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Fáilte ón Stiúrthóir, Institiúid an Chabháin. Is cúis mór áthais dom chun réamheolaire Institiúid an Chabháin a chur i láthair. Tá Institiúid an Chabháin bunaithe go daingean anois mar cheann de na hInstitiúidí Bhreisoideachais is forásaí in Éirinn. Tá rogha mhór cúrsaí ar fáil duit san Institiúid agus tá a lán seirbhísí againn chun cabhrú leat i rith do chúrsa. Tá súil agam go dtabharfaidh an réamheolaire seo treoir agus cabhrú leat. Má theastaíonn tuilleadh sonraí uait beidh áthas an domhain ar fhoireann na hInstitiúide cabhrú leat. It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the full-time courses available at Cavan Institute. For over 25 years, Cavan Institute has provided the highest quality education and service to the people of Cavan and beyond. The success of the Institute is evident from the high numbers of students who have achieved eminence in their various career paths, in business and in areas of technical competence. Throughout its history Cavan Institute has been at the cutting edge of developments in Further Education through innovative course development. All courses are linked with established professional certifying bodies and institutes, thus guaranteeing you a quality assured education which will provide you with national and internationally recognised qualifications of the highest standard.

At Cavan Institute we take pride in providing our students with a valuable insight into the world of work supported by a comprehensive career guidance and student support service. Our close links with industry and higher education in developing courses, ensure that students have excellent job prospects and opportunities for furthering their education. Employment and progression opportunities drive learning at the Institute. The FETAC qualifications obtained from Cavan Institute provide students with the opportunity to progress to further study at Institutes of Technology and Universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

ANN MARIE LACEY B.Ed., H.Dip Ed. Admin., M.Ed. Director

The Institute recognises the valuable skills to be gained through involvement in extra curricular activities and encourages students to participate in the extensive opportunities available to them at Cavan Institute. We welcome students of all ages, abilities and nationalities and guarantee to provide each and every individual student with a learning environment which is both innovative and supportive. The friendly and welcoming ethos in Cavan Institute will ensure that your time with us will be both enjoyable and fulfilling. We thank you for your interest and look forward to welcoming you to Cavan Institute. Ann Marie Lacey Director B.Ed., H.Dip. Ed. Admin., M.Ed.

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CONTENTS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND HUMANITIES

Business

Humanities

• HETAC Higher Certificate in Business ..............................................25 • Accounting Technician - Computerised Accounting ............................26 • Business and Office Information Systems ........................................28 -Legal/Medical/Reception/Insurance • Business Studies ............................................................................30 • Legal Studies..................................................................................31 • Language and European Studies......................................................32 • Print Journalism ............................................................................33 • Advanced Certificate in Administration ............................................34 (Business and Computer Applications) • Applied Social Studies ....................................................................36 • HETAC Higher Certificate ..............................................................37 in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care ..................38 • Youth Work ....................................................................................39 • Liberal Arts ....................................................................................40 • Community Arts ..........................................................................41 • Community Development ................................................................42 • Advanced Certificate in Community Development ............................43

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Computing

Engineering

Science

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Software Development (Year 1) ......................................................48 Computer Games Programming ......................................................49 Advanced Certificate in Mobile Application Development ..................50 Computer and Network Technician (Year 1) ....................................51 Computer and Network Technician (Year 2) ....................................52 Computer Games Design ................................................................53 Multimedia and Web Development (Year 1)......................................54 Multimedia and Web Development (Year 2) ....................................55 Electronic Technology ....................................................................57 Engineering Technology ..................................................................58 Motor Vehicle Maintenance..............................................................60 Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems ........................61 Renewable Energy Technology and Automation (Year 2) ..................62 Telecommunication Systems (Year 2) ..............................................63 Science and Laboratory Techniques ................................................65 Pharmacy Assistant ........................................................................66 Forensic Science ............................................................................67 Environmental Science (Sustainable Development) ..........................68 Veterinary Assistant ........................................................................69 Agri-Food (Agri-Business and Food Science) ....................................70 Animal Management ......................................................................71


SCHOOL OF DESIGN, PERFORMING ARTS AND SERVICES

Design

Performing Arts

Services

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Art, Craft and Design ....................................................................75 Advanced Certificate in Art and Business ........................................76 Advanced Certificate in Creative Ceramics ......................................77 Fashion Design ............................................................................78 Fashion Buying and Merchandising ................................................79 Advanced Certificate in Fashion Marketing and Promotion ................80 Computer Aided Design ................................................................81 Sustainable Energy and Construction Technology ............................82 Interior Architecture ......................................................................83 Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design ............84 Furniture Design and Manufacture ..................................................85 Advanced Certificate in Furniture Making ........................................86 Music Performance ........................................................................88 Advanced Certificate in Music Performance......................................89 Music Production ..........................................................................90 Advanced Certificate in Music Production ......................................91 Music Technology, Sound Engineering and Production......................92 Theatre Performance ....................................................................93 Radio Production ..........................................................................94 Security Studies ............................................................................96 Security Operations and Administration (Supervisory) ......................97 Hotel and Catering ........................................................................98 Hotel and Catering - Professional Cookery ......................................99 Cultural and Heritage Studies ......................................................100 Tourism and Airline Studies ..........................................................101 Advanced Certificate in Travel Management ..................................102

S C H O O L O F B E A U T Y THERAPY AND HAIRDRESSING • • • • • • •

Beauty Therapy ..........................................................................105 Hairdressing and Beauty Care ......................................................106 Hairdressing ................................................................................107 Make-Up Artistry..........................................................................108 Nail Technician ..........................................................................109 Diploma in Complementary Therapies ..........................................110 Advanced International Diploma in Hairdressing ............................111

SCHOOL OF HEALTHCARE, SPORT AND EDUCATION

Healthcare

Sports

Education

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Dental Nursing ............................................................................115 Midwifery Studies ........................................................................116 Nursing Studies ..........................................................................117 Health Care Support ..................................................................118 Emergency First Responder/Medical Technician..............................119 Sports Coaching and Leisure Management ....................................121 Advanced Certificate in Sports Development and Coaching ............122 Sports Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant ........................................123 Occupational Therapy Assistant ....................................................124 Outdoor Recreation......................................................................125 Equine Studies and Business Management ....................................126 Childcare ....................................................................................128 Childcare (Childcare Supervisor) ..................................................129 Education and Training ................................................................130


CAVAN INSTITUTE

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WHY

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PROVIDES

Customised training programmes to meet the needs of employers State of the art facilities for the delivery of training programmes Recruitment services for local employers Assessment and accreditation for National and International Examination bodies CHOOSE A COURSE AT

CAVAN INSTITUTE

Quality course with excellent results Courses designed to enhance your employment opportunities Maintenance grants are available Established track record in the field of Further Education with high progression rates to Institutes of Technologies and Universities • A friendly relaxed atmosphere with a committed and experienced staff • Excellent 21st century facilities Cavan Institute is a FETAC quality assured centre. FETAC Awards at Cavan Institute • are Quality Assured • are Nationally and Internationally recognised • offer access to further and higher education and training • are recognised by employers


APPLICATION PROCEDURE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or FETAC Level 4 Major Award are accepted for entry to the vast majority of courses. Individual courses may have specific additional entry requirements. These are outlined in the course descriptions for each course. Mature adults returning to learning are also welcome to apply. International applicants may be required to provide a certified qualification of proficiency in English where English is not the applicant’s first language. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they have met the entry requirements. Applicants should visit the Cavan Institute website (www.cavaninstitute.ie) for regular updates regarding the application process, course details and progression routes to further study from Cavan Institute.

APPLYING

TO

GERARD MCKENNY B.Sc., H.Dip Ed., M.Ed. Deputy Director

CAVAN INSTITUTE

All enrolments are subject to the regulations and policies of Cavan Institute. Places will be offered upon successful completion of the application process. This offer of a place will also be subject to all entry requirements and fees of a particular course being satisfied in full. All applications received will be treated in a fair and equal manner. In exceptional circumstances, Cavan Institute reserves the right to refuse enrolment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications for full-time courses can be made via the Cavan Institute website. Late applications may be accepted where vacancies exist on courses by contacting the Admissions Office, Cavan Institute or www.cavaninstitute.ie. 1 Select the course you want to attend. 2 Check for additional entry requirements. There may be specific entry requirements for some courses and these are outlined in this prospectus. Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) is acceptable as an entry requirement on the majority of courses, except where otherwise stated. 3 All applicants must complete their application in full. Students who have previously completed their Leaving Certificate or equivalent should forward a copy of their most recent examination results (non-returnable) immediately

following application. 4 All applications will be acknowledged within 10 working days. 5 Applicants will receive either a • Conditional offer • Unconditional offer 6 If you receive a conditional offer then your place is conditional on you meeting the entry requirements for your chosen course. This generally applies to students sitting their Leaving Certificate in the year of application. 7 If you receive an unconditional offer you will be deemed to have met the entry requirements.

ADRIAN DELANEY B.Comm., MBS., CPA Deputy Director

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Adrienne Cunningham Staff Officer Tel: (049) 4332633 admin@cavaninstitute.ie

Once you receive an offer it is important that you read all documentation carefully and comply with the requests. If you are successful you must secure your place by completing the documentation you receive from the Institute and by paying a student registration fee. Failure to accept the offer and pay the relevant fee will result in the lapse of your offer. 9 Late applications will be accepted for courses where vacancies exist. 10 All applicants will be required to attend for registration in mid-

HETAC

Liz Coyle Clerical Officer Tel: (049) 4332633 admin@cavaninstitute.ie

COURSES

(LINKED

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August. Students sitting the Leaving Certificate will be required to submit a copy of their results. 11 All students are required to attend Induction prior to the commencement of the academic year in early September. 12 Each applicant is responsible for notifying the Admissions Office in writing of any change in their status or contact details. This is to ensure that they receive all correspondence regarding their application. 13 Cavan Institute does not operate a policy of deferred entry.

ATHLONE INSTITUTE

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TECHNOLOGY)

Applicants for these courses must apply directly to Cavan Institute. Entry to these courses is competitive and a points system is used to rank applicants in order of merit. Places are offered in accordance with the ranked listing and in conjunction with Athlone Institute of Technology.

MATURE APPLICANTS

A mature applicant is an applicant who has reached 23 years of age on or before the date of the course commencement. Cavan Institute welcomes applicants who wish to return to full-time education. Such applicants may not be required to have the minimum entry requirements. The Institute will look for satisfactory evidence of the applicant’s ability to pursue and benefit from the course. Mature applicants may be required to attend for interview as part of the selection process.

GARDA VETTING

Shirley Wrenne Clerical Officer Tel: (049) 4332633 admin@cavaninstitute.ie

A number of programmes offered by Cavan Institute, especially in the areas of health, security, social work and education, require students to undertake placements that will bring them into contact with children or vulnerable adults and in which they will assume positions of trust. To ensure the protection of the public, and justify public trust and confidence, Cavan Institute is committed to ensuring that all students on these courses complete the Garda Vetting process. Cavan Institute/Co Cavan VEC uses the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) vetting service to complete this process. Further information and documentation is available on www.cavaninstitute.ie.

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YEAR 2

Advanced Entry is where an applicant has previous work experience and/or educational achievements that are considered directly relevant to the course they wish to apply for. In such a case, it is possible to gain entry to the Year 2 (Level 6) of a course. Applicants who do not hold the stated entry requirements should contact Cavan Institute prior to making an application for Year 2 courses.


APPLICANTS

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SPECIAL NEEDS

Cavan Institute is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for learners throughout its activities. If you need to have special arrangements in order for you to be able to participate on a course, you should contact us as soon as possible to discuss your particular needs. The Institute has a wealth of experience built up over a number of years in supporting students with disabilities. Students with disabilities are welcome at Cavan Institute and should contact the Institute as soon as possible to discuss their particular needs. The phrase 'people with disabilities' includes people with physical disabilities, people who are visually impaired, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, people with mental health problems and people with significant health or medical problems. The definition extends to any person who requires extra support in order to participate equally at the Institute. The Institute will try to provide appropriate supports and services for all students accessing our courses. Therefore, students should provide information about any specific requirements necessary to successfully participate on a course. The purpose of this procedure is to alert the Institute to the particular needs of the student, so that preparations can be made to provide the necessary support and make appropriate arrangements for the student. Students with a disability may qualify for non-standard entry if, because of their disability, learning difficulty or health difficulty, they cannot compete equally in the Leaving Certificate examination and, as a result, do not meet the admission criteria. The arrangements for non-standard entry are determined on an individual basis so that full consideration can be given to each individual student. This service supports students with a wide variety of disabilities including: • • • •

Blind/Visual Impairment Deaf/Hearing Impaired Mental Health Physical or mobility disabilities

• Specific Learning Difficulties, e.g. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia • Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism • ADD/ADHD

It is the responsibility of the student to disclose their special educational needs as early as possible in order to process the application speedily and avail of the support needed from the Higher Education Authority Fund for Students with Special Needs. If you have an educational psychological assessment report, please submit a copy of this immediately following your application. Any information you provide will be retained and used by the Institute solely for the purposes of assessing your educational needs and in line with the Data Protection Policy of Co Cavan VEC and Cavan Institute.

