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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

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

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 if they want to get their product or service known to the general public or if they want to grow and expand their business. Most businesses are now aware of the important role played by online marketing, particularly through social media. This course is designed to equip students with knowledge of marketing, digital marketing, advertising and public relations. The course would appeal to students who wish to gain employment or pursue further study in this area.

Course Content
Advertising
Applied Economics
Behavioural Studies
Communications
Customer Service
Database Methods
Desktop Publishing
Marketing Practice
Statistics
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 sales and marketing, public relations 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

Course Level: 6
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 6 Certificate in Electronic Technology
QQI Code: CETXX
Duration: 1 Year
Telecommunications Systems Cavan Institute

Entry Requirements
Students should have successfully completed an appropriate FETAC/QQI Level 5 course such as Electronic Technology - Robotics or Engineering Technology, both available at Cavan Institute. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet this entry requirement but can demonstrate industry experience. This course may also be of interest to graduates with qualifications in non-computer disciplines who wish to pursue training in this area.

Course Description
This course prepares students for a variety of technical and/or management careers in the electronics and engineering sectors. Students develop the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to work independently and within a team environment in a supervisory capacity.

Course Content
Electronics Analogue
Electronics Digital
Electrical Principles
Data Communications
Microprocessors
Telecommunications Systems
Networks
Communications

Career Opportunities
Telecommunications is a rapidly expanding sector worldwide. Many opportunities exist in the design, production, installation and maintenance of equipment used in the communications industry (e.g., transmitters, aerials, components used by satellite, cellular radio and broadband networks) and the computer industry (e.g., programmable logic controllers).

Progression Opportunities
Graduates 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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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
QQI Code: CCNMX
Duration: 3 Years ab initio
Awarding Body: LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
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This course is delivered in conjunction with Letterkenny IT
Bachelor of Science in Computing Cavan Institute Letterkenny IT

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate: Grade D3 at Ordinary Level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination.
Any FETAC Level 5 award is acceptable.
Mature applicants (over 23) are also welcome to apply.


Course Description
This is a three year full-time degree course which 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.

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.

The first year of this course is undertaken in Cavan Institute.

Course Content
Year 1 - Semester 1

ModulesMandatory/ElectiveNo of CreditsClass hours per week
Introduction OO Programming I Mandatory108
Operating Systems IMandatory54
Mathematics for ComputingMandatory54
Personal & Professional DevelopmentMandatory54
Student DevelopmentMandatory54


Year 1 - Semester 2

ModulesMandatory/ElectiveNo of CreditsClass hours per week
Introduction OO Programming II Mandatory108
Problem Solving with RoboticsMandatory54
Computer ArchitectureMandatory54
Web Development IMandatory54
Management Information SystemsMandatory54


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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Course Code: CI061
Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration
QQI Code: 5M2468
Duration: 1 Year
Business Administration Cavan Institute

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 provide you with a comprehensive overview of what is involved in the administrative function of a business. It covers technologies and practices which are essential in a modern organisational environment. Students will learn about the financial aspects of business administration and they will develop administration skills and abilities to carry out a range of IT functions appropriate to a business organisation.

Course Content
Business Administration Skills
Accounting Manual and Computerised
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised
Communications
Work Experience
Database Methods
Spreadsheet Methods
Payroll Manual and Computerised
Word Processing

Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course should have the necessary skills to carry out administrative duties in a range of organisations, for example, SMEs, financial, insurance and professional organisations, public bodies and call centres.

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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