Ciara Bohan from Fenagh, Co. Leitrim attended Ballinamore Community School and progressed to Cavan Institute to undertake and complete the QQI Level 5 Sports Coaching and Leisure Management course in May 2017. Ciara decided to continue her studies at Cavan Institute and enrolled on the Level 6 Sports Development with Personal Training programme in order to increase her chances of gaining employment. She achieved her goal of a Full Award at Level 6 and is now working as a self-employed tutor for Assorted Fitness and The Leitrim Sports Partnership.
When asked about her time at Cavan Institute, Ciara says that "during my time in Cavan Institute, we got the opportunity to go on Work Experience for two weeks as part of our course. I had the opportunity to work with a local business owner in Ballinamore and her Assorted Fitness Business. I got the opportunity to get experience working with a large variety of various fitness classes and to work alongside the Leitrim Sports Partnership. The Leitrim Sports Partnership provides a range of support to provide education, training opportunities and support to local key partnership programmes and events in sport and physical activity for all age groups.
With the help of Cavan Institute, I was able to get my Level 5 and Level 6 qualifications and have the opportunity to be self-employed as a tutor working for the Leitrim Sports Partnership and for Assorted Fitness. I now work with a variety of people of all age groups ranging from school children, teenagers, older adults and disability groups. I also got the opportunity to work with Healthy Leitrim who is another organisation providing programmes for every age group.
I cannot thank Cavan Institute enough for all they have helped me with throughout my college years. I would highly recommend Cavan Institute for anyone who is indecisive about college or not knowing what they want to do. The work experience I gained through Cavan Institute was invaluable to me. They provide so many courses and have brilliant facilities to take advantage of. The tutors were a great help with everything and I cannot thank them enough for helping us prepare. I am very grateful I got the opportunity to attend Cavan Institute".
Thank you very much for your great course and college insight Ciara. We wish you continued success in your career. Congratulations on all your achievements to date.
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