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THE APPLICATION PROCESS

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The first stage in the process is to verify your disability which requires submitting up to date documentation of your disability. This is required to demonstrate eligibility for supports. This documentation would include Consultant’s Report or an Educational Psychological Report (within the last 5 years). These reports should contain information on the nature of your disability. A needs assessment will follow with the student to discuss the impact of the disability on your studies then an application will be forwarded to the Higher Education Authority for funding. Please note that reports can take time to organise, so you are advised to apply early and have appropriate documentation ready. Applications can take up to two months to process which may cause delays in providing the necessary supports to you.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS The Institute welcomes applications from International Students. It seeks to provide an atmosphere where the international student can benefit both academically and personally from their time in Cavan Institute. International (non-EU) students must comply with Irish immigration requirements and must present either a student visa or a letter of permission to remain in Ireland issued by the Immigration Section of the Department of Justice. Non-EU students will be required to pay a more substantial fee than EU students for each year of their attendance at Cavan Institute.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST All courses are delivered through English. Applicants are advised that to benefit from their chosen course they should be proficient in written and spoken English. Applicants who do not have English as their first language and who do not hold a qualification that demonstrates their ability in English may be asked to take an English Language Test. This will be in addition to the minimum entry requirements as outlined for each course.

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION PLC GOVERNMENT LEVY The Department of Education and Skills introduced a new charge for all participants on PLC courses in September 2011. This new charge is a PLC Government Levy. Any learner who enrols on an approved PLC course is eligible to pay the €200 Levy upon registration. The contribution is an annual contribution. Eligible participants on PLC courses of more than one year’s duration must pay the contribution for each year of that course. The charge is additional to other costs which apply to your course such as registration fees, exam fees, textbooks etc. Exemption from €200 PLC Levy The following categories of participant are exempt from paying this additional Levy: • Full medical card holders in their own right and their dependent children. • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme. • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) or Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) allowances. In order for you to be deemed exempt from payment of the €200 PLC Levy, you must supply documentary evidence that you fall into one of the exempt categories listed above. The exemption referred to here applies only to this new €200 PLC Government Levy.

COURSE

AND

OTHER FEES

Students will be notified of requirements in relation to text books, equipment or uniforms when they have been offered a place. Examination fees, membership fees of professional bodies (where applicable) and other sundry items (course materials) are payable on commencement of the academic year. Details of all course charges including the cost of kits and course material are available from the Institute. Relevant course charges are payable on registration. Full details of course fees are available on www.cavaninstitute.ie

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POST LEAVING CERTIFICATE (PLC) Maintenance Grants

Students attending full-time approved courses at Cavan Institute are eligible to apply for the Maintenance Grant. Eligibility is determined by means testing. Students may apply to their local Vocational Education Committee for this grant. The grant is paid monthly into the student's bank account. Cavan Institute is required to make monthly attendance returns for recipients of the grant. Further details may be obtained from your local Vocational Education Committee.

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BACK TO EDUCATION INITIATIVE

AND

VTOS

The Department of Social Protection and the Department of Education and Skills administer these two schemes. These schemes offer unemployed adults an opportunity to return to fulltime education. Further details may be obtained from your local Vocational Education Committee or the Department of Social Protection.

NON-EU NATIONALs are charged fees as set down by the Department of Education and Science - details of these are available from Cavan Institute. MEDICAL CARD HOLDERS Student who are medical card holders may be exempt from Irish State Examination fees only. (FETAC)

REFUND OF FEES REGISTRATION FEES • Registration fees will only be refunded if the student has not attended Cavan Institute for any part of their course. The €50 administration fee will be non-refundable in all cases. • The student must complete the ‘Refund of Fees Form’, which is available for download from www.cavaninstitute.ie. The student must also produce evidence confirming payment.

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CAREER GUIDANCE

AND

STUDENT COUNSELLING SERVICE

There is a comprehensive Career Guidance Service available to all students at Cavan Institute. This service forms an integral part of the Institute’s commitment to the wide and varied needs of its students. The service assists students in the transition from second level to further education and in the transition from the Institute to Higher Education and working life. It provides Career Guidance and Resources to help students make informed decisions in developing and managing their careers.

Careers Workshops on a variety of careers topics will run throughout the academic year. Topics include Career Planning, Further Study in Ireland (CAO), in Northern Ireland and UK (UCAS), Advanced Entry to Degree Programmes with Level 6 award or equivalent, Part Time/ Distance Learning Opportunities and Employment workshops such as Job Search Skills, CV Preparation and Interview Techniques. Career Talks where guests from Universities/Institutes of Technology and Industry will come to Cavan Institute to present to students.

Sonia Hoey B.A., D.B.S., H.D.C.G. Career Guidance

Student Counselling Service The Counselling Service aims to help identify worries and anxieties that might affect the academic and personal development of the student. The Counsellor is available at all times to talk to individual students in total confidence, about personal and social issues which may be a source of worry. The counselling service provides a supportive and safe environment in which personal problems can be discussed freely and openly.

LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICE

The Learning Support Service provides support to students who have learning difficulties. Students who have been assessed as having learning difficulties should contact the Support Team early in the academic year to discuss their individual needs and their Individual Support Plan. The Open Learning Centre supports students in meeting the challenges involved in independent learning. A drop-in facility is also available for students who have not been assessed for specific learning difficulties. Supports available in the Open Learning Centre include; • • • •

Specific subject tuition Study skills information Writing skills Access to technological aids and specialised software

• Organising reasonable accommodation at examinations • Liaising with relevant staff to ensure students achieve their full potential at Cavan Institute.

Aoife Ward B. Eng (Hons), P.G.C. Adult Guidance

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Work Experience Programmes

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The work experience and placement programme is an integral part of the majority of courses offer at Cavan Institute. The programme offers students an excellent opportunity to experience working in an environment that directly relates to their chosen course of study. The objective of the programme is to provide students with a better understanding of the link between the theory and practice of work. It also develops competencies that will enable students to partake in the workplace following their course of study. All students, at some stage during their studies, are required to complete a period of Work Experience which is related to their programme of study. In completing this placement students must meet the requirements of the relevant examination bodies. Work Experience is a mandatory element of all FETAC courses and a minimum of 10 days’ work placement must be completed in a relevant vocational area in order to qualify for the full FETAC Level 5 award.

INTERNATIONAL WORK PLACEMENT

The Lifelong Learning Leonardo Da Vinci Mobility Programme offers Cavan Institute students the opportunity to apply to work abroad as part of their Work Experience module (usually for a two-week period). Students can experience living in another culture, enjoy travelling, improve language skills, gain a EUROPASS Qualification, add this experience to their CV and get that valuable job. Students will have the opportunity to complete placements in: • UK • Estonia • Germany • Scotland If your application to complete your placement abroad is successful, you will qualify for a grant towards the cost of the mobility programme. For further information on the programme, contact the European Placement Office, Cavan Institute.

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THE NATIONAL FRAMEWORK

OF

QUALIFICATIONS

The National Framework of Qualifications consists of 10 levels, encompassing levels of education and training in Ireland. FETAC has specific responsibility for providing a range of awards at levels 1-6 in the framework. The framework shows how education and training awards relate to one another. A key element of the framework is to enable access and progression opportunities to education and training between levels. There are four types of award in the National Framework of Qualifications: • Major Awards are the principal class of awards made at a level. • Minor Awards are for partial completion of the outcomes for a Major Award. • Supplemental Awards are for learning that is additional to a Major Award. • Special Purpose Awards are for relatively narrow or purpose specific achievement. All FETAC courses are in the process of being redeveloped. At the time of going to press all the information contained in this prospectus is accurate. Slight changes made be made to some awards to reflect the development of the new FETAC Common Awards System in the year of entry.

USING

YOUR FETAC AWARD TO PROGRESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

A FETAC award can facilitate progression to a variety of higher education courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities. In simple terms students can use their points from their FETAC Award to obtain a place on a course at Level 6, Level 7 or Level 8. The progression schemes are intended to facilitate greater progression to 3rd level programmes. These links are very important for students and in particular those taking Leaving Certificate Applied who wish to access places in Universities or Institutes of Technology. All the FETAC certificates titles and codes currently listed in this prospectus have links with courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities through both the Higher Education Links Scheme and the Pilot Scheme. There are two ways a FETAC Award holder can use their results for progression. • The Higher Educations Links Scheme links specific FETAC Level 5 Certificates and Level 6 Advanced Certificates to reserved places on a variety of higher education programmes. Under this scheme a number of places are reserved by higher education institutions for FETAC applicants for entry to a range of 3rd level courses. • The Institutes of Technology and some Higher Education Institutions (HEI) operate the Pilot Scheme for FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 Advanced Certificate holders.

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If you wish to use your FETAC Award to progress to Higher Education there are some key points that you should observe. • Applicants must have obtained a full FETAC major award. A Component Certificate will not suffice. A full award may be accumulated over more than one year. However some HEI may require the award to be obtained within a specific time period. • In addition to the general entry requirements specified for FETAC applicants, some Higher Education Institutions may have further entry requirements. Applicants are advised to confirm details of any additional requirements with the Admissions Office of individual institutions. • Applicants presenting FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificates should contact the appropriate Higher Education Institution directly for information on the admissions process. • Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating higher education institutions or visit www.cao.ie - FETAC Information.

OTHER

LINKS

Other progression routes exist for students with non-FETAC awards. Information concerning specific agreements between Cavan Institute and other educational institutions are circulated to the Career Guidance Counsellors each year. In addition it is advisable to contact the appropriate HEI directly for information on the admissions process if you do intend to use your studies at Cavan Institute to progress to an Institute of Technology or University. You should pay particular attention to ensuring you are completing the relevant Award and Modules. Cavan Institute has agreed progression routes with a number of Universities and Institutes of Technology, including NUI Maynooth, Athlone Institute of Technology and Dundalk Institute of Technology.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Cavan Institute enjoys a unique relationship with the business community, and many employers contact the Institute rather than advertise when they require staff. The Institute Career Guidance Service has successfully placed many students in full time employment. Cavan Institute is committed to working with the local community and local business in a variety of areas including support for the education and training needs in a changing economic environment.


Continuous innovation and attention to changing student needs has kept the Institute to the 'forefront of further education'. Courses are constantly being revised to ensure that they meet the needs of students in terms of personal development and job opportunities.

STUDENT FACILITIES Cavan Institute is located on a purpose built modern campus. The facilities include a gym, canteen and social area, library, health centre and a range of specialist rooms and equipment. All computer rooms in the Institute are fully networked with the current release of software appropriate to the particular course. The Institute is also well equipped with modern media to enhance the student learning experience.

GYM The Cavan Institute student and staff gym is equipped with state of the art equipment. Membership is open to all students and staff. The Gym is part of the Institute’s policy of ensuring the promotion of a healthy and balanced lifestyle for both students and staff.

CANTEEN The canteen is open daily. It is a bright well-lit area where students may sit and relax between classes.

CAVAN INSTITUTE LIBRARY The library service at Cavan Institute supports learning and independent quest for knowledge with its range of books and other publications in the various academic areas. Other services provided in the library include photocopying, binding and computer access.

CAVAN COUNTY LIBRARY Students registered at Cavan Institute may also avail of the excellent services and facilities at Cavan County Library, located on Farnham Street in Cavan town. The library offers the use of text books specific to the range of courses offered at Cavan Institute.

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HEALTH CENTRE The Student Health Centre is open to all full time registered students during the academic year. Dr. Tom Prior from Farnham Medical Practice visits the Centre on a weekly basis to see students. Students must present a valid Cavan Institute student ID card to the medical centre team when availing of the services on offer.

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Services available at the Centre • Weekly Doctor Clinics • Health Promotion activities • Advice on adopting a Healthy Lifestyle • Information on accessing other Health Professionals

ACCOMMODATION The Cavan Institute Student Accommodation Guide contains an extensive list of accommodation on offer in the Cavan area. The choices on offer are: • Flat/Apartment • House Sharing • Lodgings/Digs

TRANSPORT Access routes to the Institute play an important role in determining the quality of life for students attending Cavan Institute. An extensive service is provided by Bus Eireann for students travelling to Cavan Institute. In addition a number of private bus operators provide scheduled services.

STUDENT SERVICES

The Student Services team at Cavan Institute is committed to enhancing the individual student experience by providing excellent services which supports the holistic development of every student and ensures that the transition to Further Education is an enjoyable experience. Cavan Institute fosters an environment of inclusiveness in which students are encouraged to provide feedback to members of the management team on matters affecting them while attending the Institute. Students are also encouraged to get actively involved in the running of clubs and societies through participation in activities or at an organisation level.

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INDUCTION

All students are required to attend for Induction in September. This gives students the opportunity to get to know more about the Institute and the various supports available before the commencement of classes. Students will have an opportunity to meet their tutors and fellow class mates.


