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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


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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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Course Code: CI061SH
Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies
QQI Code: 5M2110
Duration: 1 Year

Healthcare Security Officer
Healthcare Security Officer


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 specialised course is the first of its kind in the Republic of Ireland and it has been developed in conjunction with St. James’ Hospital and SAR Security Solutions. It enables you to develop the skills required to carry out a security function in a healthcare setting such as a hospital, nursing home, clinic or primary care centre. The role of security officer in a healthcare setting merges the skills of a conventional security officer with specific additional skills that would be essential to work in a healthcare setting. As well as a structured programme of induction at St. James’ Hospital, this course features work experience at the hospital as well as on the job training in new generation technologies by SAR Security.

Course Content

  • Guarding Skills
  • Care Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Legal Practice and Procedure
  • Patient Moving and Handling
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Security Industry Procedures
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience
  • Elder Abuse
  • Occupational First Aid


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to be eligible to apply for work in a specialised custodial or healthcare setting but they will also have necessary core skills to work as a security officer in any traditional settings. 

Progression Opportunities
Further study may lead graduates to a career in facilities management or into management and administrative roles within services such as the national ambulance service, the fire service, local government and the prison service. 
At Cavan Institute: : Graduates of this course may progress to the QQI level 6 course in Security Operations and Administration (Supervisory) or the Health Services Supervisory Management course also at level 6. Both course are 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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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Course Code: CI061DM
FETAC/QQI Level 5 Award Title: Certificate in Marketing
QQI Award Letters: 5M2069
Course Duration: 1 Year 
Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing


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
Marketing is essential to all businesses who wish to grow and expand their business. They need to get their brand/product or service known to the general public.  Most businesses are aware of the important role played by digital marketing, particularly through social media. This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge of marketing, digital marketing, advertising and digital media platforms. This course would appeal to students who wish to gain employment or pursue further study in this area.

Course Content

  • Marketing Practice
  • Digital Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Internet
  • eBusiness Studies
  • Web Authoring
  • Media Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience


Career Opportunities
This course provides students with a general qualification in marketing and will provide opportunities to work in diverse areas such as marketing, sales, digital marketing and advertising.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: 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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Monday, 28 September 2015

In conjunction with Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Computing
Course Code: CI061LB
LYIT Code: LY717
Course Level: 7
National Framework Level: 7
Award Type: Major
Duration: 3 Years ab initio
Awarding Body: LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC

APPLY DIRECTLY TO CAVAN INSTITUTE
This course is delivered in conjunction with Letterkenny IT
Bachelor of Science in Computing
Bachelor of Science in Computing Cavan Institute Letterkenny IT

Is this Programme for Me? 

Ireland is the worlds' largest exporter of Computer Software. This means that there are excellent opportunities for finding well-paid employment when you graduate. Additionally, because computers are used in almost every area of modern life, the range of opportunities and types of jobs which are open to computing graduates means that the chances of having a career you enjoy are excellent.

This programme will provide students with the range of both theoretical and practical skills required for them to participate fully in the rapidly growing computing industry. The ethos of the course is to provide a strong core set of competencies in general computing. These skills are typically required across all companies working in IT.

Do I need to know anything about computers before starting this course?

No. We recognise that different students are entering third level education with very different levels of familiarity with computing. Thus, in first year, we will introduce you to all the basics of using computer and we will assume minimal prior knowledge. 

What happens if I pick the wrong computing course?

First year on all of the computing degree courses is very similar so at the end of first year you have the option of changing into second year of a different computing degree if you feel you have made the wrong course choice (subject to certain conditions) so the only real question you have to ask is whether you want to do computing, don’t worry too much about picking the wrong course.

Minimum Academic Entry Requirements

Grade D3 or higher in at least five ordinary level subjects at Leaving Certificate, including Mathematics and either Irish or English, or an equivalent qualification.
Any FETAC Level 5 award is acceptable.
Mature applicants (over 23) are also welcome to apply.


What will I have to study? 

