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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Course Code: CI061BF
Course Level: 5
QQI Level 5 Award Title: Business Studies
QQI Level 5 Award Code: 5M2102
Course Duration: 1 Year

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Business Studies - Accounting and Finance
Business Studies - Accounting and Finance

Course Description
This course is designed to help students develop the essential accounting and financial knowledge and skills which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of both manual and integrated accounting software. There is a focus in this course on the functional areas of accounting, finance and business and the factors which influence business success.

Course Content

Accounting - Manual and Computerised
Applied Economics
Communications
Work Experience
Business Administration 
Bookkeeping – Manual and Computerised
Statistics
Taxation 
Financial Services

    Career Opportunities
    With this course, students can go on to pursue a career in such diverse areas such as accounting, finance, retail, marketing and IT.

    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. 
    Progression
    At Cavan Institute
    Upon successful completion of this programme, students may progress to the one-year level 6 QQI courses, Administration, and IT for Business or Business Studies (Year 2). They may also progress to the ATI Accounting Technicians Ireland course, also 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: CI061AC and CI062AC
    QQI Award Letters: RAXXX (ROA)
    Course Certification: Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI)
    Course Duration: 2 Years

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    Accounting Technician - Computerised Accounting
    Accounting Technician - Computerised Accounting

    Course Description
    This course is aimed at students who are interested in pursuing a career in accounting/finance.
    Accounting Technicians are skilled persons who work at middle management level and who provide essential financial and accounting support information to professional accountants and to senior management. Some examples of positions available to qualified Accounting Technicians include: accounting supervisor, budget officer, assistant accountant and payroll administrator. 

    At the end of their two years of study and having complied with all the requirements of Accounting Technicians Ireland, students will be awarded the Certificate MATI (Members of the Accounting Technicians Ireland).

    Accounting Technicians Ireland, in a recent survey of their members, state that "almost 95% of our members are employed. As an Accounting Technician you will be qualified to work in many types of accountancy jobs. There is always a stong demand for these skills in the marketplace."

    Course Content
    Year 1

    • Computer Applications
    • Financial Accounting 
    • Taxation 
    • Business Management
    • Law and Ethics
    Year 2

    • Advanced Financial Accounting
    • Advanced Taxation
    • Management Accounting
    • Integrated Accounting Systems
    • Work Experience
    Work Experience
    Work Experience is an integral part of this course. Students complete one day per week work experience in year 2 in areas of work, which are relevant to their course, both in the public and private sectors.

    Course Certification
    The Accounting Technicians Ireland examinations entitle the student to exemptions from examinations of the following Accountancy Bodies:
    Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
    Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA)
    Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ACA)
    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England, Wales, Scotland
    Institute of Taxation

    Career Opportunities
    The accounting technician qualification is a recognised pathway to attaining a professional accountancy qualification through the Certified Public Accountancy course available at Cavan Institute and elsewhere. Even if you do not aspire to qualifying as a professional accountant, the course provides a solid theoretical and practical base that can be used to achieve a successful career in other related areas of business.

    Entry Requirements
    Leaving Certificate candidates, refer to the Accounting Technicians Ireland Website for entry requirements.

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      Wednesday, 31 May 2017

      Course Code: CI061BD
      QQI Award Title: Creative Craft
      QQI Award Letters: 5M1981
      Course Duration: 1 Year

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      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
      The purpose of this course is to provide students with the information, skills and practical experience necessary to work in the area of boat building. The proposed course has a strong craft element and will enable students to gain skills in the construction of small wooden craft. There will be a strong focus on the use of modern materials and techniques. This course is aimed at retaining traditional boat making and repair skills, and developing new skills in boat design, building and repair. The course is aimed at those who are interested in boat building and repair as a career and who want to learn the trade and the modern methods required by today’s standards in a working boat shop.

      Course Content
      • Boatbuilding (Small Wooden Craft) 
      • Work Experience 
      • Sculpture 
      • Drawing 
      • Materials and Finishes 
      • Woodturning 
      • Teamworking 
      • Combined Materials

      Work Experience
      A minimum of 10 days work placement must be completed in a relevant vocational area.

      Progression at Cavan Institute
      At Cavan Institute: Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to a FETAC/QQI level 6 course in Furniture Design or Architectural Technology and Design, 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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      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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      Social Care with Counselling Skills
      Social Care with Counselling Skills

      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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