STUDENT CODE

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CONDUCT

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to FE training. Institute regulations are broadly based on practices found in the world of work, in terms of attendance, punctuality, treatment of fellow students and members of staff, work input, study habits, attitude and completion of course work, such as attendance, punctuality, behaviour and delivery of assignment work. By registering on a course students are entering into a contract to aspire to excellence in all work practices.

STUDENT COUNCIL

The Student Council is a representative structure for students only, through which they can become involved in the affairs of the Institute, working in partnership with school management and staff for the benefit of the Institute and its students. The key functions of the Student Council are: • Representing the views of the student body to the board of management • Promoting good communication within the Institute • Supporting the educational development and progress of the student • Assisting with Institute sporting and cultural activities • Assisting with organising fund raising events for charities

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

Two student representatives are elected on an annual basis onto the Board of Management of Cavan Institute. Elections are held early in the academic year.

COLLEGE CARE

College Care is a joint Cavan Institute/Garda Síochána initiative aimed at assisting students and staff of Cavan Institute in all matters relating to the role of the work of An Garda Síochána. The College Care Team comprises members of An Garda Síochána along with staff and students at the Institute. The scheme is the first of its kind in the Further Education sector and is unique to Cavan Institute. Students will, on occasions, require assistance from the Gardaí for a range of different problems, from advice on security, making complaints, getting passport and other forms signed etc. All dealings with the College Care team will be in strict confidence.

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The College Care Team will offer advice on: • Personal safety • Securing your personal belongings • The expected norms of behaviour while socialising in Cavan town • Garda policy on public order • Computer and Internet security • Substance abuse • Any other topics you feel are relevant and could be dealt with by An Garda Síochána

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STUDENT MAGAZINE

The student magazine, CILife keeps students and tutors informed of all the latest news and activities at the Institute. CILife is produced by tutors and students.

STUDENT IDENTITY CARD

Cavan Institute issues identification cards to all students as part of the registration process. The CICard is an official identification card and will be valid for one academic year only. The multi-functional CICard can be used for a number of different tasks: • • • •

Printing Photocopying Canteen purchases ID at examination time

• ID while attending the Health Centre on-site and off-site • Travel discounts

Credit can be loaded onto the CIcard via the CICard Web Management Centre or at the cash tills in the canteen in Block A. The card must be carried at all times and must be produced at the request of any member of Institute staff.

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SPORTS ACTIVITIES SPORT ACTIVITIES SPORT

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CAVAN TOWN

Students at Cavan Institute have a wide range of leisure facilities to choose from in Cavan town. In addition to the Institute Gym students can avail of the large range of sports facilities on offer at Cavan Sports and Leisure Centre. These include: • Fully equipped Gymnasium • Sauna • Aerobics Studio • Steam Room • 25 metre Swimming Pool • Jacuzzi

Special student rates are available on the presentation of a Cavan Institute ID card. Students playing Gaelic Games can avail of the 3G astro-turf pitch at Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan.

MENS’ FOOTBALL CLUB Cavan Institute Gaelic Football Team competes in Division 2 of the Higher Education Football League and in the Further Education Colleges Championship. Cavan Institute is the only Further Education College to date that has won these competitions. The Institute teams have won two All Ireland Championships and were runners up in one Division 3 League final. In 2011 the Institute won both the All-Ireland Further Education League and Championship.

LADIES’ FOOTBALL CLUB Cavan Institute Ladies’ Football team participates in Division 3 of the Higher Education League. The Cavan Ladies compete in the Higher Education League competition and the team reached the final of the Donaghy Cup Championship Final in 2009/10.

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In 2002 the first soccer club in the history of the Institute was established. Cavan Institute is affiliated to the Colleges Football Association of Ireland. The Institute team participates in the Division 2 western section of the Colleges FAI. Cavan Institute also fields a team in the All Ireland Colleges Cup. Soccer players are eligible to play for the National Colleges Team in international competitions. The soccer team has reached the semi-final of the CFAI Shield Cup competition.


HANDBALL CLUB Cavan Institute Handball Club compete in the ICHA All-Ireland singles and team competitions. In 2008 a Cavan Institute Club member won the All-Ireland singles Handball Championship held in Kingscourt, Co Cavan. Club members also compete in regional competitions.

CAMOGIE CLUB

The Camogie Club compete in the new Further Education league competition. The club regularly competes in other competitions organised by the Ulster Council.

BOXING CLUB

Students have the opportunity to compete in the All Ireland Third Level boxing championship held each year in the National Boxing Stadium. Students interested in representing Cavan Institute at this event must be a member of boxing club and have considerable experience in boxing at National level.

SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS

A number of scholarships in all sports are available to students who are registered on full-time courses for the academic year. Applicants will be required to have reached or have the potential to reach a high level of performance in their chosen sport.

Further information and an application form are available to registered students following admission.

SOCIETIES

Involvement in societies is a great way to meet new people and also to develop a new interest. A number of societies are currently active in the Institute. Societies which have previously run in the Institute include: • Traditional Music Society • Film Society • Mature Students Society • Macra na Feirme

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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND HUMANITIES HEAD

BRIDGET MCGIBNEY

SCHOOL B.B.S., M.A. OF

Business

• HETAC Higher Certificate in Business • Accounting Technician - Computerised Accounting • Business and Office Information Systems -Legal/Medical/Reception/Insurance • Business Studies • Legal Studies • Language and European Studies • Print Journalism • Advanced Certificate in Administration (Business and Computer Applications)

Humanities

• Applied Social Studies • HETAC Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care • Youth Work • Liberal Arts • Community Arts • Community Development • Advanced Certificate in Community Development


School of Business and Humanities

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Department of Business Institutes of Technology and Universities – Level 7 & 8 courses

HETAC Higher Certificate in Business (Year 1 in Cavan Institute) Athlone Institute of Technology – AL001

Advanced Certificate in Administration (Business and Computer Applications)

Accounting Technician - Computerised Accounting

Year 1 - FETAC Level 5 Legal Studies

Print Journalism

Language and European Studies

Business Studies

Business & Office Information Systems Legal/Medical/Reception/ Insurance

Accounting Technicians Ireland – Year 1 Technician Course

Leaving Certificate - Leaving Certificate Applied - FETAC Level 4 - Mature Applicants


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HETAC HIGHER CERTIFICATE BUSINESS IN

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ATHLONE INSTITUTE

COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a two year full-time Higher Certificate Course. The second year of the course is undertaken in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). The Higher Certificate is awarded by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC), the degree awarding council of the Institutes of Technology. In year 2, students may select one of the following three options (depending on availability); Accountancy, Information Technology, Marketing.

PROGRESSION Holders of this Higher Certificate are eligible to apply to join the Bachelor of Business (Level 7) at Athlone Institute

OF

TECHNOLOGY

of Technology. Alternatively they may avail of the exemptions granted by one of the professional bodies and apply for full-time accountancy studies at Athlone Institute of Technology.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of this course are eligible for positions in areas such as Accounting, Banking, Insurance, Marketing, Management, Administration, Retail Services and Computing.

GRANTS The Third Level Grant System applies to this course. A.I.T. fees apply

COURSE CONTENT Year 1 - Semester 1 • Financial Accounting • Marketing • Computer Applications • Learning to Learn • Economics

Year 1 - Semester 2 • Financial Accounting • Quantitative Techniques • Business Management • Plus one module from Insurance and Banking, European Studies, German ab initio, French, German, Spanish ab inito

For further information see AIT Prospectus at www.ait.ie

School of Business and Humanities AIT Code: ALOO2 Course Duration: 2 Years Entry Requirements: Grade D3 at Ordinary Level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish). FETAC Any FETAC Level 5 quailification is acceptable; there are no specific module requirements.


PAGE 26 School of Business and Humanities Course Certification: Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) Course Duration: 2 Years Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate preferable with a minimum of five passes, Grade D or higher including English and Maths or Accounting. • Mature Applicants

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. On successful

completion of Year 1 students continue their studies in year 2. At the end of Year 2 students will be awarded the certificate MATI (Member of the Accounting Technicians Ireland) once they comply with all the requirements of the Institute.

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 CONTENT Year 1 • Financial Accounting 1 • Taxation 1 • Business Management • Law and Ethics • Computer Applications

Year 2 • Financial Accounting II • Taxation II • Management Accounting • Integrated Accounting Systems


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ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN - COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTING (CONTINUED) COURSE CERTIFICATION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Accounting Technicians Ireland examinations entitle the student to exemptions from examinations of the following Accountancy Bodies:

The Accounting Technician qualification is a recognised pathway to attaining a professional accountancy qualification. For those who do not aspire to attaining a qualification 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.

• 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

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PAGE 28 School of Business and Humanities FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Business Studies Secretarial FETAC Level 5 Award Code: BBSSX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: Advanced Certificate in Administration (Business and Computer Applications)

BUSINESS AND OFFICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS -LEGAL/MEDICAL/RECEPTION/INSURANCE COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and routines required to successfully gain employment in all types of administrative settings. The combination of modules prepares students for employment in legal, commercial, financial and industrial companies, as well as the public service, this course is ideal for students wishing to achieve a high level of proficiency in administration, business and computer skills. Students will gain the knowledge to coordinate administrative activity efficiently and to store, retrieve and integrate information through the use of modern office technology. Through preparation for workplace and the focus on communication students acquire skills in interpersonal communications and customer relations. All students will complete a period on work placement as part of their course.

LEGAL OPTION Students acquire legal and administrative skills designed to prepare students for employment in legal

organisations, as well as the public service. There is a particular emphasis on legal studies. On completion of this course students have the knowledge and ability to begin their administrative career in solicitors’ offices, legal departments of commercial concerns, insurance companies and the general office environment. Progression to further study at degree level is also an option for graduates of this course.

MEDICAL OPTION This course has been designed in conjunction with Medical Administration personnel. Medical Secretarial students acquire a wide ranging knowledge of medical terminology and administrative skills. This course aims to prepare students to work in an administrative capacity in all areas of office work with an emphasis on working in the health sector. Many graduates of this course obtain work in Hospitals, with GPs and Health Centres. Progression to further study at degree level is also an option for graduates of this course.


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BUSINESS AND OFFICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS LEGAL/MEDICAL/RECEPTION/INSURANCE (CONTINUED) RECEPTION OPTION

INSURANCE

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a receptionist or office administrator. It provides students with the necessary secretarial and computer skills to work in many different business sectors. This course aims to develop the business and communication skills necessary to deal with the public in a variety of situations. Many graduates of this course obtain work in Hotels, Public and Private sector companies. Progression to further study at degree level is also an option for graduates of this course.

This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in administration within the Insurance and Banking sectors. The course is designed to enable students to understand the role of banks and insurance institutions and develop the ability to complete banking and insurance transactions in a general office environment. This course will provide students with a foundation in insurance principles and the types of insurance available. It will also provide students with an insight into the Insurance Industry where many graduates of this course obtain work. Progression to further study at degree level is also an option for graduates of this course.

AND

BANKING OPTION

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • • • •

Text Production Information and Administration Word Processing Communications Work Experience Audio Transcription Computer Applications Information Technology Skills

• Customer Service • Document Management Electives • Legal Studies • Medical Terminology • Reception • Insurance and Banking

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

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PAGE 30 School of Business and Humanities FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Business Studies FETAC Level 5 Award Code: BBSXX Course Duration: 1 Year

BUSINESS STUDIES COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed to give students a practical understanding of the general business environment with an emphasis on accounting, administration, marketing and computing. It is ideal for students who wish to pursue a Level 6 HETAC Business Studies course in Institutes of Technology or Business/Commerce Degrees in the Universities.

This course provides students with a general qualification in business and will provide opportunities to work in diverse areas such as Finance, Retail, Marketing and IT.

Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Advanced Certificate in Administration (Business and Computer Applications) • HETAC Higher Certificate in Business

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Business Administration Marketing Practice Communications Work Experience Economics Business Law

• Accounting - Manual and Computerised • Word Processing • Database Methods • Entrepreneurial Studies

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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LEGAL STUDIES COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is developed to provide students with knowledge of a broad range of legal modules and develop knowledge of the basic concepts of Irish law. Students will develop skills in evaluation and analysis and will become familiar with legal language and procedures. This course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a Level 6 HETAC Legal Studies course or a Business/Law Degree.

