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Course Code: CI061
Course Level: 6
Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Business
QQI Code: 6M4985
Duration: 1 Year
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Business Studies
Business Studies

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award or Equivalent in a related discipline, such as business studies, business administration, marking, retail practice or office administration. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Course Description
This one year course prepares students for employment in the business, finance and IT sector. The course is designed for those who wish to gain advanced knowledge, skills and competence in general business subjects, such as management, finance, law and marketing.

Course Content

  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Business Law
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Front Office Skills
  • Finance
  • Database Methods
  • Banking and Insurance


Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course will have the necessary skills to take up employment in retail, banking, insurance, commercial and service industries, as well as bodies including the civil service and local authorities.

Progression Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course will have the necessary skills to take up employment in retail, banking, insurance, commercial and service industries, as well as bodies including the civil service and local authorities.
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Course Code: CI061HC
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Health Service Skills
QQI Code: 5M3782
Duration: 1 Year
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Health Service Skills


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 places an emphasis on the care of people in both the community and in the healthcare residential sector. It is suitable for those wishing to embark on a career in caring and those wishing to gain a recognised qualification in caring. It equips the carer with the practical knowledge and skills required to support and assist people in their daily lives. Throughout the course, students will visit and obtain work experience in a variety of settings. Placement will be monitored by qualified healthcare practitioners.

Course Content
Care Skills
Care Support
Care of the Older Person
Communications
Understanding Mental Health
Infection Prevention and Control
Activities of the Living Patient Care
Occupational First Aid
Safety and Health at Work
Information Technology Skills
Work Experience

Career Opportunities
Graduates can pursue employment in a care setting, either in the home, in HSE or privately run day care centres, nursing homes or in residential care institutions. Job prospects are excellent since many institutions are now advertising for healthcare staff with this qualification.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the first year of a BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, which is a two-year Athlone Institute of Technology programme where students take year one in Cavan Institute and year two in AIT. Graduates may also apply for a place on the BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care, a two-year programme also 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: CI061NS
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies
QQI Code: 5M4349
Duration: 1 Year
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Nursing Studies
Nursing 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 is suitable for students who are considering a career in all aspects of nursing and caring. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a clear understanding of the academic requirements and personal qualities and characteristics necessary for a successful career in nursing. The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work under supervision in a variety of health care settings and or to progress to further and or higher education training. The course combines a wide range of modules designed to give students an overview of topics required for nursing, with a work placement element, which students arrange in a health care setting of their choice. Students are provided with a unique insight into the diversity of a career in nursing and caring. The course also prepares students for degree courses, interviews and career progression.

Course Content
Anatomy and Physiology
Care Provision and Practice
Communications
Human Growth and Development
Infection Prevention and Control
Nursing Theory and Practice
Occupational First Aid
Research and Study Skills
Understanding Mental Health
Mathematics
Work Experience

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates are eligible to progress to the level 6 Services Supervisory Management course

Elsewhere: A full FETAC/QQI award in Nursing Studies is now recognised as an entry route into nurse degree programmes in Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland. Graduates of this course have been successful in gaining entry to nurse training in Ireland and the UK. In addition to the opportunities for study in Irish Universities, Cavan Institute has contact with UK based universities and supports students with their UCAS application process.
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In conjunction with Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Computing
Course Code: CI061LB
LYIT Code: LY717
Course Level: 7
National Framework Level: 7
Award Type: Major
Duration: 3 Years ab initio
Awarding Body: LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC

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Bachelor of Science in Computing Cavan Institute Letterkenny IT
Bachelor of Science in Computing Cavan Institute Letterkenny IT

This course is delivered in conjunction with Letterkenny IT

Is this Programme for Me? 

Ireland is the worlds' largest exporter of Computer Software. This means that there are excellent opportunities for finding well-paid employment when you graduate. Additionally, because computers are used in almost every area of modern life, the range of opportunities and types of jobs which are open to computing graduates means that the chances of having a career you enjoy are excellent.

This programme will provide students with the range of both theoretical and practical skills required for them to participate fully in the rapidly growing computing industry. The ethos of the course is to provide a strong core set of competencies in general computing. These skills are typically required across all companies working in IT.

Do I need to know anything about computers before starting this course?

No. We recognise that different students are entering third level education with very different levels of familiarity with computing. Thus, in first year, we will introduce you to all the basics of using computer and we will assume minimal prior knowledge. 

What happens if I pick the wrong computing course?

First year on all of the computing degree courses is very similar so at the end of first year you have the option of changing into second year of a different computing degree if you feel you have made the wrong course choice (subject to certain conditions) so the only real question you have to ask is whether you want to do computing, don’t worry too much about picking the wrong course.

Minimum Academic Entry Requirements

Grade D3 or higher in at least five ordinary level subjects at Leaving Certificate, including Mathematics and either Irish or English, or an equivalent qualification.
Any FETAC Level 5 award is acceptable.
Mature applicants (over 23) are also welcome to apply.


What will I have to study? 