Year 1 - Semester 1

Modules
No of CreditsClass hours per week
Introduction OO Programming I
108
Operating Systems I
54
Mathematics for Computing
54
Personal & Professional Development
54
Student Development
54


Year 1 - Semester 2

Modules
No of CreditsClass hours per week
Introduction OO Programming II
108
Problem Solving with Robotics
54
Computer Architecture
54
Web Development I
54
Management Information Systems
54


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course the graduate will have acquired:

  • Knowledge and understanding of a range of computer skills;
  • The ability to demonstrate specialist skills required for working in a range of key ICT sectors including software development, database development and infrastructure;
  • The ability to apply and integrate conceptual and theoretical information relating to the skills above;
  • The ability to review available technologies, implement system modelling techniques, design and implement computer systems;
  • The ability to analyse and evaluate information and based on that information be able to formulate and appraise well documented solutions;
  • The skills required to make decisions and justify those decisions in relation to the task;
  • The ability to design and develop computer systems in a structured manner following an appropriate decision making process;
  • The ability to recognise best-practice across a range of legal and ethical areas;
  • The ability to plan and organise work and interact effectively as part of a team;
  • The ability to develop and formalise original ideas using a range of tools;
  • The ability to demonstrate specialist skills required for working in the computing industry.

Career Opportunities

Current forecasts about the future of the computing industry in Ireland are excellent. It is projected that students who enter third level colleges this year are likely to find there are more professional computing jobs available when they graduate than there are computing graduates to fill them.

During the past decade, Ireland has gained increasing recognition as Europe’s premier location for software development. Since the 1980s, most leading US software vendors, including Microsoft, Oracle, Google, Facebook and Symantec, have based their European operations centres in Ireland. The country has also become the number one site for software development in Europe. All the big players such as Microsoft, Google, EBay, Symantec and Amazon are now based in Ireland.

Alongside the big international players Ireland also has a thriving software development industry that has been created in Ireland by Irish computer graduates. It comprises of over 600 companies, about 250 of which have significant levels of overseas sales. Ireland has now overtaken the USA as the biggest exporter of software in the world. 60% of all software sold in Europe originates in Ireland.

In addition to the national demand for computing graduates there are several large computing companies in the Northwest such as Pramerica which is based in Letterkenny, Northbrook which has operations in Derry and Strabane and SITA which is owned by the air transport industry and has recently announced a major jobs expansion.

Progression Opportunities

Progression is available to a one year Level 8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing internally at LYIT.

On completion of this programme graduates may go on to study for their Honours Degree at other ITs and Universities in Ireland and abroad. Progression internationally to second cycle (i.e. 'Bologna Masters') degree programmes.

Grants

The Third Level Grant System applies to this course.
LYIT fees apply.

Further Information

Contact Joe English, Head of School of Computing, Engineering and Science, Cavan Institute
eMail joeenglish at cavaninstitute.ie
Telephone (049) 4332633

For more information see LYIT Bachelor of Science in Computing
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Friday, 18 September 2015

Course Code: CI061AA
Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Certificate in Business Studies
QQI Award Letters: 5M2102

QQI Award Level: 5
Course Duration: 1 Year
Essential IT Skills for the Modern Office Cavan Institute

Course Description
This course is designed with the needs of the adult learner in mind.  It is designed to suit adults who may have been in the work force before but now need to update and develop new skills in the office administration area. It also suits adults who want to acquire computer skills for the first time. This course provides students with the necessary skills to work in the general office environment.  The timetable for this course is family friendly. 

Course Content

  • Business Administration
  • Accounting Manual and Computerised
  • Communications
  • Work ExperienceWord Processing
  • Text Production
  • Database Methods
  • Spreadsheet Methods
Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course should have the necessary skills to pursue a career with commercial, financial, insurance and professional organisations, public bodies and call centres. 

Entry Requirements
This course has been designed for mature applicants. Prior qualifications (such as leaving certificate, etc.), although helpful, are not essential.
Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the FETAC/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: CI061
Course Level: 6
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 6 Certificate in Business
QQI Code: 6M4985
Duration: 1 Year
Business Studies Cavan Institute

Entry Requirements
FETAC/QQI Level 5 Award or Equivalent in a related discipline, such as business studies, business administration, marking, retail practice or office administration. 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 one year course prepares students for employment in the business, finance and IT sector. The course is designed for those who wish to gain advanced knowledge, skills and competence in general business subjects, such as management, finance, law and marketing.

Course Content

  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Business Law
  • Human Resources Management
  • Spreadsheets
  • Project Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing Management


Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course will have the necessary skills to take up employment in retail, banking, insurance, commercial and service industries, as well as bodies including the civil service and local authorities.

Progression Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course will have the necessary skills to take up employment in retail, banking, insurance, commercial and service industries, as well as bodies including the civil service and local authorities.
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