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Monday, 3 December 2018

Student: Sharon Monaghan
Course: QQI Level 5 and ITEC Nail and Beauty Care
Student Testimonial - Sharon Monaghan - Nail and Beauty Care

“My name is Sharon Monaghan. I studied Nail and Beauty Care last year in Cavan Institute.
This wasn’t my first time studying with Cavan Institute. I attended Cavan College in 2003 -2005,  studying reception studies and advanced business and computer studies. I then started a job in Quinn Direct/Liberty Insurance where I worked for 11 years. Unfortunately, in 2016, I was made redundant from my job.

In 2014 I completed a skin care, eye treatment and make-up evening course in Cavan Institute. I realised I had a passion for this type of work, so when I was made redundant I decided to further my education and return to college. I was keen to attend Cavan Institute because it isn’t too far from home and as I and my two sisters had previously attended here I knew it was an excellent college. I looked at the courses available and narrowed it down to Beauty Therapy or Nail and Beauty Care.
The Beauty Therapy course is a two year course and I was not able to commit to this. I looked into the Nail and Beauty Care further and it seemed to be ideal. It’s a one year course, it covers nail technology which includes gel and acrylic nails which are very popular in salons. It also covers manicure, pedicure, waxing, massage, skin care, eye treatments and make up. All of which are the main treatments in a salon.

I completed my work experience in December and as a result of my placement I was offered a full time job in May when the course is completed. I really enjoyed the course and the tutors are excellent. I am very happy with the course I choose to do and would recommend it to anyone.
I'm now working 4 days in a salon in Kells.  I do gel, acrylic, shellac, manicures, pedicure, waxing, tinting, massage, facials, microdermabrasion,  make up and tanning. I am working here almost 2 years. I started here after I completed my work experience while studying for the course.”

Thanks for your contribution Sharon. Continued success to you in life and your career.

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Friday, 30 November 2018

Student: Alex Vintea
Accounting Technician Student Testimonial Alex Vintea
Accounting Technician - Alex Vintea

Alex Vintea completed the final Accounting Technician exams in May 2017 in Cavan Institute and passed with flying colours.  Having no formal accounting qualifications prior to joining the course, Alex found the course difficult at the beginning but soon came to terms with the workload and managed to get through all his exams. 

He secured employment with Cavan Equestrian Centre as a junior accountant and is really enjoying his new role.  He decided to take the next step and successfully completed the Tax Technician Qualification through the Irish Taxation Institute in 2018.

Alex stated that ‘he loved his experience at Cavan Institute and found the teaching staff friendly and very helpful'.

Well done Alex and we wish you every success in the future. 


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Monday, 12 November 2018

Student: Devorca McCann
Courses: QQI Level 5 Pre University Law and QQI Level 6 Administration and IT Skills
Devorca McCann - Pre-university Law and Administration and IT Skills
Devorca McCann - Pre-university Law and Administration and IT Skills

"I studied level 5 pre-university law and level 6 administration and IT skills.

I chose to do the pre-university law course in Cavan Institute. It provided me with a great insight into the Irish law system. It provided me with practical skills that are required in the work place

As part of both courses, one mandatory subject was work experience. I believe that if I had not completed my work experience in a solicitor's office, I wouldn't be where I am today. The work experience gave me great knowledge on how a legal office works. I was also trained up on the software which is used in many legal offices.

I am now working in a solicitor's office, being trained as a legal secretary. My courses in Cavan Institute gave me a great insight and has helped me in many ways. I now have the opportunity to become a qualified legal secretary. I can progress to a level 7 Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice in Griffith College."

Thanks for your contribution Devorca. We wish you continued success in your career and life. 

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Student: Áine Smith from Cootehill, Co Cavan.
Course: QQI Level 5 in Childcare and QQI Level 6 in Childcare Supervisor
Completed: BA Hons Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education (4 Years)
Áine Smith - Childcare and Childcare Supervisor
Áine Smith - Childcare and Childcare Supervisor
"When I completed my leaving certificate I had no idea what I wanted to do. So, I opted to do a year in Cavan Institute in Childcare, this then progressed on to two years. The modules covered were excellent if you wanted to gain an insight into the early childhood sector in particular, child development and early childhood curriculum these elements were interesting but also are fundamental in the work place today. Each of the modules covered in the course give you the basis and confidence to go on to work in the sector but equally to progress in your studies. I developed skills in assignment presentation but equally in time management and meeting deadlines.

The variety and consistency of work placements allowed us, as students, in Cavan Institute to get a taste of what it is like to work in the early years sector. I attended placement in Halle, in Germany as part of my studies with Cavan Institute, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. This experience allowed me to get a flavour of what it is like to work in the early years sector in an international placement. It allowed me to broaden my horizon as to the various job opportunities there are abroad.

