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With over 80 courses to choose from, we have a course for you.

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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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Level 5 Audio Visual Technician 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 in Sound Production and The Creative Media Pearsons Award.

Course modules include:
  • Sound Engineering and Production
  • Event Production
  • Music Industry Studies 
  • Technical Skills for Theatre
  • Light and Sound
  • Multi Camera Production


The Audio Visual Technician 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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General Information About Traineeships?


Traineeship is a programme of structured training which combines learning in an education and training setting and in the workplace aiming to improve recruitment and employment outcomes for participants and increase retention and productivity within industry.

Traineeship gives participants the opportunity to develop cutting edge skills and knowledge on-the-job, making them more skilled, more employable and enhancing their career options and enables employers to access a pipeline of talent and learners.

  • They respond to an identified industry skills need
  • Lead to an award at NFQ Levels 4-6, or equivalent
  • Are between 6-20 months in duration
  • Have at least 30% of learning on-the-job
  • Combine transversal and technical skills development
  • Are designed for flexible delivery - online, face to face, blended learning
  • Provide open access to prospective trainees, unemployed people may be eligible for income support

Who is eligible?


Traineeships are open to all potential participants, of all ages and backgrounds, and are free of charge to participants. Trainees may include school leavers, older learners, those in employment and those who are unemployed.
People who are unemployed may be eligible for a training allowance or income support for the duration of their training.  Some traineeships offer employer bursaries 

How to apply?



Complete and return an application form to training@cmetb.ie or via post to Recruitment Office, FET Campus, Cavan and Monaghan ETB, Dublin Road, Cavan, Co. Cavan, H12 FW53.

For more information 
Tel: 049 4353923
Mob: 0876793462


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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Course Code: 

Course Level: 5

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques

QQI Code: 5M3807

Duration: 1 Year

Pre-University Sports Science
Pre-University Sports Science

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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 entry requirements.


Course Description
Sports Science is the application of scientific principles in order to understand and enhance sport performance and health and well-being. This course is ideally suited for students who are interested in progressing to a third level course in a sports science related discipline. Modules taught include the core science subjects - Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. The Mathematics module is accepted for entry to higher education courses. These modules form the basis of all first year third level science programmes. In addition, students study exercise and fitness and sports anatomy and physiology which will give students a firm foundation upon which to start their college career and a distinct advantage over students entering directly from school. The majority of our graduates progress to further study in higher education.


Course Content
Sports Anatomy and Physiology
Chemistry
Exercise and Fitness
Teamworking
Laboratory Skills
Mathematics
Physics
Biology 
Nutrition
Word Processing
Work Experience

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course who elect to continue with their studies will have the opportunity to develop careers in a range of sports science areas for example, sports performance analysts, lifestyle consultant, sports administrators, sports coach/instructor, sports development officer and exercise physiologist. According to a recent annual review conducted by the Federation of Irish Sport, sport in Ireland supports up to 40,000 jobs, representing approximately 2% of the total national workforce.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course may progress to a QQI level 6 course in Sports Development with Personal Training available at Cavan Institute.
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).

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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Laura Kelleher - Multimedia - Student Testimonial
Laura Kelleher - Multimedia - Student Testimonial
Student Name: Laura Kelleher
Course: Multimedia and Web Development

"After completing the Leaving Cert in 2013, unsure of what career path I wanted to pursue, I deferred my CAO offer for a year and chose to take a year to study Multimedia and Web Development in Cavan Institute. I did this for two reasons; one being I always had an interest in working with computers, and by studying this course I would get the chance to learn valuable skills that would benefit me regardless of what career path I found myself on at the end of the year, and thought it would be particularly useful due to the rate at which technology and the use of social media are advancing at present. Secondly, I decided to take a year to study at Cavan Institute, to bridge the gap between leaving secondary school and starting a third level college.
It allowed me to develop my independence and gave me an insight into what to expect when I when I did go on to study at third level, and the amount of work and self-motivation that was necessary. It also showed me the standard and expectations I would be required to meet.
The Multimedia & Web Development course offers a wide range of modules from Image Processing and Film Production to Web Design and Work Experience, it really has something for everyone. It gives you a brilliant insight into the different areas of multimedia and what they involve. The understanding and knowledge I had of the Adobe Suite software, was invaluable to me in my first year at in college, as it meant that I already had a good grasp of what others were only learning about for the first time, which left it more enjoyable and less stressful for me.
The tutors and staff provided an excellent support system and were always there to help me, offering advice and guidance whenever I had any questions or problems, no matter how big or small. I also found that the smaller class sizes were of huge benefit. This meant that not only were the classes tailored to our abilities and interests when possible, we were able to communicate with the tutors directly. We were more than just a number, they took the time to sit down with us and help us if we found something difficult, going through it step-by-step if necessary.
At the end of the year, I decided to do a complete U-turn and change my CAO application form (from Social Studies!) and applied to study the Multimedia course at Dublin City University. I graduated in 2017 and am currently working within the Marketing industry, where no two days are the same!
All of this wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t taken the opportunity to study at Cavan Institute, where I developed my skills and knowledge of Multimedia, while receiving the support and encouragement of the staff and tutors there."
We wish you continued success in life and your career Laura. 
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