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Applications for 2015/16 are now Open.

Browse through our list of courses to find the one that is right for you or if you already know then go to the applications page to enter the online applications system directly. We have a course for you.
Sport at Cavan Institute

Sports play a big part in student life at Cavan Institute with the Institute boasting a Men's and Ladies Gaelic Football Team, Handball Club, Mens and Ladies Soccer Teams, Badminton Club and much more.

Students also have the opportunity to start up their own sports clubs or societies so anything from snooker to ultimate frisbee could be up and running at Cavan Institute in 2013-2014.
Science at Cavan Institute

Cavan Institute now boasts a range of science courses including a new forensic science course. In Ireland, the Forensic Science Laboratory forms part of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.

This is an extremely popular and fast growing industry and your first step to a new career could be here at Cavan Institute. Visit the Forensic Laboratory website for more information on the qualifications you need to work in this area.
Electronics at Cavan Institute

In electronic work, engineers provide a wide variety of products used in the modern world. These include personal computers, digital televisions, heating control systems, games consoles and mobile phones.

Recent growth in the electronics, telecommunications and computer industries has strengthened the demand for graduates in this area. Students who successfully complete Electronics Year 1 can continue onto the Level 6 Telecommunication Systems course at Cavan Institute.
Get creative

Whether it is the traditional arts or the modern design technologies that interest you, at Cavan Institute we have a wide range of creative courses on offer including Art, Craft and Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Furniture Design, Games Design, Architectural Design and much more besides!

So why not browse through our A - Z courses section and find the courses that is right for you.
Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Motor Vehicle Maintenance FETAC Level 5 students at Cavan Institute who were finalists of the IMI awards sponsored by Erne Motor Works Toyota, Dublin Road Cavan.
Get Certified

All our courses are fully accredited by the relevant awarding bodies such as Q.Q.I. (Quality & Qualifications Ireland), ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council), FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council) and HETAC (Higher Education & Training Awards Council).

Cavan Institute also has agreed advanced entry links (dependent upon required certification results) for our students to Athlone, Letterkenny, Sligo and Dundalk Institutes of Technology. This allows students to complete the first year or two years of a degree course closer to home.

Interested in Radio Production, Web Design, Games Design or Film Production? If so then Cavan Institute is the place for you. We provide courses with a wide range of multimedia related subjects, taught in high spec computer labs by expert tutors.

Our students develop their own 2D and 3D games, movies with special effects, publications with industry standard graphics and live websites with original graphics, animations and more.
Make Up Artistry

This striking image from the 2012-2013 graduate show displays the amazing skills that are acquired on the Make Up Artistry course at Cavan Institute. Whether it is full blown body art or special effect movie make up you are interested in, its all covered by the expert tutors at Cavan Institute.

With our multimedia students often creating their own mini movies and trailers the make up artistry students have regular opportunities to practice their skills in-house and with a boom in movie productions on this isle currently, the skills of a make up artist are in demand more than ever before.

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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.  

Complementary Therapies

Course Code: CI061
Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services
ITEC (International Therapy Examinations Council)
QQI Code: 5M4468
Duration: 1 Year

Course Kit and Uniform Information

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 suitable for individuals who have an interest in holistic therapies and would like to pursue a career in this area or add to existing qualifications. It is aimed at giving a comprehensive understanding in a wide variety of the most popular therapies leading to internationally recognised qualifications. Students get hand-on experience and real world experience through providing supervised treatments in the clinic on campus. There is a focus on this course on practicing treatments and developing existing skills to industry standard. Work experience in complementary therapy is an integral part of the course. In order to complete the course successfully, students must meet all the necessary criteria as stipulated by the international examination bodies, including completion of required course hours and project work.

Course Content
Anatomy and Physiology
Indian Head Massage
Holistic Massage
Work Experience
Figure Analysis and Swedish Massage
Personal Effectiveness
Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice
Commercial Clinic Experience

Optional Workshops May Include:
Product Demonstrations
Hot Stones
Myo Fascia Release Therapy
Hopi Ear Candle
Bamboo Massage

Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course may obtain positions as complementary therapists in beauty salons, hotel spas, health centres, healing centres, or they may become sales representatives and trainers for health products. Graduates of this course have the necessary qualifications to start their own business. The Internationally recognised diplomas that Cavan Institute offer, provide a career passport for the more adventurous students who wish to see the world, excellent job opportunities are also available on cruise liners.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or 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).