This course provides students with a general qualification in legal studies and will provide opportunities to work in business/legal environment. This course will prepare participants for entrance into Legal Studies and Arts programmes in Irish Universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a legal environment both in Ireland and abroad.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Business Law Legal Studies Criminal Law Communications Work Experience Safety and Health at Work

• • • • •

Word Processing Computer Applications Information Technology Skills Database Methods Workplace Statutory Policies and Procedures

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Legal Studies FETAC Level 5 Award Code: BLSXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Advanced Certificate in Administration (Business and Computer Application) • HETAC Higher Certificate in Business


PAGE 32 School of Business and Humanities FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Language & European Studies FETAC Level 5 Award Code: ELESX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Advanced Certificate in • Administration (Business and Computer Applications) • HETAC Higher Certificate in Business

LANGUAGE

AND

EUROPEAN STUDIES

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course offers students an exciting and interesting range of modules which provide them with an understanding and appreciation of modern Europe and with the necessary skills to work in a wide variety of national, international and multinational organizations in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. It allows learners to build and develop their lingual, marketing, business and IT skills. Encompassing two European languages at beginners and advanced level it is intended for students who have an interest in European cultures and languages. There is a growing demand for graduates with strong language and business skills, combined with a sound knowledge of the European market. The

combination of business and IT modules with the language modules will allow students to access the many opportunities in the expanding world of business and finance within the EU.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Employment opportunities arise in public and private sector organisations, both at home and abroad for graduates who have language skills. Students who hold a FETAC qualification in Language and European Studies may use their qualification to access Arts degrees in universities through the Higher Education Links schemes. There are also opportunities in travel and tourism, European administration, insurance, banking, international trade, as well as many related fields.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

European Studies Cultural Studies Business Management Marketing Practice Communications Customer Service

• • • •

European Languages Computerised Accounts Word Processing Computerised Administration Studies • Work Experience*

*European Work Experience - The Leonardo da Vinci Programme Funded by the EU, this programme enables some learners to undertake a short period of work experience abroad, to work towards fluency in a European language and to gain practical experience in a foreign work environment.

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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PRINT JOURNALISM COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The course aims to equip students with key journalistic skills. Students will learn the theory and practical skills necessary to pursue a career as a print journalist.

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to work in the area of print journalism.

FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Print Journalism FETAC Level 5 Award Code: EPJXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Media Analysis Research Skills for Journalism Technical Skills for Journalism Writing Skills for Journalism Communications

• • • • •

Work Experience Word Processing Desktop Publishing Internet Social Studies

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


PAGE 34 School of Business and Humanities FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Administration FETAC Level 6 Award Code: BAXXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: FETAC Level 5 Award in Business and Office Information Systems, Business Studies, Computer Studies or equivalent

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ADMINISTRATION (BUSINESS AND

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS) COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This is a one year full-time course designed to advance existing skills of students who have completed a Business and Office Information Systems, Business Studies or a Computer Studies Course. This course will provide the learner with a high level of knowledge, skill and competence in administration.

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, Health Boards, Local Corporations, etc. Students will have acquired the basic knowledge to advance within organisations, in such areas as Management, Administration and eCommerce.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • • •

Word Processing Business Management Work Placement Front Office skills Banking and Insurance Studies Customer Service Teleservices

• • • •

Spreadsheets Database Methods Payroll-Manual and Computerised Book Keeping-Manual and Computerised • Communications

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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Institutes of Technology and Universities – Level 7 & 8 courses

HETAC Higher Cert in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Year 1 in Cavan Institute) Athlone Institute of Technology AL006

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health & Social Care – Year 2

Advanced Certificate in Community Development

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health & Social Care – Year 1 Direct Entry*

Year 1 - FETAC Level 5 Applied Social Studies

Liberal Arts

Youth Work

Community Arts

Leaving Certificate* - Leaving Certificate Applied - FETAC Level 4 - Mature Applicants

Community Development Level 5


PAGE 36 School of Business and Humanities FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Applied Social Studies FETAC Level 5 Award Code: EASSX Course Duration: 1 Year

APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is developed for people who wish to embark on a programme of study leading to a career in Social Care. The course provides the key knowledge and practical skills foundation for different areas of social care work.

This course provides students with the foundation skills required for employment in a social care setting. It also equips students with a knowledge base for further studies.

Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

• Garda Vetting Applies Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Advanced Certificate in Community Development • HETAC Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Communications Work Experience Social Studies Applied Psychology Intercultural Studies

• • • • •

Legal Studies Team Working Equality and Disability Human Growth and Development Occupational First Aid

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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HETAC HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ARTS IN APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES IN IN

CONJUNCTION WITH

ATHLONE INSTITUTE

OF

SOCIAL CARE

TECHNOLOGY

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This is a two year full-time Higher Certificate Course which provides knowledge and skills foundation for different areas of professional social care work. Entry to the course is competitive and a points system is used to rank applicants.

This course aims to prepare students for employment in all social care sectors, such as residential care of people with specific needs etc.

The first year of this course is undertaken in Cavan Institute.

The Third Level Grant System applies to this course A.I.T. Fees apply.

GRANTS

COURSE CONTENT Year 1 - Semester 1 Introduction to Sociology, Applied Social Studies, Learning to Learn, Introduction to Law

Year 1 - Semester 2 Development Psychology, Applied Social Studies, Interactional Approaches to Social Care.

Plus one module from

Plus one module from

Modern Irish Politics, French, German ab initio, German, Spanish ab initio

Modern Irish Politics, French, German ab initio, German, Spanish ab initio

For further information see AIT Prospectus at www.ait.ie

PAGE 37 School of Business and Humanities AIT Code AL006 Course Duration: 2 years Entry Requirements: • Any FETAC Level 5 Award is acceptable with specific modular content. • Leaving Certificate: Grade D3 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination. • Two of these subjects must be Mathematics or a language (English or Irish). Note: A pass in Alternative Leaving Certificate Mathematics or Foundation Level Mathematics will be accepted as meeting the minimum Mathematics requirements for entry to this course.

• Garda Vetting Applies


PAGE 38 School of Business and Humanities Course Certification BTEC / EDEXCEL Higher National Diploma (HND) Course Duration: 2 Years Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Applied Social Studies (EASSX) • FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Community and Health Services (DCHSX) • FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Community Care (DCHCC) • BTEC National Diploma in Care • Leaving Certificate

• Garda Vetting Applies

BTEC HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE COURSE DESCRIPTION This professional qualification has been developed for people who wish to pursue a career in the Caring Services. This course focuses on the delivery of knowledge and foundation skills necessary to work in the field of social care. It forms the academic basis for further education in applied social sciences. The course aims to enable learners to understand the areas of responsibility and accountability in the field of social care. Furthermore the interpersonal skills required to work in this area and as a member of a multidisciplinary team are also addressed. Students must complete three work placements over the two years. Each

IN

placement may be completed in an appropriate vocational setting of the student’s choice. Attendance on the course and at placements is strictly monitored by a qualified Social Care practitioner.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students who complete this course may seek employment in different areas of Health and Social Care work, such as Residential Care, Work with Community Groups, Care of the Older Person, Youth Work and Care of People with Specific Mental and Physical needs. Many students progress to study at degree level in higher education.

COURSE CONTENT • Communication in Health & Social Care • Principles of Practice • Ensuring Health and Safety • Continuing Development • Working in Partnership • Health and Social Care research project. • Public Health • Ensuring Best Outcomes • Quality in Health Care

• Supporting Significant Life Events • Leadership and Organisations • Social Context of Health and Social Care • Understanding Abuse • Psychology for Health and Social Care • Counselling Skills Development and Practice • Understanding Specific Needs

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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YOUTH WORK COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is aimed at people who wish to embark on a course of study leading to a career in youth and community work. Course participants obtain work experience in a youth work setting.

This course will offer students a basis on which to build a successful career within the youth work sector. Prospective employers include youth organisations, drug awareness groups, community and sports clubs etc.

FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Youth Work FETAC Level 5 Award Code: EYXXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

• Garda Vetting Applies

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Working with Young People Understanding Youth Work Young People and Society Communications Work Experience Social Studies

• • • •

Business Computing Occupational First Aid Team Working Substance Use Issues in Youth Work

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Advanced Certificate in Community Development (ECDEV) • HETAC Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care


PAGE 40 School of Business and Humanities FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Liberal Arts FETAC Level 5 Award Code: ELAXX Course Duration: 1 Year

LIBERAL ARTS COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed to give students a practical understanding of the Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Social Studies, Psychology, Politics and Media. It is ideal for students who wish to pursue degree courses in Arts/Humanities in the Universities.

This course provides students with a general qualification in Liberal Arts and will provide opportunities for students to work in diverse areas such as Education, Public Administration and Community Development.

Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Advanced Certificate in Community Development • HETAC Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care

COURSE CONTENT • Personal and Professional Development • Applied Communications • Media Analysis • Political Studies • Social Studies

• • • • • •

English Literature Philosophy Classical Studies Psychology Computer Applications IT Skills

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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COMMUNITY ARTS COURSE DESCRIPTION Community arts projects have been used to address issues such as social exclusion, promote reconciliation, challenge stereotypes, facilitate reconciliation and promote community activism. This course is designed to allow students to develop the skills and competencies required to work in a variety of Community Arts Contexts as volunteers or in paid employment in their local communities. This course is to provide learners with an understanding of community arts and to develop the knowledge necessary to work within a team in a community arts project. Participants also acquire a

wide range of skills, ranging from new technical expertise to experience in all aspects of project delivery. Community arts projects have proved a very effective way of addressing weak community infrastructure.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students will develop the knowledge and attitudes required to work under direction in a community arts context as a community arts worker. They will be equipped with the necessary skills to deliver community arts workshops and generate ideas for a community arts project within community.

School of Business and Humanities FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Community Arts FETAC Level 5 Award Code: ECAXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

• Garda Vetting Applies

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Community Arts Context Community Arts Practice Design Team Working Combined Materials Event Production

• Social Studies • Work Experience • Communications

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care


PAGE 42 School of Business and Humanities FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Advanced Certificate in Community Development FETAC Level 5 Award Code: ECDXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed to help learners develop a knowledge and understanding of the history of Community Development in the Irish context, along with a comprehensive understanding of the world of work from a community development perspective. It is designed to give students an understanding of the way community development organisations are structured, funded, and operated on a day-to-day basis. It is suitable for individuals who are involved in or who would like to get involved in working in a community development area.

This course aims to offer students a basis on which to build a successful career within the community development sector. It will also build on existing knowledge and skills of those already operating within this sector. The course also helps learners develop the capacity to work independently and provides a gateway to further study at Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Community Development in Cavan Institute.

• Garda Vetting Applies Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: Advanced Certificate in Community Development

COURSE CONTENT • Working with Groups • Understanding Community Development • Community Development Practice • Working with Young People • Social Studies

• • • • •

Social Analysis Occupational First Aid Business Computing Communications Work Experience

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a course for people who wish to take up leadership and development roles in the community and voluntary sector. It is designed to help participants to integrate the skills of community development and imparts the key concepts and theoretical frameworks of community development work. Participation on this course will enable students to engage effectively with stakeholders in the community sector. Conflict management and mediation are central themes within the course content. There is also an emphasis on group dynamics and social considerations regarding community development. The course also helps

School of Business and Humanities learners develop the capacity to work independently and provides a gateway to further study at Level 7 (Ordinary Degree) or Level 8 (Honours Degree).

FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Advanced Certificate in Community Development

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

FETAC Level 6 Award Code: ECDEV

This course aims to offer students a basis on which to build a successful career at a management level within the community development sector. It will also build on existing knowledge and skills of those already operating within this sector. The course also helps learners develop the capacity to work independently and provides a gateway to further study at Level 7 (Ordinary Degree) or Level 8 (Honours Degree).

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Community Development Practice Social Analysis Community Development Theory Conflict Management Policy Making in Community Development

• • • •

Group Work Theory and Practice Communications Supervision in the Voluntary Sector Community Organisation Development • Work Experience

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC Major Award Level 5 in a related vocational area.

• Garda Vetting Applies


SCHOOL OF COMPUTING ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE HEAD

B.SC.,

OF SCHOOL JOE ENGLISH M.SC. (HONS., COMP SC.)

Computing

• Software Development (Year 1) • Computer Games Programming • Advanced Certificate in Mobile Application Development • Computer and Network Technician (Year 1) • Computer and Network Technician (Year 2) • Computer Games Design • Multimedia and Web Development (Year 1) • Multimedia and Web Development (Year 2)

Engineering • • • •

Electronic Technology Engineering Technology Motor Vehicle Maintenance Renewable Energy Technology and Control Systems • Renewable Energy Technology and Automation (Year 2) • Telecommunication Systems (Year 2)

Science • • • •

Science and Laboratory Techniques Pharmacy Assistant Forensic Science Environmental Science (Sustainable Development) • Veterinary Assistant • Agri-Food (Agri-Business and Food Science) • Animal Management


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Job prospects for graduates of Computing, Engineering and Science remain very buoyant despite the current economic situation. The “National Skills Bulletin” (A Study by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in FÁS for the EGFSN) specifically identifies IT, science and engineering as areas where there are high levels of skills shortages. A strategy launched by Science Foundation Ireland, entitled ‘Powering the Smart Economy’, highlights the Government’s commitment to expanding demand for people in these areas. As is the case for computing and science graduates, engineers, especially electronic engineers, will also be in demand in the renewable energy sector (e.g. wind, wave and tidal), which is expected to be one of the drivers of future growth The primary mission of the School of Computing, Engineering and Science is to facilitate learners to reach their potential in their chosen course of study by offering quality assured courses that will help address the current and predicted skills shortages mentioned above. The staff of the School of Computing, Engineering and Science has considerable expertise and experience gained from both academia and the world of industry.

