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Monday, 18 November 2019


Course Code: CI062MU
Course Level: 6
Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Digital Media Production
QQI Code: 6M20496
Duration: 1 Year
Creative Digital Media Year 2
Creative Digital Media Year 2


Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Award (or Equivalent) such as level 5 Creative Digital Media Year 1 or Computer Games Design, 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.

Course Description
This course is designed to give students a practical understanding of current and future multimedia developments, applications and technology. The course is geared towards digital video/sound, animation, web technology, responsive web design and multimedia content generation and transmission. Students gain experience in software programs such as Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Cubase, Illustrator and Premiere Pro. The course, although theoretical, is also very practical and provides participants with a thorough understanding of multimedia development. Students design, plan, create and report on projects undertaken during the year.

Course Content

  • Web Authoring
  • Project Management
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Digital Imaging
  • Multimedia Sound
  • Graphics and Animation
  • Digital Video Processing and Production
  • Computer Illustration Graphics

Career Opportunities
Employment in this sector continues to grow and graduates in this area are very much in demand in the multimedia sector. Graduates will be competent to take up employment in the numerous multimedia related industries. Current employment opportunities lie in the areas of web design, graphic design, animation creation, digital image processing/editing, education and computer based training.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course 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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Course Code: CI061MT
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Multimedia Production
QQI Code: 5M2146
Duration: 1 Year

Creative Digital Media Year 1
Creative Digital Media (Year 1)
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 entry requirements.

Course Description
This course is designed to assist students in the development of a broad range of skills in computer graphics, video editing, interactivity, and web design. The emphasis is on using digital media for design purpose. The students explore the use of cross-platform software (Apple Macs and PCs) to plan, design and produce websites incorporating many multimedia features. Digital movies are recorded and edited using industry standard software, Premiere Pro. Students create and develop a wide variety of graphics suitable for print media and the web.

Course Content

  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Multimedia Project Development
  • Design Skills
  • Digital Movie Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Web Authoring
  • Media Analysis
  • Digital Marketing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Career Opportunities
Employment in this sector continues to grow rapidly and graduates in this area are very much in demand in the multimedia sector. Graduates will be competent to take up employment in the numerous multimedia related industries. Current multimedia employment opportunities lie in the areas of web design, graphic design, advertising, animation creation, digital image processing/editing and computer based training.

Progression Opportunities
Elsewhere: Graduates are also 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).

At Cavan Institute: Graduates of Creative Digital Media may progress to a level 6 course in Creative Digital Media Year 2.

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Course Code: CI061SS
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies
QQI Code: 5M2110
Duration: 1 Year
Private Security and Policing Studies
Private Security and Policing Studies


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 entry requirements.

Course Description
This course prepares students for employment in the highly specialised security industry. It provides students with an introduction to the different sectors within the security industry in Ireland. Throughout their period of training, students complete work placements with recognised security companies at music concerts, sporting events and other public events. This course is of particular relevance to students who are interested in a career in An Garda Síochána, the Defence Forces, Prison Service or Emergency Services. This course involves a focus on the academic skills required for a career in the security sector.

Course Content
Communications
Criminal Law and Security Procedures
Criminology
Customer Service
Occupational First Aid
Retail Security
Safety and Health at Work
Security Industry Procedures
Word Processing
Work Experience
Guarding Skills

Career Opportunities
This course has been designed to meet the needs of the security industry in line with the terms of the Private Security Services Act 2004. This course is of particular relevance to students who are interested in a career in An Garda Síochána, the Defence Forces, Prison Services or the Private Security Industry.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to a level 6 course in Security Operations and Administration (Supervisory) available at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates 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: CI061FU
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Furniture Design and Making
QQI Code: 5M2012
Duration: 1 Year
Carpentry Techniques
Carpentry Techniques
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 entry requirements.

