and CAT4 aptitude test.
  • To assist students in researching a career sector of interest, working individually and within a group and presenting the information through a PowerPoint Presentation.
  • To assist students in developing Professional skills in Curriculum Vitae preparation and Job Applications which will lead to effective choices and decisions about their lives.
  • To make informed choices about their future career options, with regards to subjects at Leaving Certificate level.


Pupils at the end of Transition Year should be able to: 

  • Understand where their aptitude and Career Interests lie.
  • Students will have investigated a career sector extensively, following a list of guidelines.
  • Have developed confidence from activities such as college visits, open days, mock interviews, CVs and Job Applications as part of their guidance programme.
  • Develop good background knowledge of software packages such as Qualifax, Careers Portal etc. which will enable them to access the most up-to-date career information via the internet. 
  • Make an informed choice with regards to subjects at Leaving Certificate level. 

Duration of Subject/Module

  • One Class per week

Teaching and Learning Strategies

  • Formal input by teacher 
  • Group work and discussions
  • Presentations
  • Interviews
  • Independent learning 
  • Pupil’s experiences 


  • Subject Content and Subject Choices available at Roscommon Community College 
  • Research Skills in Career Sectors 
  • Preparation for Work Experience 
  • Third Level colleges 
  • Career choices and students aptitudes  


Links with other subjects

  • I.C.T. 
  • English 
  • Business Studies 
  • Learning Support Teacher

Marking of Module

  • Career Sector Analysis 70% (Individual Marking Scheme Provided)
  • Curriculum Vitae 10%
  • Job Application 10% 
  • Class Preparation 10%