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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Course Code: CI061IA
Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate in Interior Design
QQI Code: 5M5054
Duration: 1 Year
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Interior Architecture
Interior Architecture

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or FETAC/QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course is designed to give students a firm foundation in the skills necessary for a career in interior architecture. Students will gain design, representation and analytical skills in a studio-based environment. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving, including the ability to think creatively, three-dimensionally and technically. Students will gain exposure to skills relating to the construction, refurbishment, retrofit and fit-out of both new and existing buildings. Design communication skills will enable students to draw and communicate using conventional hand-drawing techniques, 2D AutoCAD and 2D/3D Parametric CAD.

Course Content

  • Materials and Finishes
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Building Construction
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
  • Furniture Making
  • Design Skills
  • Parametric CAD
  • Communications
  • Work Experience


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in architecture, interior design and interior architecture. The course may also appeal to those interested in working on a self-employed basis, working in retail display or working in design industries.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the Level 6 FETAC/QQI course in Architectural Technology and Design at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Course Code: CI061MT
Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate in Multimedia Production
QQI Code: 5M2146
Duration: 1 Year
Multimedia Production


Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or FETAC/QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
Our course in multimedia is designed to assist students in the development of a broad range of skills in computer graphics, video editing, interactivity, and web design. The emphasis is on using digital media for design purpose. The students explore the use of cross-platform software (Apple Macs and PCs) to plan, design and produce websites incorporating many multimedia features. Digital movies are recorded and edited using industry standard software, Premiere Pro. Students create and develop a wide variety of graphics suitable for print media and the web.

Course Content
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Multimedia Project Development
  • Design Skills
  • Digital Movie Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Web Authoring
  • Media Analysis
  • Digital Marketing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
Multimedia and Web Development (Year 1)
Multimedia and Web Development Year 1


Career Opportunities
Employment in this sector continues to grow rapidly and graduates in this area are very much in demand in the multimedia sector. Graduates will be competent to take up employment in the numerous multimedia related industries. Current multimedia employment opportunities lie in the areas of web design, graphic design, advertising, animation creation, digital image processing/editing and computer based training.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of multimedia may progress to a level 6 course in Multimedia and Web Development available at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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Course Code: CI061MR
Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sound Production
QQI Code: 5M2149
Duration: 1 Year
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Music and Sound Production (Year 1)
Music and Sound Production (Year 1)

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or FETAC/QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course focuses on the practical use of audio and music technology in a number of settings, including the recording studio, post-production, live sound, sound design and audio for video. Students participate fully in recording studio sessions. They will create, produce and mix music, engineer live performances, programme sound synthesisers, sequence drum and instrument tracks, and also create sound effects and Foley sounds for video. These activities are supported by theory sessions in sound creation, music theory, acoustics, media studies, signal processing and much more. ProTools is used in the studios and editing suite, offering an ideal environment where students can apply their knowledge and skills.

Course Content

  • Critical Music Listening
  • Live Sound for Small Venues
  • Music Studio Production
  • Music in Context
  • Principles of Musical Sound
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Music Technology
  • Desktop Multimedia Audio Production
  • Sound Engineering and Production
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Work Experience
  • Audio Engineering
  • Communications
  • Music Theory and Practice


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course will be able to pursue many differing opportunities across the music industry as producers, sound engineers, Foley artists, arrangers and composers.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to a FETAC/QQI level 6 course in Music Production or the BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma course in Music Technology, Sound Engineering and Production available at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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Course Code: CI062MU
Course Level: 6
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 6 Certificate in Multimedia
QQI Code: EMXXX
Duration: 1 Year
Multimedia Web Development Level 6
Multimedia Level 6

Entry Requirements
FETAC/QQI Level 5 Award (or Equivalent) such as level 5 Multimedia and Web Development or Computer Games Design, both available at Cavan Institute. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet this entry requirement.

