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Throughout its history, Cavan Institute has been at the cutting edge of developments in Further Education through innovative course development. Browse our courses to find one that is right for you.
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Are 21 or over, in receipt of a Social Welfare payment and participating in a full time course in Cavan Institute? Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) may be for you. You can download a form here

For more information contact Cavan Adult Education Guidance and Information Service at 049 4377001.  
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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Course Code: CI061SA

Course Level:6
Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Social and Vocational Integration
QQI Code: 6M2218

Duration: 1 Year

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Entry Requirements

QQI level 5 award in Applied Social Care or equivalent. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Course Description


This course will be of benefit to those who have a particular interest in the professional aspects of social care. Students will get an understanding of the many roles of a social care worker and models of social care provision. For instance, there is an emphasis in current practice of integrating people with disabilities or special educational needs within mainstream provision. Finally, this course introduces students to counselling skills, with an emphasis on reflection and self-awareness. 

Course Content


Disability Awareness
Rehabilitation Practice
Person Centred Planning
Work Experience
Communications
Mental Health Awareness
Health Promotion
Positive Behavioural Support
Criminology
Group Work Theory and Practice
Developing Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care

Career Opportunities

Employment may be obtained in a wide variety of settings, including residential care centres, community projects, youth centres, centres for young people and adults with special educational needs, nursing homes and day care centres for the elderly/aged.
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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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Course Code: CI061
Course Level: 5
Award Title: 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 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
Biology
Chemistry
Communications
Laboratory Skills
Mathematics
Microbiology
Physics
Anatomy & Physiology
Work Experience
Word Processing
Elective: 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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Friday, 10 March 2017

Course Code: CI061AS
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies
QQI Code: 5M2181
Duration: 1 Year
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Applied Social Studies
Applied Social Studies

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or 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 for people who wish to embark on a programme of study leading to a career in social care. It provides the key knowledge and a practical skills foundation for different areas of social care work.

Course Content

  • Care Support
  • Communications
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Psychology
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Social Studies
  • Substance Use – Issues in Youth Work
  • Teamworking
  • Care of the older person
  • Work Experience
  • IT Skills


Career Opportunities
This course provides students with the foundation skills required for employment in a social care setting, for example disability, youth and adolescent services.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the first year of a BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, which is a two-year Athlone Institute of Technology programme where students take year one in Cavan Institute and remaining years in AIT. Graduates may also apply for a place on the BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care, a two-year programme also available at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: 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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Course Code: CI061RP
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Radio Production
QQI Code: 5M4511
Duration: 1 Year
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Radio Production
Radio Production

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or 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 provides a wide and comprehensive introduction to the area of radio broadcasting and will establish fundamental radio production competencies from which the student may progress to employment, further study or training. As part of the course, students will gain practical experience working in professional radio settings and will prepare material for broadcasting to local audiences. There will be an emphasis on using industry standard technology. Students will be responsible for the preparation of programmes for broadcast.

Course Content
Music Industry Studies
Work Experience
Teamworking
Event Production
Media Analysis
Radio Programme Production
Research and Study Skills
Safety and Health at Work
Sound Engineering and Production

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course will be able to pursue many different opportunities across the radio industry as producers, presenters, new reporters and engineers.

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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Course Code: CI061BR
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration
QQI Code: 5M1997
Duration: 1 Year
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Reception and Frontline Office Management
 Reception and Frontline Office Management

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or 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 provide students with a broad and balanced skills base to enable them to work in an administrative area in any business sector. First impressions and perception are very important concepts in business. Front office specialists and receptionists are the first line of contact for the organisation and convey the business ethos to customers. Students will develop additional skills tailored for the front office including modern telephone techniques, listening skills, dealing with complaints, keyboard techniques and software applications. Developing a professional image and role play feature strongly in this course. These specialist modules will complement the core modules in the course and prepare students for employment as a receptionist or front office specialist.

Course Content
Information and Administration
Word Processing
Communications
Database Methods
Text Production
Spreadsheet Methods
Insurance and Banking Studies
Work Experience
Reception and Frontline Office Skills
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised

Career Opportunities
This course equips students with the qualifications and skills for employment in office administration. The specialist modules enhances employment opportunities to work as a receptionist or front office specialist.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the QQI level 6 Certificate in Administration and IT for Business or the level 6 Business Studies course, both available at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates of this course 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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Course Code: CI062CS
Course Level: 6
Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education
QQI Code: 6M2007
Duration: 1 Year
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Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education Year 2
Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education Year 2

Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Award in Early Childhood Care or Equivalent. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Course Description
This course aims to build on the knowledge and skills and competencies of those who achieved a QQI level 5 qualification and wish to progress to managerial level. The course is designed to meet the needs of the growing childcare provision in Ireland and the new Síolta Quality Framework and Aistear Curriculum. Many childcare settings are now seeking level 6 qualifications for their employees in line with the requirements of the ECCE Scheme and new legislative requirements for the sector.

Course Content

  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Early Learning Environment
  • Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies
  • Team Leadership
  • Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Work Experience
  • Occupational First Aid


Career Opportunities
Holders of a Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education award may enter employment directly in a supervisory role in a range of childcare settings.

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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