Course Description
The aim of our carpentry techniques course is to provide students with the essential skills and capabilities to design, plan and produce quality fine furniture and other craft products. The course is strongly vocational as students’ time is spent between the fully equipped workshop and the drawing and design studio. Students learn a variety of traditional and modern woodworking processes using the finest quality hardwoods, plastics, metals and other composite materials. As part of the course, students manufacture several articles of furniture which they have custom-designed in their own style.

Course Content
Computer-aided Draughting (2D)
Design Skills
Drawing
Furniture Making
Materials and Finishes
Art Woodwork
Wood Turning
Wood Fabrication
Work Experience
Team working

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities include apprenticeships in the woodworking trades, i.e., carpentry, joinery, cabinet making or a career in furniture, product, industrial or sustainable design.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress to a QQI level 6 course in Furniture Design (Year 2) or Architectural Technology and Design (Year 2), 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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Monday, 9 September 2019

Student: Aisling Rose McDonald
Course: Pre-University Arts in Cultural and Heritage Studies

Aisling Rose studied Pre-University Cultural and Heritage Studies QQI Level 5 with us in 2018/2019. She is about to start her Higher Education journey in DCU to study for her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Relations. We hope you have a great time in DCU Aisling Rose and thank you for your contribution. It might help another student to make the leap towards Further Education in Cavan Institute.
 Aisling Rose McDonald - Pre-University Arts in Cultural and Heritage Studies
Aisling Rose McDonald - Pre-University Arts in Cultural and Heritage Studies

Aisling Rose - "There is an abundance of nice things I would love to express about my time at Cavan Institute. For me, it will remain one of the most beneficial, enlightening and rewarding years of my life.

My course enabled me to gain a range of invaluable skills and a fountain of knowledge going forward on my educational journey. The Pre-University Cultural and Heritage Studies course meant that a multitude of possibilities was opened to me, and I had the brilliant opportunity to learn about the origins and historical background of my home town, delve into and discover how important it is to preserve and protect Irish Heritage and all that it encompasses. I enhanced my French-speaking skills and so much more. The year also rewarded me with being able to acquire practical skills and learn how to incorporate referencing into my assignments.

Completing assignments within the time constraints given did supply some stress I will admit, but with the ever-accommodating tutors there to support and guide you, and some self-belief and determination, achieving a high standard of work is possible. The tutors will go above and beyond and answer any queries you may have. I am truly glad that I went to Cavan Institute, and for anyone unsure about whether or not to pursue to a university course, Cavan Institute offers so many courses that will not only gain you a recognised educational achievement but allow many people to have their dreams of moving forward in their pursuit of education manifested into a reality.

Anyone who studies the Pre-University Cultural and Heritage Studies course will not regret it and I can testify to that. I will now be attending DCU for the 2019/2020 academic year, studying International Relations. My experience would not have been the same, if it had not been for some of the overly accommodating, compassionate and helpful tutors, including Patrick Cassidy and Margaret Tiernan among others. I will never forget what they did for me, nor the time I spent there."

What can we say! Thank you Aisling Rose. With your attitude and positivity, you will excel at whatever you do next.
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Saturday, 29 June 2019


Level 6 Youthwork in partnership with a number of local Cavan employers

The course will commence in September 2019 for 1.5 years, 3 days per week with the employer and 2 days per week in college. This programme provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence, to work independently and with others to provide services in the area of Youthwork.  
The learner will achieve a Level 6 QQI award in Youthwork.

Course modules include:

  • Community Development Practice
  • Community Development Theory
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Group Work Theory and Practice
  • Conflict Management
  • Work Experience 


The Youthwork Traineeship is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

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Level 5 Home Care in partnership with a number of local Cavan employers

The course will commence in September 2019, comprising of 26 weeks of theory and 12 weeks of work based learning in partnership with a number of local Cavan employers.
The learner will complete QQI Level 5 Award Health Care Support.

Course modules include:
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Care Skills
  • Care Support
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Palliative Care Support
The Home Care Traineeship is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020
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