A major feature of the School of Computing, Engineering and Science is a well established working relationship with industry and other educational establishments. Over the past number of years we have broadened our links with other education providers both nationally and internationally. All courses in the School of Computing, Engineering and Science are classified into departments for convenience. The full range of courses and associated progression opportunities within Cavan Institute for each department are depicted in the illustrations on the following page(s). All of the courses listed are full-time and of one year in duration. The 1st year courses lead to a FETAC level 5 major award and upon successful completion, learners are entitled to progress to an appropriate 2nd year course leading to FETAC level 6 certification. This progression is depicted in the illustrations.


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Department of Computing and Multimedia Institutes of Technology and Universities – Level 7 & 8 courses

Year 2 - FETAC Level 6 Multimedia and Web Development (Year 2)

Advanced Certificate in Mobile Application Development

Computer and Network Technician (Year 2)

Year 1 - FETAC Level 5 Multimedia and Web Development (Year 1)

Computer Games Design

Computer Software Computer Games Development and Network (Year 1) Technician Programming (Year 1)

Leaving Certificate - Leaving Certificate Applied - FETAC Level 4 Major Award - Mature Applicants


SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (YEAR 1) PAGE 48 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Information Technology FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CITXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Advanced Certificate in Mobile Application Development. • Computer and Network Technician – Year 2

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to give the student a firm foundation in the skills and knowledge required in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Students study a range of subjects, which reflects the versatility that computers have in society today. The course is oriented towards the development of technical skills such as software development and problem solving. This course may also be of interest to graduates with qualifications in noncomputer disciplines who wish to pursue training in this area.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This course will give students a firm foundation in the skills required for employment in the Information Technology sector. Ireland is widely recognised as Europe’s premier location for software development. Most of the major multinational

software companies such as Microsoft, Google, Ebay, Symantec and Amazon have based their European operations centres in Ireland. Examples of opportunities that exist in this vibrant sector are systems analyst, computer programmer, software engineer, quality assurance, technical writer, database administrator and technical support. Careers also exist in the areas of project management and marketing and sales. Students who successfully complete this course meet the entry requirements for a range of Level 6 courses offered at Cavan Institute. Students can also progress from this course to Institutes of Technology and Universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme on obtaining a full award.

COURSE CONTENT • Computer Architecture and Systems • Computer Programming • Communications • Work Experience • Software Development

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Network Essentials Database Methods Spreadsheet Methods Mathematics Web Authoring

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COMPUTER GAMES PROGRAMMING COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of the course is to provide students with a firm foundation in the craft of writing computer programs and creating 2D and 3D computer games. Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to understand how computers work and can be used to model the physical behaviour of real world objects. This course will present learners with the opportunity to • appreciate the programming considerations that arise with different game genres such as adventure, First Person Shooter (FPS), Role Playing Games (RPGs), strategy, fighting and sports games. • play and critique a variety of games on a selection of popular platforms (e.g. X-Box, PS3, PC etc) • use specialised game engine tools to create their own game components (levels, maps, characters etc) • write and test their own computer games (2D and 3D)

• use life skills including effective communication techniques, team work and independent learning

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The programming and development of computer games is a rapidly growing area, and one where it is predicted that there will be a future shortage of graduates. This introductory course is aimed at people who have an interest in pursuing further studies leading to a career in the area of computer games or general software development. Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for the FETAC Level 6 course in Software Development at Cavan Institute. Students may also progress through the Higher Education Links Scheme to a variety of related degree level courses (e.g. B.Sc. in Computer Games Development, Software Engineering, Applied Computing or Software Design - Games) run by Institutes of Technology and/or Universities throughout Ireland.

COURSE CONTENT • Computer Programming • Games Studies • Computer Architecture and Systems • Communications • Work Experience

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Games Analysis and Design Database Methods Physics Mathematics 3 Dimensional Computer Graphics

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

PAGE 49 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title Information Technology FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CITXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Advanced Certificate in Mobile Application Development. • Computer and Network Technician – Year 2


ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MOBILE APPLICATION PAGE 50 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Networks and Software Systems FETAC Level 6 Award Code: CNSSX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Major Award such as Software Development (Information Technology) (CITXX), Computer and Network Maintenance (CCNMX), or Computer Games Programming (CITXX) • Mature Applicants with relevant training and/or experience in this area.

DEVELOPMENT

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PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Over 1 billion apps have been downloaded from the iTunes store since it opened in 2003. While many of these apps were developed by enthusiasts working from home - as a hobby or just for fun - there is a growing number of self-employed individuals and small Irish companies who specialize in mobile application development.

Ireland is widely recognised as Europe’s premier location for software development and graduates of courses in this discipline are highly sought after within the software industry. Most of the major ‘blue chip’ multinational software companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, Google, eBay, Symantec, Amazon and many more have based their European operations centres in Ireland. Alongside the big international players Ireland also has a thriving indigenous software development industry comprising of over 600 companies about 250 of which have significant levels of overseas sales. Opportunities include working in the areas of computer programming; system analysis and design; sales and technical support; software development, network administration, web site design and development.

The main focus of this Level 6 course is on the development of applications (apps) for small handheld mobile devices such as personal digital assistants or mobile phones (smartphones). Students will be given the opportunity to design, write, test and deploy applications into target platform environments such as Android or Apple’s iOS (used on iPhones, iPad and iPod touch). The range of subjects reflects current trends within the sector and while the course is general enough to provide students with an excellent grounding in Computer Science/Software Engineering, there is a particular emphasis on both the Java and Visual Basic programming languages.

Students can also progress to further study in other Third Level Institutes. On obtaining a full award students may progress from this Level 6 course to Year 2 of a designated courses by agreement with an appropriate Higher Education Institute.

COURSE CONTENT • Networks • Windows Programming (using Visual Basic) • System Software • Relational Database • Software Development

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System Analysis Web Hosting and Maintenance Internet Programming (using Java) Communications Start Your Own Business Work Experience

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course has been developed in response to popular demand from locally based organisations that require technical computing support. The course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and hands-on experience required to take up work as Computer and Network Maintenance personnel and/or to allow for progression to an undergraduate degree in Network Management.

This course will give students a firm foundation in the skills required for employment in the Information Technology sector.

This course aims to address those demands through the delivery of relevant subjects.

Students who successfully complete this course meet the entry requirements for the Computer and Network Technician Level 6 course at Cavan Institute. Students can also progress from this course to Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links Scheme on obtaining a full award.

There is a growing demand for qualified personnel who can - Build a personal computer - Troubleshoot personal computer hardware and software problems - Build and maintain a peer-to-peer local area network

Hardware Essentials Systems Software Networking Essentials Communications Work Experience

PAGE 51 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Computer and Network Maintenance FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CCNMX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Computer Network Technician – Year 2

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Mathematics Web Authoring Computer Programming Software Development Electronics – Digital

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


COMPUTER PAGE 52 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Advanced Certificate in Computer Network Technology FETAC Level 6 Award Code: CCNTX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Major Award Computer and Network Maintenance (CCNMX), Software Development (Information Technology) (CITXX), Electronic Technology (CELTX), or Computer Games Programming (CITXX)

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NETWORK TECHNICIAN (YEAR 2)

COURSE DESCRIPTION The course has a significant practical component, designed to give students the necessary skills to plan, deploy and maintain a fully featured client/server network, (and the linking of LANs in a Wide Area Network), in a functioning business environment. Participants will be trained on the client/server networked environment. Skills developed will enable graduates of this course undertake further study of industry standard professional qualifications such as CompTIA’s A+ and NET+ or Cisco’s IT Essentials I and II. There is a growing demand for Computer Technicians who can • Lead in a team environment • Diagnose and solve server problems • Manage computer networks (security and performance)

This course aims to address industry demands through the delivery of relevant subjects.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students who complete the course successfully will be prepared for immediate entry into the employment market as Computer and Network Technicians. The knowledge and skills acquired are needed in many large companies with on-site IT maintenance staff including PC manufacturing companies or Networking and Maintenance companies. On obtaining a full award students may progress from this Level 6 course to Year 2 of a designated courses by agreement with an appropriate Higher Education Institute.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Networks Models and Technologies System Software Client/Server Networks Network Administration Network Security

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Networks Web and Internet Technology Web Hosting and Maintenance Communications

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COMPUTER GAMES DESIGN COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this course is to provide students with a firm foundation in computer games design. Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills fundamental to the craft of games design. Although the emphasis of the course is on principles of design, the course does provides exposure to all aspects of games development from initial concept, to storyboard creation and from design right through to the development stage culminating in the design of fully functioning 2D and 3D games. This course will present learners with the opportunity to • fully explore each stage of the game design process • appreciate the design considerations that arise with different game genres such as adventure, First Person Shooter (FPS), Role Playing Games (RPGs), strategy, fighting and sports games.

• play and critique a variety of games on a selection of popular platforms (e.g. X-Box, PS3, PC etc) • use specialised game engine tools to create their own game components (levels, maps, characters etc) • create their own computer games (2D and 3D) • use life skills including effective communication techniques, teamwork and independent learning

Games Studies Animation Music Technology Communications Work Experience

School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Creative Media

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

FETAC Level 5 Award Code: ECMXX

There is a growing demand for games designers both in Ireland and abroad.

Course Duration: 1 Year

Students who successfully complete this course meet the entry requirements for the Level 6 Multimedia and Web Development course at Cavan Institute. Students can also progress from this course to Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links Scheme on obtaining a full award.

Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

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Games Analysis and Design Digital Image Processing Design Web Authoring Digital Movie Processing

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Multimedia and Web Development – Year 2


MULTIMEDIA PAGE 54 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Multimedia Production FETAC Level 5 Award Code: EMMPX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Multimedia and Web Development – Year 2

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WEB DEVELOPMENT (YEAR 1)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed to assist students in the development of a broad range of skills in computer graphics, video editing, interactivity, animation and web design. The emphasis is on using digital media for design purposes. The students explore the use of cross-platform software (Apple Mac and PCs) to create interactive multimedia presentations, design and produce websites incorporating many multimedia features. Digital movies are recorded and edited using industry standard software, Final Cut Pro. Students create and develop a wide variety of graphics for print, web and CD/DVD authoring.

Employment in this sector continues to grow rapidly and graduates in this area are very much in demand in the multimedia sector. Graduates will be competent to take up employment in the numerous multimedia related industries. Present employment opportunities lie in the areas of web design, graphic design, animation creation, digital image processing/editing and computer based training. Students who successfully complete this course meet the entry requirements for the Multimedia and Web Development Level 6 course at Cavan Institute. Students can also progress from this course to Institutes of Technology and Universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme on obtaining a full award.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Design Multimedia Authoring Multimedia Project Development Communications Work Experience

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Web Authoring Digital Movie Processing Image Processing Media Analysis

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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to give students a practical understanding of current and future multimedia developments, applications and technology. It is geared towards digital video/sound, animation, web technology and multimedia content generation and transmission. Students gain experience in software programs such as Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Cubase, Illustrator and Final Cut Pro. The course, although theoretical, is also very practical and provides participants with a thorough understanding of multimedia development. The programme is designed to meet the following aims. • To provide an educational foundation for a range of creative, technical and management careers in Multimedia • To provide specialised studies directly relevant to interactive multimedia in which students intend to seek employment • To enable students make an immediate contribution in employment • To provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future

studies and career development • To develop students ability in interactive multimedia technologies through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme

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On completion of this course, participants will be able to produce content for multimedia titles, broadcasting and business and apply production techniques.

FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Multimedia

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Employment in this sector continues to grow and graduates in this area are very much in demand in the multimedia sector. Graduates will be competent to take up employment in the numerous multimedia related industries, including in areas of web design, graphic design, animation creation, digital image processing/editing and computer based training. On obtaining a full award students may progress from this Level 6 course to Year 2 of designated courses by agreement with an appropriate Higher Education Institute.

COURSE CONTENT • Multimedia Technology • Multimedia Project Development • Programming Language for Multimedia • Digital Video Processing and Production

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Graphics and Animation Computer Illustration Graphics Web and Internet Technology Multimedia Sound Communications

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

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FETAC Level 6 Award Code: EMXXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Multimedia and Web Development (EMMPX), or equivalent


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School of Computing, Engineering and Science Department of Engineering Institutes of Technology and Universities – Level 7 & 8 courses Year 2 - FETAC Level 6 Renewable Energy Technology and Automation (Year 2)

Telecommunication Systems (Year 2)

Year 1 - FETAC Level 5 Renewable Energy and Control Systems

Engineering Technology

Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Electronic Technology

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ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed to give students a firm foundation in the skills required in the electronics and engineering sectors. While the course covers many of the theoretical aspects of electronics, students also gain hands-on experience in the use of the latest technologies particularly those involving the use of electronics and digital electronics. In electronic work, engineers provide a wide variety of products used in the modern world. These include personal computers, digital televisions, heating control systems, games consoles and mobile phones.