Year 1 - Semester 1

Modules
No of CreditsClass hours per week
Introduction OO Programming I
108
Operating Systems I
54
Mathematics for Computing
54
Personal & Professional Development
54
Student Development
54


Year 1 - Semester 2

Modules
No of CreditsClass hours per week
Introduction OO Programming II
108
Problem Solving with Robotics
54
Computer Architecture
54
Web Development I
54
Management Information Systems
54


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course the graduate will have acquired:

  • Knowledge and understanding of a range of computer skills;
  • The ability to demonstrate specialist skills required for working in a range of key ICT sectors including software development, database development and infrastructure;
  • The ability to apply and integrate conceptual and theoretical information relating to the skills above;
  • The ability to review available technologies, implement system modelling techniques, design and implement computer systems;
  • The ability to analyse and evaluate information and based on that information be able to formulate and appraise well documented solutions;
  • The skills required to make decisions and justify those decisions in relation to the task;
  • The ability to design and develop computer systems in a structured manner following an appropriate decision making process;
  • The ability to recognise best-practice across a range of legal and ethical areas;
  • The ability to plan and organise work and interact effectively as part of a team;
  • The ability to develop and formalise original ideas using a range of tools;
  • The ability to demonstrate specialist skills required for working in the computing industry.

Career Opportunities

Current forecasts about the future of the computing industry in Ireland are excellent. It is projected that students who enter third level colleges this year are likely to find there are more professional computing jobs available when they graduate than there are computing graduates to fill them.

During the past decade, Ireland has gained increasing recognition as Europe’s premier location for software development. Since the 1980s, most leading US software vendors, including Microsoft, Oracle, Google, Facebook and Symantec, have based their European operations centres in Ireland. The country has also become the number one site for software development in Europe. All the big players such as Microsoft, Google, EBay, Symantec and Amazon are now based in Ireland.

Alongside the big international players Ireland also has a thriving software development industry that has been created in Ireland by Irish computer graduates. It comprises of over 600 companies, about 250 of which have significant levels of overseas sales. Ireland has now overtaken the USA as the biggest exporter of software in the world. 60% of all software sold in Europe originates in Ireland.

In addition to the national demand for computing graduates there are several large computing companies in the Northwest such as Pramerica which is based in Letterkenny, Northbrook which has operations in Derry and Strabane and SITA which is owned by the air transport industry and has recently announced a major jobs expansion.

Progression Opportunities

Progression is available to a one year Level 8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing internally at LYIT.

On completion of this programme graduates may go on to study for their Honours Degree at other ITs and Universities in Ireland and abroad. Progression internationally to second cycle (i.e. 'Bologna Masters') degree programmes.

Grants

The Third Level Grant System applies to this course.
LYIT fees apply.

Further Information

Contact Joe English, Head of School of Computing, Engineering and Science, Cavan Institute
eMail joeenglish at cavaninstitute.ie
Telephone (049) 4332633

For more information see LYIT Bachelor of Science in Computing
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Course Code: CI062AB
Course Level: 6
Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Administration
QQI Code: 6M5013
Duration: 1 Year
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Administration and Information Technology for Business
Administration and Information Technology for Business
Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Award or Equivalent in a related discipline, such as office administration or business studies. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Course Description
This one year course prepares students for employment in the business, finance and IT sector. The course is designed for those who wish to gain advanced skills in office administration, IT skills, payroll and book-keeping techniques. A wide range of computer packages are taught in line with the requirements of the modern office.

Course Content

  • Administration Practice
  • Payroll Manual and Computerised
  • Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Front Office Skills
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Communications


Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course will have the necessary skills to take up employment in banking, insurance, commercial and service Industries, as well as bodies including the civil service and local authorities. Students will have acquired the basic knowledge to advance within organisations, in such areas as management, administration and eCommerce.

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: CI061BI
Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Certificate in Office Administration
QQI Award Letters: 5M1997
Course Duration: 1 Year

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Office Administration - Insurance and Banking

Course Description
This course is designed to provide students with a broad and balanced skills base to enable them to work in an administrative area in any business sector. The financial services sector is a highly complex and heavily regulated sector within the Irish economy. Banks, insurance companies, credit unions and funds management companies are at the centre of this sector. The specialist modules in this course provide students with an insight into this sector including the organisation structures, the regulatory environment and roles and responsibilities of the key players. These specialist modules will complement the core modules in the course and prepare students for employment within the financial services sector.
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Course Content


  • Text Production
  • Information and Administration
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Insurance and Banking Studies
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Database Methods
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised

Career Opportunities
This course equips students with the qualifications and skills for employment in office administration. The specialist modules enhances employment opportunities in the financial services sector.

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 Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the FETAC/QQI level 6 Certificate in Administration and IT for Business or the level 6 Business Studies course, 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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Course Code: CI062SC
Course Level: 6
Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Sports Recreation and Exercise
ITEC Certificate in Fitness Instruction
QQI Code: 6M5147
Duration: 1 Year
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Sports Development and Coaching - Level 6 Certificate in Sports Recreation and Exercise
Sports Development and Coaching - Level 6 Certificate in Sports Recreation and Exercise

Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Award in Sports Coaching and Leisure Management or Outdoor Recreation (or Equivalent). Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet this entry requirement.

Course Description
This is designed as a follow-on course from any of the level 5 course in Sports Coaching and Leisure Management available at Cavan Institute (and elsewhere). This one-year course is designed to prepare students for a career at a supervisory level in the leisure industry, sports coaching or as a pathway for further study. Students will also have the opportunity to complete additional qualifications in gym instruction.

Course Content

  • Gaelic Football Coaching
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Event Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Sports Industry Practice
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Team Leadership
  • Work Experience
  • Planning Gym-Based Exercise
  • Instructing Gym-Based Exercise
  • Exercise and Fitness


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course have found employment in a supervisory capacity in the leisure and sports sectors, including fitness centres, gyms, hotels and leisure clubs, swimming complexes and in the coaching area.

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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