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Creative Technology Event

Come along to hear from industry leaders in the fields of visual communication, interactive media, games, film and music. See cutting edge digital technology in use and check out our exhibition showcasing career possibilities in the creative industries. The only boundary is your imagination.
Drop-In Day at Cavan Institute

12.00 to 4.00pm 29 November 2014
Are you thinking of Further Study or Training? We've got a course to suit you and a team to support you.
Online Applications

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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MOMENTUM will provide eligible jobseekers with
  • Access to a range of quality education and training projects
  • Links to identified job vacancies and employers
  • Work placement and support
  • Relevant industry and NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) Certification.

MOMENTUM details are available here.

Professional Cookery Information Sheet
Cavan Institute, Cathedral Road, Cavan
Proposed Start Date: 13 October 2014
Please contact Laura Traynor (047-84900) or Valerie Gray (047-30888) or Dept of Social Protection (049-4379600) for more information.

Applicants for this Momentum Programme must be unemployed for 12 months or longer and be in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance/Benefit or on the Live Register for 12 months or longer. Eligibility must be confirmed by Department of Social Protection Employment Services.

CMETB MOMENTUM - Professional Cookery Course

eBusiness Course
Cavan Institute, Cathedral Road, Cavan (commencing 17 Novemeber 2014) and Virginia Show Grounds (commencing 24 November 2014)
Please contact Laura Traynor (047-84900) or Valerie Gray (047-30888) or Dept of Social Protection (047-30160) for more information.

Applicants for this Momentum Programme must be unemployed for 12 months or longer and be in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance / Benefit or on the Live Register for 12 months or longer. Eligibility must be confirmed by DSP Employment Services.

CMETB MOMEMTUM - eBusiness Course

Diploma in Complementary Therapy

Course Code: CI062BC
QQI Award Title:
QQI Award Letters: 6M3479
Certification: ITEC (International Therapies Examination Council) and FETAC

Course Duration: 1 Year
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 who successfully complete the course will be able to practice professionally as a complementary therapist, increase employment opportunities and broaden existing client base. Students actively participate, on a weekly basis, in the clinic on campus and gain experience practicing treatments and developing existing skills to industry standard. Work experience in complementary therapy is an integral part of the course.

Course Content
Anatomy and physiology
Indian head massage
Swedish massage/ advanced body massage
Holistic massage
Team working
Complimentary therapy industry ethics and practice
Work practice
Personal and professional development
Commercial clinic experience
Healthy eating and well-being for the complementary therapy client

Optional workshops:
Product demonstrations
Hot stones
Hopi ear candle
Myo fascia release therapy
Bamboo massage
Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course may obtain positions as Complementary therapists in beauty salons, hotel spas, health farms, healing centres, 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.
Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or equivalent
Mature Applicants welcome
Additional Requirements
Students must meet all the necessary criteria as stipulated by the international examination bodies, these include completion of required course hours and specific case study work.
Students on the course must purchase their uniform, professional work kits and student insurance.
All examination and kit fees are payable prior to course commencement.