Recent growth in the electronics, telecommunications and computer industries has strengthened the demand for graduates in this area. Students who successfully complete this course meet the entry requirements for the following Level 6 courses at Cavan Institute: • Telecommunication Systems • Computer and Network Technician • Renewable Energy Technology and Automation Students can also progress from this course to Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links Scheme on obtaining a full award.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Electronics Electronics - Digital Communications Work Experience Control Systems

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Safety and Health at Work Mathematics Physics Engineering Workshop Theory Information Technology Skills

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

PAGE 57 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Electronic Technology FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CELTX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Telecommunication Systems - Year 2 • Renewable Energy Technology and Automation • Advanced Certificate in Computer Network Technician – Year 2


ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PAGE 58 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Engineering Technology FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CENGT Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Telecommunication Systems • Renewable Energy Technology and Automation.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course may be of interest to students who are considering pursuing a degree in Engineering. It is also of particular relevance to those who require a science subject or Mathematics to progress to further study. Upon completion of this course students will have gained a theoretical understanding of, and acquired practical competencies in the following: • good work practices including adherence to health and safety in an engineering workshop environment

• common measuring and inspection techniques used in the engineering industry • CNC programming • the properties of engineering materials and be aware of common machining methods • the use of a range of tools and equipment (e.g. milling machine, lathe, drilling machine as well a variety of other measuring and hand tools).

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Engineering Workshop Processes Communications Work Experience Engineering Workshop Theory Materials Science Electronics

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Control Systems Safety and Health at Work Mathematics Computer Aided Draughting (2D) Information Technology Skills

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ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (CONTINUED) installation and operation of systems used to manage industrial and domestic waste. Careers for engineers exist across all industry sectors. The list below • manufacturing - engineers organise the installation of new equipment as provides just some examples of areas well as plan for the servicing and and types of career opportunities that overhauling of existing equipment. exist for qualified engineers. Many engineers work on continuous production where they may be • energy – engineers are involved in responsible for the design and the design and development of development of computer aided equipment used in the production of manufacture (CAM) technology natural and sustainable energy, as such as robots well as the more traditional sources such as oil and gas. • transport – engineers research ways Students who successfully complete this course meet the entry to make cars safer and more fuel requirements for the following Level 6 efficient • medical science and pharmaceutical courses at Cavan Institute: – engineers are involved in creating • Telecommunication Systems • Renewable Energy Technology and new medical equipment like Automation replacement limbs and joints, scanners and artificial heart and Students can also progress from this lung machines. course to Institutes of Technology • agriculture - engineers design through the Higher Education Links harvesting machinery, food Scheme on obtaining a full award. processing plants and industrial ovens/freezers etc • waste management – engineers may also be involved in the

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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MOTOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE PAGE 60 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Motor Technology FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CMTXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Telecommunication Systems • Renewable Energy Technology and Automation

COURSE DESCRIPTION This is an introductory course for those who want to find out whether a career in the automotive industry will really suit them. It is ideally suited for students who aspire to apprenticeships in the motor industry and related fields. Its aim is to provide students with a thorough grounding in Motor Vehicle Maintenance practices. This course will present learners with the opportunity to • locate, identify and carry out a routine maintenance on a variety of mechanical components • locate, identify and carry out a routine maintenance on a variety of electrical components • use life skills including effective communication techniques, team work and independent learning

The course combines both practical and theory sessions with a particular focus on providing participants with the basic skills necessary to carry out a range of mechanical and electrical maintenance tasks, associated with a motor vehicle, safely and efficiently.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Upon successful completion of this course students may progress through the Higher Education Links Scheme to a variety of related degree level courses run by Institutes of Technology and/or Universities throughout Ireland.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Auto Electricity Motor Vehicle Practice Motor Vehicle Theory Communications Work Experience

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Engineering Workshop Processes Engineering Workshop Theory Electronics Mathematics for Engineering Safety and Health at Work

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CONTROL SYSTEMS COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is aimed at people who wish to embark on a course of study leading to a career in renewable energy or a manufacturing environment. Renewable energy (RE) has seen rapid development in the last 5 years worldwide, especially in the area of wind turbines and small scale domestic systems. This course will present learners with the opportunity to • develop an appreciation of sustainability issues • develop their knowledge and under standing of renewable energy systems • know the role of microprocessor control in industry and its relationship with other control technologies

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• design and build a control system, needing a number of inputs and outputs, combined with feedback to solve a practical problem. The course is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills associated with solar Photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal and domestic wind turbine system specification and control systems used in industry.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for the FETAC Level 6 course in Renewable Energy Technology and Automation at Cavan Institute. Students may also progress from this course to Institutes of Technology and Universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme on obtaining a full award.

COURSE CONTENT • Renewable Energy Systems • Control Systems • Electronics • Communications • Work Experience

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Renewable Energy Productions Engineering Workshop Theory Computer Aided Draughting (2D) Safety and Health at Work Mathematics for Engineering Electronics – Digital

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PAGE 61 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Control Technology FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CCTXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Renewable Energy Technology and Automation • Telecommunication Systems


RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMATION (YEAR 2) PAGE 62 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Maintenance Skills Technology FETAC Level 6 Award Code: CMSTX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Major Award in any one of the following: -Engineering Technology (CENG) -Control Technology (CCTXX) -Electronic Technology (CELTX) -Motor Technology (CMTXX)

COURSE DESCRIPTION This level 6 course enables students to reach an advanced level in the area of Renewable Energy and Technology and Automation. Students gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the latest technologies in the areas of wood heating technology, solar hot water technology, heat pumps, pneumatic systems and Programmable Logic Controllers. Upon successful completion of the course graduates should be able to interpret customer requirements and provide advice on the solution options available.

• be able to specify an efficient solar hot water installation • understand the function of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) • identify standard pneumatic components, understand their function and maintain the efficient operation of pneumatic system

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Upon successful completion of this course students may progress to a variety of related degree level courses run by Institutes of Technology and/or Universities throughout Ireland.

This course will present learners with the opportunity to • be able to specify an efficient wood burning system

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Programmable Logic Controllers Biomass Heating Systems Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems Heat Pump Systems Safety and Health at Work Communications

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Industrial Pneumatic Systems Electronics Electrical Principles Computer Aided Draughting Problem Solving Techniques

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TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (YEAR 2) COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This Level 6 course prepares students for a variety of technical and/or management careers in the electronic / engineering sector. Students are provided with the necessary knowledge, and trained in the necessary skills, that enable them to work independently on their own initiative and to take responsibility within their own competence.

Telecommunications is one of the most rapidly expanding industrial sectors worldwide. Ireland has benefited considerably from the industrial development opportunities arising from this expansion. Many opportunities exist in the design, production, installation and maintenance of equipment used in the communications (e.g. transmitters, aerials, components used by satellite, cellular radio and broadband networks etc) and computer (e.g. programmable logic controllers) industries.

In addition to preparing students for employment at supervisory level within the highly specialised electronics and engineering sector, the course also prepares students for advanced entry into third level studies. This course may be of particular interest to those with relevant training and/or experience in this area who wish to obtain a recognised national qualification with a view to progressing to Higher Education Institutions

On obtaining a full award students may progress from this Level 6 course to Year 2 of a designated course by agreement with an appropriate Higher Education Institute.

COURSE CONTENT • • • •

Electronics - Digital Electronics - Analogue Electrical Principles Electronic Manufacturing Techniques

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Microprocessors Networks Telecommunications Systems Communications

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

PAGE 63 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Electronic Technology FETAC Level 6 Award Code: CETXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Electronic Technology (CELTX), Engineering Technology (CENGT) or equivalent


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Institutes of Technology and Universities – Level 7 & 8 courses

Animal Management (Year 2)

Animal Management (Year 1)

Year 1 - FETAC Level 5 Pharmacy Assistant

Forensic Science

Agri-Food (Agri-Business and Food Science)

Environmental Science (Sustainable Development)

Science and Laboratory Techniques

Leaving Certificate - Leaving Certificate Applied - FETAC Level 4 Major Award - Mature Applicants

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is ideally suited for students who are interested in preparing for a Science degree.

Students are given a firm foundation in the skills required to obtain positions in laboratories and other Science related areas.

This course is unique in that all three of the core science subjects are covered (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) as well as mathematics and computing. These subjects are common to all first year Science degrees. It is also of particular relevance to those who require a Science subject or Mathematics to progress to further study Field trips, laboratory work and experiments are an integral part of this course

Students can progress to further study in linked courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme. Courses which are open to students with this award include degrees at honours level (Level 8) in a range of science-related areas including General Science, Agriculture Science, Biotechnology, Sports Science and Health, Genetics Pharmaceutical Science and Forensics.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Laboratory Techniques Biology Chemistry Physics Communications

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Work Experience Animal Anatomy and Physiology Mathematics Safety and Health at Work Information Technology Skills

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

PAGE 65 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Laboratory Techniques FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CASLT Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants


PAGE 66 School of Healthcare, Sport and Education FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Labortatory Techniques FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CASLT Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

PHARMACY ASSISTANT COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Pharmacies are an important and integral part of the healthcare services. Irish pharmacists and their staff play a vital role as primary healthcare providers. There is a growing need for Pharmacy Assistants in the Irish market

From dispensing over-the-counter medicines to demonstrating and selling cosmetics, perfumes and other products, this course allows students to develop skills that will enable them to make an effective contribution to all areas of a pharmacy.

As a Pharmacy Assistant you will work as part of a team of health professionals in order to help customers achieve the best possible health outcomes. Graduates of this course will assist the Pharmacist in providing a complete care service to the community including; Customer Service, Beauty and Cosmetic Tips, Health Care Advice, Retail Display and Selling Skills.

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Laboratory Techniques Communications Work Experience Safety and Health at Work Mathematics Anatomy and Physiology

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Chemistry Beauty Care Biology Retail Selling Retail Display Word Processing

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FORENSIC SCIENCE COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is aimed at people who have an interest in pursuing further studies leading to a career in the area of Science or Forensic Science. Forensic Science means any science which is used as evidence in a court of law. This course will provide participants with a broad knowledge of the core sciences as well as an understanding of forensics and the legal system. By the end of this course students will have had the opportunity to: • Develop an appreciation of the legislation surrounding crimes such • Understand crime scene management • Analyse biological and physical evidence • Identity subjects using fingerprinting, DNA and profiling • Understand and appreciate the stages of investigation in a crime focusing on the Irish legal system • Distinguish between circumstantial and direct evidence as well as gain an

• Use life skills including effective communication techniques, teamwork and independant learning • Gain valuable work experience in the laboratory setting

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students are given a firm grounding in the skills required to obtain positions in laboratories or other science related areas such as Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Upon successful completion of this course students may progress to a variety of related degree level courses run by Institutes of Technology and/or Universities throughout Ireland. To work in the state forensic laboratory, forensic analysts require a level 7 qualification and forensic scientists require a Level 8 qualification.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Forensics Criminal Law Laboratory Techniques Biology Communications Work Experience

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Safety and Health at Work Business Computing Mathematics Chemistry Criminology

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

PAGE 67 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Laboratory Techniques FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CASLT Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT) PAGE 68 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Applied Ecology FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CAEXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is ideally suited to students who wish to prepare themselves for employment in the many industries to the Environment. In recent times there has been a marked increase in awareness about the need to protect the Environment.

Students can progress to further study in linked courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Diminishing water supplies, climate change, threats to biodiversity, sustainable living, alternative energy and energy conservation are among the areas which will see huge increases in employment. All of these areas are covered in detail in this award.

Courses which are open to students with this award include degrees at honours level (Level 8) in a range of Science related areas including General Science, Environmental Science, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Waste and Water treatment and many more.

This course is specifically aimed at those wishing to pursue further education in the field of Environmental Science or in areas of general Science

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Ecological Field Methods Sustainable Water Management Biological Diversity Communications Work Experience Environmental Studies

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Permacultural Design Chemistry Biology Mathematics Lab Techniques

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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VETERINARY ASSISTANT COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course prepares students to assist the Veterinary Surgeon in all aspects of animal care. Veterinary Assistants provide basic animal care, assist in laboratory procedures and in the veterinary clinic. They may also work in a variety of other settings including animal hospitals and clinics, animal shelters, laboratories, zoos and animal parks. Students study a range of subjects designed to prepare them for further study or to work as a Veterinary Assistant or in Animal Care. This course is ideal for students wishing to advance to Veterinary Nursing degrees in Ireland and the UK.

Students are given a firm foundation in the skills needed for employment as a Veterinary Assistant or in Animal Care. The skills and knowledge attained on this course will give students a valuable opportunity to pursue a career in Animal Care. Graduates of this course may progress to the Animal Management course at Cavan Institute.