Course Description
This course is designed to give students a practical understanding of current and future multimedia developments, applications and technology. The course is geared towards digital video/sound, animation, web technology, responsive web design and multimedia content generation and transmission. Students gain experience in software programs such as Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Cubase, Illustrator and Premiere Pro. The course, although theoretical, is also very practical and provides participants with a thorough understanding of multimedia development. Students design, plan, create and report on projects undertaken during the year.

Course Content
Multimedia and Web Development
Multimedia and Web Development

  • Programming Language for Multimedia
  • Digital Imaging
  • Multimedia Project Development
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Multimedia Sound
  • Graphics and Animation
  • Digital Video Processing and Production
  • Communications
  • Web Authoring


Career Opportunities
Employment in this sector continues to grow and graduates in this area are very much in demand in the multimedia sector. Graduates will be competent to take up employment in the numerous multimedia related industries. Current employment opportunities lie in the areas of web design, graphic design, animation creation, digital image processing/editing, education and computer based training.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Course Code: CI061
Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques
QQI Code: 5M3807
Duration: 1 Year
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Applied Science - Nutrition and Health
Applied Science - Nutrition and Health

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or FETAC/QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
Nutrition is the branch of science that deals with nutrients and how we obtain them and their effects in the body.  Good nutritional choices are important for good health and preventing disease.  Knowledge of nutrition allows an individual to make informed choices about what foods they or their families should eat.  An understanding of how food is produced and how it affects the body is important for many career paths. Nutrition is a growth area with jobs in a variety of fields for example food science, food production, sports science, health and fitness industries.
This course will prepare the learner for direct employment or for progression to third level and is accepted for entry to most science, food science, nutrition or health related courses in Ireland.

This course also includes maths, biology, chemistry, physics and IT skills.  These subjects are common to all first year science qualifications and give students an advantage over students entering directly from leaving certificate.

Course Content
Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology
Biology
Chemistry
Communications
Laboratory Skills
Mathematics
Microbiology
Physics
Word Processing
Work Experience
Electives: Food Processing/Food Chemistry

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course have a strong foundation in the skills required to obtain positions in laboratories or other science/health related areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, sports science, food science and general science industries.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Graduation Ceremony - Cavan Institute - 2016 


21 October 2016 - Livestream of our graduation ceremony from the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan.


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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Course Code : CI061HS (Year 1) CI062HS (Year 2)
Course Certification:BTEC Level 6 Higher National Diploma (HND)
Course Duration: 2 Years

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BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care

Course Description
This two year professional qualification has been developed for people who wish to pursue a career in the Caring Services. It aims to prepare students for employment in social care settings and forms the academic basis for further education in applied social sciences. This is achieved through a comprehensive programme of tuition and work-based education. The course is assessed continuously by means of written and practical assignments and oral presentations. Students must complete 400 work placement hours over the two years. Work placement must be completed in an appropriate social care setting.

Student Testimonials
Bernie Sheerin - "Through the work experience programme connected to the course, I met and worked alongside many different people in very different environments which more than prepared me for the rigours of the actual workplace." Read More

Alison Cullivan - "Because of Cavan Institute, I achieved distinctions in many of my modules which gave me the confidence and interest to continue my studies." Read More

Course Content
Mandatory

  • Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Practice
  • Ensuring Health and Safety
  • Continuing Development
  • Working in Partnership
  • Health and Social Care Research Project
Electives
A number of the following will be included:

  • Public Health
  • Ensuring Best Outcomes
  • Quality in Health Care
  • Supporting Significant Life Events
  • Leadership and Organizations
  • Social Context of Health and Social Care
  • Understanding Abuse
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care
  • Counselling Skills Development and Practice
  • Understanding Specific NeedsStudents will be required to complete Garda Vetting, Manual Handling and First Aid

Career Opportunities
Students who complete this course may seek employment in different areas of health and social care work, such as Residential Care, Work with Community Groups, Care of the Older Person, Youth Work and Care of People with Specific Needs. Many students progress to further education. 

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, Mature Applicants. FETAC Level 5 Award in Applied Social Studies EASSX, Community and Health Services (DCHSX), Community Care (DCHCC).

For entry into 2nd Year, students must pass all 1st Year Units.
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