This childcare course at Cavan Institute really emphasises the importance of early year’s educators to have a good knowledge of child development, but also to provide children with rich learning experiences. As a student you are encouraged to share any thoughts and ideas in relation to each module and this is extremely important as it also broadens your knowledge.

It is true to say that I would not have gone on to complete my BA Hons Degree in Dundalk Institute of Technology only for the supportive tutors that I had in Cavan Institute. I am currently working full time as a preschool leader in a prestigious early years' service in Cavan. As the early years sector continues to strive towards quality provision, it is essential to have quality trained staff.  At present I am engaging in continual professional development in a Leadership for Inclusion programme (LINC Programme) which is designed to facilitate early years’ educators to promote the inclusion of children with additional needs."

We wish you continued success Áine and thank you for your contribution.
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Student Testimonials

Students have been very kind to forward their own testimonials for courses they studied at Cavan Institute. Student testimonials are a useful tool to gain insight into courses, progression routes, work opportunities and college life. You can read more testimonials on our LinkedIn account.

Childcare and Childcare Supervisor - Aine Smith 

When I completed my leaving certificate I had no idea what I wanted to do. So, I opted to do a year in Cavan Institute in Childcare, this then progressed on to two years. The modules covered were excellent if you wanted to gain an insight into the early childhood sector in particular, child development and early childhood curriculum these elements were interesting but also are fundamental in the work place today. Read More ...

Pre-University Law and Administration and IT Skills - Devorca McCann

I studied level 5 pre-university law and level 6 administration and IT skills. 

I chose to do the pre-university law course in Cavan Institute. It provided me with a great insight into the Irish law system. It provided me with practical skills that are required in the work place. As part of both courses one mandatory subject was work experience. Read More ...

Accounting Technician - Alex Vintea


Alex Vintea completed the final Accounting Technician exams in May 2017 in Cavan Institute and passed with flying colours.  Having no formal accounting qualifications prior to joining the course, Alex found the course difficult at the beginning but soon came to terms with the workload and managed to get through all his exams. Read more ...

Nail and Beauty Care - Sharon Monaghan

I completed my work experience in December and as a result of my placement I was offered a full time job in May when the course is completed. I really enjoyed the course and the tutors are excellent. I am very happy with the course I choose to do and would recommend it to anyone.
I'm now working 4 days in a salon in Kells. Read more ...


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Monday, 8 October 2018

GDPR Compliance

The EU General Data Protection Regulations or ‘the GDPR’ comes into effect on 25th of May 2018 and it replaces the existing Data Protection Laws in the European Union. The reason for the change is to give people more rights, control and understanding of how their personal data is being used. The GDPR will have no impact on the services we provide to you. It does however require CMETB to keep you informed of the following:

The types of data we hold about you
The purpose it is used for
and

Your rights in relation to how it is processed.

To help you understand how and why Cavan Institute and CMETB processes your personal data, please read our Data Privacy Notices by clicking on this link.

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Friday, 6 July 2018

Course Code:
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hospitality
QQI Code: 5M2083
Duration: 1 Year

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award.
Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these.

About This Traineeship
This traineeship provides an introduction to the broad range of skills and knowledge required to work in the hotel, accommodation, restaurant and food service sectors. By completing this course you will develop essential skills in areas like food service, food safety, basic kitchen skills, serving hot and cold beverages, bar service, handling payments, guest services and accommodation services. You will also gain hands-on experience that will help you build a career in the hospitality and food service sector.
You will spend 8 weeks working in 4 star and 5 star hotels and restaurants in the region. This will allow you to put your learning into practice in the work place, building your knowledge and developing your career potential. Work placement will be supported with a range of field trips to local restaurants and hotels where you will meet with employers and see the delivery of hospitality services. This traineeship is a focused combination of classroom-based learning with work-based learning within a supportive working environment.

Course Content
As part of this course you will study Customer Service, Reception and Frontline Office Skills, Accommodation Techniques, Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition, Restaurant Skills, Food Preparation, Food Safety (EHOA training and certification) Word Processing and Work Practice.

Employment and Further Training Opportunities
On successful completion of the course you can either apply for a job locally, decide to travel and work abroad or opt to progress to further study in Further Education Institutes, Universities or Institutes of Technology. Work placement employers will consider applications from trainees who complete this course, subject to meeting certain criteria.

Course Fees
There are no fees for this course. You will be entitled to Travel or Accommodation allowance, a Meal Allowance and access to the CETS Childcare scheme.

If you are on a Department of Social Welfare payment you may be able to continue to receive your payments, you should check with your DSP o cer. For those not in receipt of a DSP payment a bursary may be payable. This is at the discretion of the employer and is subject to satisfactory conduct and attendance.

Contact
Application forms and further details are available from CMETB Course Recruitment - 049 4353923 or training@cmetb.ie or apply online www.fetchcourses.ie
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