PAGE 69 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Animal Care FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CASAC Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Animal Management

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Animal Anatomy and Physiology Animal Welfare Communications Work Experience Animal Grooming

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Biology Safety and Health at Work Mathematics Information Technology Skills Chemistry

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


AGRI-FOOD (AGRI-BUSINESS PAGE 70 School of Computing, Engineering and Science FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Applied Science - Food Science FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CASFX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

COURSE DESCRIPTION Agriculture and Food are two areas of industry which remain untouched by the current turbulence in the world’s economy. Changing consumer demands over the last decade has meant a return to a more transparent, natural way of growing food. The Irish Food Industry is central to the national economy, with Irish food companies being amongst the most successful in the world. The government plan Food Harvest 2020 targets the food sector for development and growth. Agrifood and fisheries is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry and collectively employs 150,000 people with an annual output of over €24 billion. The sector accounts for about 6.7% of gross domestic product, 10% of exports and 8.2% of total employment. Students who undertake this course will study the various aspects AgriFood. As part of the course students will learn about food manufacture and

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safety, nutrition, business start-up and IT. Students will also undertake a period of work experience in the AgriFood industry. As part of the course students will develop their knowledge in food production, preparation, safe handling, as well as marketing and setting up their own business . It is also aimed at giving those interested in working in the food industry a knowledge of laboratory techniques, and an understanding of what is in our food. It explores the various processes used in the production of food products.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students can progress to further study in linked courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme. This science-based course will also allow graduates to apply for employment in the Food Manufacturing Industry.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Food Chemistry Food Processing Microbiology Communications Work Experience Business Computing

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Mathematics Nutrition Physics Safety and Health at Work Animal Production Science Food Crops

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course covers all aspects of animal science at a level which allows progression onto degree programmes in the Animal Science, Health and Welfare sectors. Students study General Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Animal Science and Business Management. Students may use this course as a progression to a degree in a related Animal Management/Animal Welfare area.

Upon successful completion of year 2 students may apply to continue their studies to degree level at a variety of higher education institutions in Ireland and the UK. Successful students are able to apply to a range of relevant Bachelor of Science degree programmes or other specific courses of study. such as Animal Nursing, Conservation Management or Behavioural Training/

Industry Experience is an important part of the programme. This course contains an extensive work placement programme which will be completed over the two years of the course.

Opportunities for employment exist at various levels in a variety of fields such as Conservation and Behavioural Counselling and also in research and welfare organisations, animal centres and support services etc.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • • • • • •

Principles of Land-based Business Investigative Project Biological Principles Animal Husbandry Animal Health and Welfare Environmental Management Animal Nutrition Small Animal Breeds Industry Experience Farm Animal Systems

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Animal Grooming Small Business Enterprise Anatomy and Physiology Animal Behaviour Animal Nursing Applied Animal Health Project Management for Land-based Business • Animal Adaptations

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

PAGE 71 School of Computing, Engineering and Science Course Certification: • BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma in Animal Management • FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Animal Science Course Duration: 2 Years Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Animal Care (CASAC)


SCHOOL OF DESIGN, PERFORMING ARTS AND SERVICES HEAD OF SCHOOL: BRENDA HENNESSEY B.A. MOD., H.DIP.ED, M.A. IN ICT IN ED. Design • • • • • • • • • • • •

Art, Craft and Design Advanced Certificate in Art and Business Advanced Certificate in Creative Ceramics Fashion Design Fashion Buying and Merchandising Advanced Certificate in Fashion Marketing and Promotion Computer Aided Design Sustainable Energy and Construction Technology Interior Architecture Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design Furniture Design and Manufacture Advanced Certificate in Furniture Making

Performing Arts

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Music Performance Advanced Certificate in Music Performance Music Production Advanced Certificate in Music Production Music Technology, Sound Engineering and Production • Theatre Performance • Radio Production

Services

• Security Studies • Security Operations and Administration (Supervisory) • Hotel and Catering • Hotel and Catering-Professional Cookery • Cultural and Heritage Studies • Tourism and Airline Studies • Advanced Certificate in Travel Management


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Department of Design Institutes of Technology and Universities – Level 7 & 8 courses

Year 2 - FETAC Level 6 Advanced Advanced Certificate in Certificate in Art and Creative Business Ceramics

Advanced Certificate in Fashion Marketing and Promotion

Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design

Advanced Certificate in Furniture Making

Year 1 - FETAC Level 5 Art Craft and Design

Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Fashion Design

Computer Aided Design

Sustainable Energy and Construction Technology

Leaving Certificate - Leaving Certificate Applied - FETAC Level 4 Major Award - Mature Applicants

Furniture Design and Manufacture


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ART, CRAFT

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DESIGN

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course prepares students for entry into third level studies in Art, Craft and Design, through portfolio preparation. It is of particular interest to students who wish to pursue a career or further study in this area

Career prospects include employment in areas such as painting, graphic design, photography, fashion design, community art, illustration and arts administration.

Practical studio-based assignments are integrated with theoretical studies, exhibitions and gallery visits. Visiting artists’ workshops are organised to encourage an understanding of contemporary artistic practices and thinking.

FETAC Level 5 Award Code: AACDX

Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

No formal portfolio is required of applicants, as one will be developed as a result of the course.

COURSE CONTENT Drawing Design Sculpture Communications Work Experience

FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Art, Craft and Design

Course Duration: 1 Year

Students have the opportunity to develop their artistic and creative skills, which are presented in a portfolio of course work and an end-of-year show.

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Digital Image Processing Painting Printmaking Ceramics Business Computing

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Advanced Certificate in Art and Business (AABXX) • Creative Ceramics ACCXX


PAGE 76 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 6 Award Title Art and Business FETAC Level 6 Award Code: AABXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Art Craft and Design (AACDX) or a similar qualification.

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ART AND BUSINESS COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This advanced certificate is designed for people who wish to advance their design and painting skills. Students experiment with a wide range of design techniques and media with an emphasis on the development of a professional approach to the presentation and marketing of creative work. A focus on exhibition planning and organisation allows students to develop an appreciation of the importance of exhibitions as a means of communication and marketing.

Students may use this award to develop their career in the art and design sector. Students may progress from this course to Institutes of Technology and Universities.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Painting Drawing Sales Presentation Exhibition Techniques Digital Photography Printmaking

• Sculpture • Exhibition Organisation • Professional Practice for Art, Craft and Design • Arts Event Management • Arts and the Community

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN CREATIVE CERAMICS COURSE DESCRIPTION This course offers students the opportunity to learn skills in traditional throwing and hand building, and also glazing and firing. Students will be introduced to a wide range of ceramic processes together with the formulation of clay and glazes The key aspects of ceramics are covered: types and preparation of clay; building, modeling, throwing and moulding shapes; glazing, decorating and firing. The basic principles of chemistry and physics that are relevant to Ceramic practice are covered with an emphasis on the evolution of clay and its crystal structure, its various characteristics and its reaction in the firing process. There are opportunities to work both

traditionally and in creative sculptural ways. Students are encouraged to produce design ideas based on visual research. This course will be of particular interest to students who already hold a qualification in a fine art related area.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This course offers a range of self employment prospects to art practitioners. Students will be eligible for employment in a range of community schemes / initiatives. Students may also use their FETAC qualification to apply for entry to related courses in Institute of Technology and Universities.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • • •

Creative Application Ceramics Clay and Glaze Technology Craft Skills Ceramics Sculpture Drawing Combined Materials Appreciation of Art and Design History

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Communications Exhibition Techniques Arts Event Management Sales Presentation Drawing

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Creative Ceramics FETAC Level 6 Award Code: ACCXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Major Award • Mature Applicants


PAGE 78 School of Design, performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Fashion Design FETAC Level 5 Award Code: AFDXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: Advanced Certificate in Fashion Marketing and Promotion (AFIPX)

FASHION DESIGN COURSE DESCRIPTION Within this dynamic one year fashion course, students will explore colour and trend development, modern design and the use of expressive experimental textiles. Through a wide range of creative modules, students will gain professional skills within the broader fashion industry.

The course is also suitable to build a visual portfolio to gain entry to higher education.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates from this course have excellent career opportunities within the international fashion industry.

Students will develop technical skills in Illustration, Embroidery, Printed Textiles, Garment Construction and Pattern Drafting Students will also research the history of clothing and explore the possibilities of futuristic fashion and textile design.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Design Drawing Combined Materials Communications Work Experience

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Printed Textiles Embroidery Business Computing Garment Construction Pattern Drafting

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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FASHION BUYING

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This exciting business course will offer students the chance to gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to enter a career in fashion buying and merchandising. Fashion buying encompasses working within the cycle of planning, buying and selling. Students develop a working knowledge of budgets and learn how to select ranges, from conception through to sourcing and production. Fashion merchandising involves planning these budgets, managing and allocating stock and marking down to maximize profit. Whilst this course has a strong business element, students will study design and design merchandising, and its role in the international retail industry.

Graduates from this course have excellent career opportunities within the international fashion media industry.

Communications Work Experience Marketing Practice Spreadsheet Methods Fashion Buying and Merchandising

FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Business Studies FETAC Level 5 Award Code: BBSXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

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Fashion Industry and Design Skills Retail Display Design Business Computing

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


PAGE 80 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Fashion Industry Practice FETAC Level 6 Award Code: AFIPX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Fashion Design (AFDXX) or similar

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN FASHION MARKETING AND COURSE DESCRIPTION This course prepares creative, fashion focussed individuals for the exciting world of fashion marketing, promotions, advertising and branding. As the business of fashion became global, so modern industry practices have changed and developed. This course enables students to develop the knowledge and skills required in the modern international fashion industry. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the current issues and the fundamental drivers of change in the fashion industry. Students will learn the modern practices of retailing

PROMOTION (planning, buying and selling) and the important role that fashion marketing and promotion and the creative art of styling plays in this. Elements of fashion media will be explored, with student creating fashion images and developing key skills in the area of fashion journalism.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of this course will have excellent opportunities within the international retail industry in fashion buying and merchandising fashion management and promotion or styling for fashion media.

COURSE CONTENT • • • •

Fashion Retailing and Buying Fashion Styling Fashion Promotion Event Management

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Fashion Marketing Management Communications Retail Display

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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, threedimensional simulations, models and other design work. 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 including Autodesk Architectural Desktop and Graphicsoft Archicad.

This course will give students a firm foundation in the skills required for employment in the area of Computer Aided Design. Graduates, with skills in Architectural Drawing, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Parametric CAD are highly sought after in all sectors of the economy. It will also provide students, interested in continuing their studies, with a firm foundation in many of the mandatory subjects contained in courses of further study.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Computer Aided Draughting (2D) Design Architectural Drawing Communications Work Experience

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Parametic CAD Mathematics for Engineering Materials Science Image Processing Renewable Energy Systems

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Computer Aided Design FETAC Level 5 Award Code: ACADX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design (AATDX)


PAGE 82 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Construction Technology FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CCONT Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design (AATDX)

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is aimed at people who wish to embark on a course of study leading to a career in the construction industry, with particular emphasis on renewable energy technology. It is specially designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills associated with environmentally sustainable building and construction technology. The course will present learners with an opportunity to develop practical skills in the area of building construction and wood fabrication.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of this course will be prepared for a wide range of job opportunities including employment with building contractors/developers, architects, quantity surveyors and local authorities. Graduates are also prepared for work with manufacturers and suppliers of building products and materials.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Building Construction Wood Fabrication Communications Work Experience Computer Aided Draughting (2D)

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Architectural Drawing Mathematics for Engineering Renewable Energy System Materials Science

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed to give candidates a firm foundation in the skills necessary for a career in interior architecture. Students will gain design, representation and analytical skills in a studio-based environment

Graduates of this course will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in Interior Architecture. The course may also appeal to those interested in developing their own interests and skills in the area of Interior Architecture.

There is a stronge emphasis in the development of problem solving skills, including the ability to operate creatively, three-dimensionally and technically. Students will gain technical knowledge and skills relating to the construction, refurbishment, and fitout of both new and existing buildings. Design communication skills will involve the ability to draw and communicate, utilising conventional hand-drawing techniques, 2D AutoCAD and 2D/3D Parametic CAD.

Job opportunities include selfemployment, work in retail display and design industries.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Materials and Finishes Architectural Drawing Communications Work Experience Design

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Construction Studies Computer Aided Draughting (2D) Business Computing Furniture Making Parametric CAD

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Interior Design FETAC Level 5 Award Code: AIDXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design (AATDX)


PAGE 84 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Architectural Technology and Design FETAC Level 6 Award Code: AATDX

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY AND

DESIGN

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The level 6 Architectural Technology and Design course will enable students to reach an advanced level of architectural technology and design. Students gain hands-on experience in the use of the latest technologies including Autodesk, Architectural Desktop.

Graduates with skills in ArchiCAD and Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) are highly sought after in all sectors of the economy. Most architectural technicians work for private architectural practices or government departments, local authorities or semi state agencies. There are also job opportunities in architectural graphics and model making.

Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: FETAC Level 5 Major Award in • Computer Aided Design (ACADX) • Construction Technology (CCONT) or equivalent

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Architectural Drawing Presentation Computer Aided Draughting (2D) Building Technology and Design Surveying Architectural Model Making Mathematics

• Renewable Energy Systems • Critical Studies of the Built Environment • Communications • Design

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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FURNITURE DESIGN

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COURSE DESCRIPTION The aim of this course is to provide students with the essential skills and capabilities to design, plan and manufacture quality fine furniture. The course is strongly vocational as students time is spent between the fully equipped workshop and the drawing and design studio. Students learn a variety of traditional and modern woodworking processes using the finest quality hardwoods, plastics, metals and other composite materials

As part of the course work students manufacture several articles of furniture which they have custom designed in their own style.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Career opportunities include apprenticeships in the woodworking trades i.e. carpentry, joinery, cabinet making, or a career in furniture, product or industrial design.

