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Friday, 10 March 2017

Course Code: CI061AS
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies
QQI Code: 5M2181
Duration: 1 Year
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Applied Social Studies
Applied Social 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 for people who wish to embark on a programme of study leading to a career in social care. It provides the key knowledge and a practical skills foundation for different areas of social care work.

Course Content

  • Care Support
  • Communications
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Psychology
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Social Studies
  • Substance Use – Issues in Youth Work
  • Teamworking
  • Care of the older person
  • Work Experience
  • IT Skills


Career Opportunities
This course provides students with the foundation skills required for employment in a social care setting, for example disability, youth and adolescent services.

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 remaining years 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: CI061RP
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Radio Production
QQI Code: 5M4511
Duration: 1 Year
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Radio Production
Radio Production

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 provides a wide and comprehensive introduction to the area of radio broadcasting and will establish fundamental radio production competencies from which the student may progress to employment, further study or training. As part of the course, students will gain practical experience working in professional radio settings and will prepare material for broadcasting to local audiences. There will be an emphasis on using industry standard technology. Students will be responsible for the preparation of programmes for broadcast.

Course Content
Music Industry Studies
Work Experience
Teamworking
Event Production
Media Analysis
Radio Programme Production
Research and Study Skills
Safety and Health at Work
Sound Engineering and Production

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course will be able to pursue many different opportunities across the radio industry as producers, presenters, new reporters and engineers.

Progression Opportunities
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: CI061BR
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration
QQI Code: 5M1997
Duration: 1 Year
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Reception and Frontline Office Management
 Reception and Frontline Office Management

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 provide students with a broad and balanced skills base to enable them to work in an administrative area in any business sector. First impressions and perception are very important concepts in business. Front office specialists and receptionists are the first line of contact for the organisation and convey the business ethos to customers. Students will develop additional skills tailored for the front office including modern telephone techniques, listening skills, dealing with complaints, keyboard techniques and software applications. Developing a professional image and role play feature strongly in this course. These specialist modules will complement the core modules in the course and prepare students for employment as a receptionist or front office specialist.

Course Content
Information and Administration
Word Processing
Communications
Database Methods
Text Production
Spreadsheet Methods
Insurance and Banking Studies
Work Experience
Reception and Frontline Office Skills
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 to work as a receptionist or front office specialist.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the 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: CI062CS
Course Level: 6
Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education
QQI Code: 6M2007
Duration: 1 Year
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Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education Year 2
Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education Year 2

Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Award in Early Childhood Care or Equivalent. 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 course aims to build on the knowledge and skills and competencies of those who achieved a QQI level 5 qualification and wish to progress to managerial level. The course is designed to meet the needs of the growing childcare provision in Ireland and the new Síolta Quality Framework and Aistear Curriculum. Many childcare settings are now seeking level 6 qualifications for their employees in line with the requirements of the ECCE Scheme and new legislative requirements for the sector.

Course Content

  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Early Learning Environment
  • Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies
  • Team Leadership
  • Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Work Experience
  • Occupational First Aid


Career Opportunities
Holders of a Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education award may enter employment directly in a supervisory role in a range of childcare settings.

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: CI061BY Year 1, CI061BY Year 2
Course Level: 5 and 6
QQI Award Letters: 5M3471 Year 1, 6M3479 Year 2
Course Certification:
ITEC International Therapy Examinations Council
CIBTAC - Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology
CIDESCO - Comite International d’Esthetique et de Cosmetologie
Course Duration: 2 Years

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Beauty Therapy
Beauty Therapy


Course Description
Working with Dermologica, Decleor and Yonka products, students gain exceptional experience in this dynamic industry. This course is very intensive and a high level of commitment is essential. Work experience in beauty therapy is an integral part of the course.

Progressing from year 1 to year 2, students will advance their professional skills further and add to their existing qualifications. CIDESCO is the highest and most recognised qualification worldwide. Cavan Institute has been a registered CIDESCO school for over 10 years. Students will study a specialised subject and complete a 4000 word thesis relevant to the beauty industry. Students actively participate on a weekly basis in the Salon on campus and gain experience practicing treatments and developing existing skills to salon standard.

Course Content - Year 1

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Body massage and figure analysis
  • Skin care, eye treatments and make-up
  • Manicure, pedicure and waxing
  • Teamworking
  • Work experience
  • Facial electrical machines
  • Beauty therapy industry ethics and practice

Course Content - Year 2

  • Body and beauty science and treatments
  • Work Experience
  • Personal and professional development
  • Microdermabrasion and laser IPL (Students can only advance to this subject on achieving a pass in their FETAC Electrical Epilation practical exam)
  • Electrical epilation
  • Indian head massage
  • Body electrical machines
  • Anatomy

Optional workshops in year 2:

  • Advanced waxing
  • Nail art
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Spray tan
  • Product demonstrations
  • Hot stones
  • Eyebrow threading

Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course may obtain positions as beauty therapists in beauty salons, hotel spas, health farms, and in the leisure industry, sales representatives and trainers for beauty products. Graduates of this course have the necessary qualifications to start their own business. The Internationally recognised diplomas that Cavan Institute offer, provides a career passport for the more adventurous students who wish to see the world, excellent job opportunities are also available on Cruise Liners.

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. Progression to year 2 is dependent upon successful completion of year 1 and satisfactory attendance during year 1.

Additional Requirements
Students must meet all the necessary criteria as stipulated by the international examination bodies, these include completion of required course hours and specific project work.
Students on the course must purchase their uniform, professional work kits and student insurance.
All examination and kit fees are payable prior to course commencement.
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Course Code: CI061CN
Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Certificate in Computer Aided Design
QQI Award Letters: 5M1940
Course Duration: 1 Year

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Architectural Design and Technology (Year 1)
Architectural Design and Technology (Year 1)


Course Description
This course is designed to give students a firm foundation in Computer Aided Design (CAD). CAD technology is used to create graphics and make calculations needed in the production of drawings, three-dimensional simulations, models and other design work. The course enables students to gain a knowledge of architectural design and the built environment, while considering construction materials and the needs of clients. CAD is used in a variety of areas, including aeronautical, automotive and maritime engineering, electronics and architecture. Students gain hands on experience of the latest technologies in use in these industries.

Course Content
Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
Design Skills
Architectural Drawing
Communications
Work Experience
Parametric CAD
Mathematics
Combined Materials
Building Construction
Renewable Energy Systems

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

Career Opportunities
This course will give students a firm foundation in the skills required for employment in the area of CAD. Graduates with skills in architectural drawing, CAD and Parametric CAD are highly sought after in all areas of the economy.

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.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to a FETAC/QQI level 6 course in Architectural Technology and Design (Year 2) or in Renewable Energy Technology and Automation, 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).

Higher Education Links Scheme/Progression
Students can progress from this course to Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links Scheme on obtaining a full award.
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Thursday, 9 March 2017

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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