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Friday, 6 July 2018

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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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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Corporate Transport Hospitality
Corporate Transport Hospitality

Course Code: CI061ST
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies
QQI Code: 5M2110
Duration: 1 Year
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Entry Requirements

Full driver’s licence. Consideration will also be given to those under 23 who present with a Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA), LCVP or a QQI Level 4 award.

Course Description
This course aims to train students to work as professional drivers or chauffeurs in the corporate transport hospitality and security sector. It will appeal to mature students with experience/background in the state security services (An Garda Síochána, Defence Forces, Emergency Services). This course will equip students with the skills set required to work in this sector, to ensure the safety and security of executive, corporate and VIP passengers. This will include customer service skills, interpersonal skills and intercultural awareness, guarding skills and security threat awareness. The course will also train students in basic motor vehicle maintenance, pre-journey vehicle inspection and health, safety and welfare practice and procedures. Students will have the opportunity to prepare for the Special Public Service Vehicle (SPSV) test. In order to apply for this licence, students must hold a full driver’s licence and be aged 25 or over.

Course Content

  • Legal Practices & Procedures
  • Security Industry Procedures
  • Guarding Skills
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Motor Vehicle Practice
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Tourism Principles and Practice
  • Language (Beginners French or Spanish)
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • Behavioural Studies


Career Opportunities
Opportunities for graduates of this course may include working as chauffeurs or drivers for national and international ground transport operators in the emerging business and tourist markets both in Ireland and in Europe. Graduates may also decide to set up their own business, providing local chauffeuring services.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this level 5 award can progress to the level 6 course in Security Operations and Administration (Supervisory) at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate or degree programmes at Institutes of Technology or Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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Course Code: CI061BA
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Barbering and
City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
QQI Code: 5M3351
Duration: 1 Year
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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.

Course Description
This is a one year full-time course. It is targeted at males and females who are interested in a career in Barbering. Subjects within the course are tailored for the male hairdressing industry and include barbering techniques, styling and finishing of men’s hair, colouring, lightening and perming men’s hair, and safety and health at work. Students will have an opportunity to work on male clients throughout the course. Work placement is an integral part of the course. Students are encouraged to seek their placement specifically in barbershops.

Course Content
  • Barbering Techniques
  • Hairdressing Science
  • Work Experience
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Retail Selling
  • City and Guilds Barbering
  • Hairdressing Theory and Practice
  • Customer Service
  • Personal Effectiveness
Career Opportunities
On completion of this course graduates will be job-ready having acquired the skills to work in the male hairdressing industry as qualified barbers. Other opportunities include employment on a cruise liner, participating in completion work, working in the wholesale/retail sector or as a technician for a leading company in the vocational area.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course may progress to the second year of a Hairdressing course in Cavan Institute where they will advance their City and Guilds qualifications and study for the Department of Education and Skills Junior Trades Certificate.
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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Course Code: CI061BF
Course Level: 5
QQI Level 5 Award Title: Business Studies
QQI Level 5 Award Code: 5M2102
Course Duration: 1 Year

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Business Studies - Accounting and Finance
Business Studies - Accounting and Finance

Course Description
This course is designed to help students develop the essential accounting and financial knowledge and skills which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of both manual and integrated accounting software. There is a focus in this course on the functional areas of accounting, finance and business and the factors which influence business success.

Course Content

Accounting - Manual and Computerised
Applied Economics
Communications
Work Experience
Business Administration 
Bookkeeping – Manual and Computerised
Statistics
Taxation 
Financial Services

    Career Opportunities
    With this course, students can go on to pursue a career in such diverse areas such as accounting, finance, retail, marketing and IT.

    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. 
    Progression
    At Cavan Institute
    Upon successful completion of this programme, students may progress to the one-year level 6 QQI courses, Administration, and IT for Business or Business Studies (Year 2). They may also progress to the ATI Accounting Technicians Ireland course, also 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: CI061AC and CI062AC
    QQI Award Letters: RAXXX (ROA)
    Course Certification: Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI)
    Course Duration: 2 Years

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    Accounting Technician - Computerised Accounting
    Accounting Technician - Computerised Accounting

    Course Description
    This course is aimed at students who are interested in pursuing a career in accounting/finance.
    Accounting Technicians are skilled persons who work at middle management level and who provide essential financial and accounting support information to professional accountants and to senior management. Some examples of positions available to qualified Accounting Technicians include: accounting supervisor, budget officer, assistant accountant and payroll administrator. 

    At the end of their two years of study and having complied with all the requirements of Accounting Technicians Ireland, students will be awarded the Certificate MATI (Members of the Accounting Technicians Ireland).

    Accounting Technicians Ireland, in a recent survey of their members, state that "almost 95% of our members are employed. As an Accounting Technician you will be qualified to work in many types of accountancy jobs. There is always a stong demand for these skills in the marketplace."

    Course Content
    Year 1

    • Computer Applications
    • Financial Accounting 
    • Taxation 
    • Business Management
    • Law and Ethics
    Year 2

    • Advanced Financial Accounting
    • Advanced Taxation
    • Management Accounting
    • Integrated Accounting Systems
    • Work Experience
    Work Experience
    Work Experience is an integral part of this course. Students complete one day per week work experience in year 2 in areas of work, which are relevant to their course, both in the public and private sectors.

    Course Certification
    The Accounting Technicians Ireland examinations entitle the student to exemptions from examinations of the following Accountancy Bodies:
    Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
    Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA)
    Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ACA)
    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England, Wales, Scotland
    Institute of Taxation

    Career Opportunities
    The accounting technician qualification is a recognised pathway to attaining a professional accountancy qualification through the Certified Public Accountancy course available at Cavan Institute and elsewhere. Even if you do not aspire to qualifying as a professional accountant, the course provides a solid theoretical and practical base that can be used to achieve a successful career in other related areas of business.

    Entry Requirements
    Leaving Certificate candidates, refer to the Accounting Technicians Ireland Website for entry requirements.

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      Wednesday, 31 May 2017

      Course Code: CI061BD
      QQI Award Title: Creative Craft
      QQI Award Letters: 5M1981
      Course Duration: 1 Year

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      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
      The purpose of this course is to provide students with the information, skills and practical experience necessary to work in the area of boat building. The proposed course has a strong craft element and will enable students to gain skills in the construction of small wooden craft. There will be a strong focus on the use of modern materials and techniques. This course is aimed at retaining traditional boat making and repair skills, and developing new skills in boat design, building and repair. The course is aimed at those who are interested in boat building and repair as a career and who want to learn the trade and the modern methods required by today’s standards in a working boat shop.

      Course Content
      • Boatbuilding (Small Wooden Craft) 
      • Work Experience 
      • Sculpture 
      • Drawing 
      • Materials and Finishes 
      • Woodturning 
      • Teamworking 
      • Combined Materials

      Work Experience
      A minimum of 10 days work placement must be completed in a relevant vocational area.

      Progression at Cavan Institute
      At Cavan Institute: Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to a FETAC/QQI level 6 course in Furniture Design or Architectural Technology and Design, 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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      Tuesday, 25 April 2017

      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.  
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