Applying to Cavan Institute
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Applicants for these courses must apply directly to Cavan Institute. Entry to these courses is competitive and a points system is used to rank applicants in order of merit. Places are offered in accordance with the ranked listing.
All Other Courses
All applicants must apply online. Late applications may be accepted where vacancies exist on courses. In mid August applicants are invited to submit Leaving Certificate results (where applicable). Applicants who receive Leaving Certificate grades equal to or higher than those specified by the course of their choice will be accepted. Those failing to do so may be accommodated on a course providing the best possible alternative.
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Cavan Institute is registered with FETAC to offer programmes leading to FETAC awards in the National Framework of Qualifications. Cavan Institute has agreed its quality assurance procedures with FETAC.
There may be tuition fees for Further Education courses as they are assisted by the European Social Fund. Examination fees, membership fees of professional bodies (where applicable) and other sundry items (course materials) are payable at various times throughout the academic year.
Cavan Institute welcomes applicants who wish to return to full-time education. Such applicants may not be required to have theminimum entryrequirements. The Institute will look for satisfactory evidence of the applicants ability to pursue and benefit from the course. Mature applicants should apply online to the Institute and may be required to attend for interview as part of the selection process.
The Institute welcomes applications from International Students. It seeks to provide an atmosphere where the international student can benefit both academically and personally from their time here. International Students should contact the Admissions office for further information.
All students entering Cavan Institute will be required to register. Applicants will be notified of the date of registration mid August.
Students taking PLC courses are now eligible for maintenance grants. These grants are means tested. Students should apply to their local Vocational Education Committee for an application form.
This scheme is operated to give unemployed people education and training opportunities without losing their benefits. It applies to all courses offered at Cavan Institute.
To qualify for VTOS students must be: Aged 21 or over.
- In receipt of one of the following benefits for at least 6 months:
- unemployment assistance
- signing credits
- one parent family payment
- invalidity pension
- disability allowance
- or a dependant spouse of one of the above
Students who qualify will receive the following:
- Lunch Allowance Travel Allowance (depending on the location of your home) Books and Materials, Examination Fees, Childcare Support (limited).
- Bonus payment for those receiving social welfare payments for at least a year before starting at Cavan Institute.
The Cavan Institute Student Accommodation List provides information on accommodation for the large number of students living away from home.
Advice on finding accommodation, tenancy agreements, deposits and the purpose of rent books may be found in this publication. Accommodation sought by students depends on their requirements.
The usual choices on offer are:
- Flat/Apartment/House Sharing
The above mentioned publication contains an extensive list of accommodation on offer in the Cavan area. Only students who are registered with the Institute will receive this booklet.
For further information on the accommodation contained in the booklet or if difficulties arise in regard to your accommodation during the academic year you should contact reception on 049 4332633. Click here to view a map of Cavan town.
Applicants with Special Needs
Students with disabilities are welcome at Cavan Institute and should contact the Institute as soon as possible to discuss their particular needs.
The purpose of this procedure is to alert the Institute of the particular needs of the student, so that preparations can be made to provide the necessary support and make appropriate arrangements for the student.
Cavan Institute has a wealth of experience built up over a number of years in supporting students with disabilities. This support can take a variety of forms - from providing personal assistants, specialised equipment and particular computer software to mention but a few.
Students with a disability may qualify for non-standard entry if, because of their disability, learning difficulty or health difficulty, they cannot compete equally in the Leaving Certificate examination and, as a result, do not meet the admission criteria. The arrangements for non-standard entry are determined on an individual basis so that full consideration can be given to each individual student.
The phrase 'people with disabilities' includes people with physical disabilities, people who are visually impaired; people who are deaf or hard of hearing; people with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, people with mental health problems and people with significant health or medical problems. The definition extends to any person who requires extra support in order to participate equally at the Institute.