Design Drawing Furniture Making Communications Work Experience Woodturning

FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Furniture Design FETAC Level 5 Award Code: AFURX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

School of Design, Performing Arts and Services

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Computer Aided Draughting (2D) Materials and Finishes Wood Fabrication Veneering and Marquetry IT Skills

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Furniture Making (AFMRX)


PAGE 86 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Advanced Certificate in Furniture Making and Restoration FETAC Level 6 Award Code: AFMRX Course Duration: 1 Year

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN FURNITURE MAKING COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is aimed at people who wish to embark on a course of study leading to a career in furniture making. The course is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills associated with modern furniture making technologies. Students on this course are encouraged to develop innovative approaches to producing quality furniture.

Graduates of this course will have acquired the skills necessary to work in the modern furniture making industry. Students graduating with a full Level 6 Award may apply directly to Institutes of Technology for entry to related Level 7 and Level 8 degree courses.

Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Furniture Design (AFURX) or equivalent.

COURSE CONTENT • • • •

Wood Finishing Furniture Making with Machinery Furniture Design Computer Aided Draughting (2D)

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Design History of Furniture Drawing Communications

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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Department of Performing Arts Institutes of Technology and Universities – Level 7 & 8 courses

Year 2 – FETAC Level 6 and BTEC HND

Advanced Music Performance

Advanced Music Production

Year 1 - FETAC Level 5 Music Technology, Sound Engineering and Production

Music Performance

Music Production

Theatre Performance

Leaving Certificate - Leaving Certificate Applied - FETAC Level 4 Major Award- Mature Applicants

Radio Production


PAGE 88 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Music FETAC Level 5 Award Code: EPAMX Course Duration: 1 year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Advanced Certificate in Music Performance

MUSIC PERFORMANCE COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course provides students with hands-on experience, training and advice in various aspects of the music industry. Live performances are an integral part of the course, which is designed for musicians, songwriters and producers.

Graduates of this course will have a firm foundation in music and the music industry preparing them for further study in this area, along with the know-how and experience to work in a professional music setting.

Through continued commitment to rehearsal, students develop the discipline that is required to work in the music industry. Students present, produce and perform in a number of live events as part of their coursework. These events offer an ideal environment in which each student can apply the knowledge he or she has gained while on the course. Students following this course also have the opportunity to complete Year 1 of the BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma in Music Performance

Successful students can progress directly to the Advanced Certificate in Music Performance.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Music Performance Music Business Studies Musicianship Music Songwriting Irish Music

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Research Studio Recording Work Experience Communications Vocal Techniques

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE COURSE DESCRIPTION This course allows students to build on their knowledge and skills in the areas of music performance, music theory, music production and music industry studies. Students will perform in a number of live events as part of their coursework, while learning the skills and processes involved in organising and staging an event. Students will gain an awareness of the music industry through the completion of assignments in media research, performance, music marketing and the study of creative arts issues.

Throughout the course, students will focus on broadening their skills in aural perception and music theory and will be encouraged to incorporate the use of music technology into their coursework in the areas of live sound and production. Students following this course have the opportunity to complete the Higher National Diploma in Music Performance.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of this course will have a firm foundation in all aspects of music, preparing them for further study in Institutes of Technology and Universities and for participation in professional music settings.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Music Performance 2 Music Contextualisation Event Production Creative Arts and Music Marketing Music Production Analysis Media Industry Awareness

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Media Research 2 Communications Arranging Creative Arts Issues Aural Perception

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

School of Design, Performing Arts and Services BTEC Award Title: BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma (HND) in Music Performance FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Advanced Certificate in Media Production FETAC Level 6 Award Code: EMPRO Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Music Performance (EPAMX)


PAGE 90 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Music FETAC Level 5 Award Code: EPAMX Course Duration: 1 year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Advanced Certificate in Music Production

MUSIC PRODUCTION COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain experience and training in the various aspects of the audio production industry. Live sound, studio recordings and production work form the basis of this course.

Graduates of this course will have the knowledge and skills required to work in the audio production industry or to pursue further study in this area.

Students produce a number of live events as part of their coursework. ProTools is used in both studios and in the Mac based editing suite, offering an ideal environment in which students can apply the knowledge and skills gained on the course.

Successful students may progress directly to the Music Production.

Students following this course also have the opportunity to complete Year 1 of the BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma in Music Production.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Studio Recording Studio Production Music Technology Musicianship Research 1 Music

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Communications Sound Engineering Songwriting Music Business Studies Work Experience

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC PRODUCTION COURSE DESCRIPTION This course allows students to build on their knowledge and training in the technical area of sound engineering and production. Students will gain an awareness of the music and media industries by exploring subjects including creative arts and marketing. By utilising the Institute’s recording studios, Mac lab and specialised multimedia suite, students will gain experience in the areas of production, post production and sound creation. A number of live events will take place in the course of the year, allowing

students to gain experience in presenting and producing, along with developing the necessary skills involved in organising and staging an event. Students following this course have the opportunity to complete the Higher National Diploma in Music Production

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of this course will have an advanced knowledge of the audio production industry preparing them for further study in Institutes of Technology and Universities along with participation in professional audio settings.

Music Contextualisation Event Production Creative Arts and Music Marketing Music Production Analysis Media Industry Awareness Creative Arts Issues

BTEC Award Title: BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma (HND) in Music Production FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Advanced Certificate in Media Production FETAC Level 6 Award Code: EMPRO Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Music Production (EPAMX)

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

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Live Sound Research Communications Production Techniques Sound for the Moving Image

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


PAGE 92 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services Course Certification: BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma (HND) in Music Production Course Duration: 2 Years Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • FETAC Level 5 Major Award • Mature Applicants

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY, SOUND ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides students with hands-on experience and training in the technical area of sound engineering and production. Students produce and present a number of live events along with producing products to a professional standard as part of their coursework. Through completing a wide range of practical and technical modules, students

develop the discipline that is required to work as sound engineers, editors and producers in the audio industry.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of this course will have an advanced knowledge of the audio production industry preparing them for further study in Institutes of Technology and Universities and for participation in the are of professional audio production.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • • • • • • •

Creative Arts Research Skills Critical Music Listening Songwriting Techniques and Skills The Music Business in the 21st Century Studio Recording and Engineering Work-Based Experience Music Studio Production Music Technology Sound Creation and Manipulation Techniques Music Notation Music in Context

• Preparation, Process and Production in the Creative Arts • Marketing the Creative Arts • Music Production Analysis • Creative Arts Professional Practice • Live Sound for Small Venues • Research Project • Applied Music Production • Audio Post Production

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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THEATRE PERFORMANCE COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This is a practical course designed to help students’ understanding of Drama and Theatre Studies. As part of their studies, students will have the opportunity to visit and work in a professional theatre. This course will allow students to develop their life skills while enhancing their confidence and interpersonal abilities. Theatre Performance is an obvious first choice for those intending to pursue a career in the theatre, as well as being of enormous benefit to students looking at a careers in a wider variety of settings.

Graduates of this course will have the necessary skills to obtain work in a variety of areas including acting, theatre performance, event production, primary schools and social care settings.

Acting Skills and Techniques Performance Craft Theatre Studies Communications Work Experience

FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Theatre Performance FETAC Level 5 Award Code: EPATP Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

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Technical Skills for Theatre Business Computing Theatre Performance Event Production

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


PAGE 94 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Radio Production FETAC Level 5 Award Code: ERPXX Course duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

RADIO PRODUCTION 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 the latest technology and multimedia applications for broadcast on the internet. Students will be responsible for the preparation of programmes for broadcast.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of this course are prepared for employment in a radio setting, in production, presentation or news reporting.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Media Analysis Sound Engineering & Production Radio Programme Production Communications Work Experience

• • • • •

Media Law & Practice Multimedia Authoring Music Industry Studies Event Production Research Skills for Journalism

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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School of Design, Performing Arts and Services Department of Services Institutes of Technology and Universities – Level 7 & 8 courses

Year 2 - FETAC Level 6

Advanced Certificate in Travel Management

Security Operations and Administration (Supervisory)

Year 1 - FETAC Level 5 Tourism and Airline studies

Security Studies

Hotel and Catering

Hotel and Cultural and Catering Heritage Professional Studies Cookery

Leaving Certificate - Leaving Certificate Applied - FETAC Level 4 Major Award - Mature Applicants

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PAGE 96 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Security Studies FETAC level 5 Award Code: CSSXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • Mature Applicants • FETAC Level 4 Major Award

SECURITY STUDIES COURSE DESCRIPTION This course prepares students for employment in the highly specialised security industry. It provides the student with an introduction to the different sectors of the security industry in Ireland. Throughout their period of training, students complete work placements with recognised security companies, at music concerts, sporting events and other public events. This course involves a focus on the academic skills required for a career in security related careers. This course has been designed to meet the needs of the security industry, in line with the terms of the

Private Security Services Act 2004. Students who pass modules in Guarding, Security Industry Awareness and Door Security Procedures may apply for a security licence under the Private Security Services Act 2004. As part of the application process for a security licence, applicants will be required to disclose any prior criminal convictions.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This course is of particular relevance to students who are interested in a career in An Garda Siochana, Defence Forces, Prison Services or the private security industry.

Additional Requirements: • Garda Vetting Applies Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Security Operations and Administration (Supervisory) (CSOAX)

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Security Systems and Procedures Safety and Health at Work Business Administration Legal Studies Door Security Procedures Guarding Skills

• • • • • •

Communications Work Experience Behavioural Studies Customer Service Security Industry Awareness Business Computing

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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SECURITY OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION (SUPERVISORY) COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course prepares students for employment at supervisory level in the highly specialised security industry. It is of particular relevance to students who are interested in a career at management level in the security industry. As part of their coursework students complete industrial experience placements in a supervisory capacity with recognised security companies. In order to complete this element of the course, students should hold a security licence. This course is of particular relevance to students who are interested in a career in An Garda Siochana, the Defence Forces or the Prison Service.

Graduates of this course have found employment in the private security industry or have progressed to training with An Garda Síochána. This course has been designed to meet the needs of the security industry in line with the terms of the Private Security Services Act 2004. Potential students are advised to hold or to have applied for the security licence required under the Private Security Services Act 2004.

Crime Prevention Supervisory Security Management Business Management Law Event Management

School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Security Operations and Administration FETAC Level 6 Award Code: CSOAX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC Award in Security Studies (CSSXX) • Mature applicants with relevant security industry experience

• Garda Vetting Applies

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

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Communications Work Experience Safety Management Customer Services

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


PAGE 98 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Hotel and Catering FETAC level 5 Award Code: DHCXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • Mature Applicants • FETAC Level 4 Major Award

HOTEL

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hotel and Catering is a full-time course designed to prepare students for the Hotel and Catering Industry. This course welcomes students who are interested in working within the hospitality industry. The course creates a learning environment in which the emphasis is on practical application of the skills necessary to work in the hotel and catering sector. The subjects studied prepare students to work in the dynamic and ever changing sectors of food and beverage and accomodation.

Graduates of this course may find employment in hotels, restaurants, catering departments, cruise ships and airlines. Graduates will also be well prepared for further studies in the areas of hospitality, culinary arts, tourism and business.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Hospitality and Accommodation Food and Beverage Service Food Preparation Communications Work Experience

• • • •

Safety and Health at Work Business, Computing Customer Service Reception

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HOTEL

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COURSE DESCRIPTION The course will present learners with the opportunity to develop practical culinary skills and an understanding of the science of food and food hygiene. Students will also develop a knowledge of changing kitchen technologies and the business aspects of cooking operations. In completing this course students will gain an understanding of the theory and practice of professional cookery. This course is aimed at students interested in finding employment in a professional kitchen.

The course is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and confidence to pursue a career in Culinary Arts.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of this course may find employment in hotels, restaurants, catering departments, cruise ships and airlines. Graduates will also be well prepared for further studies in the areas of hospitality, culinary arts, tourism and business.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • • •

Hospitality and Accommodation Food and Beverage Service Food Preparation Communications Work Experience Safety and Health at Work Food Hygiene

• • • • • •

Business Computing Culinary Techniques Meal Service Pastry, Baking and Desserts Menu Planning Food Science and Technology

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Hotel and Catering FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DHCXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • Mature Applicants • FETAC Level 4 Major Award


PAGE 100 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Cultural and Heritage Studies FETAC Level 5 Award Code: ECHSX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • Mature Applicants • FETAC Level 4 Major Award

CULTURAL

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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed for students who are interested in a career in Irish Heritage and Culture studies and as an access course to Arts degree programmes at Level 8 in Irish universities. It is designed to enable students to develop modern media skills in the areas of research, journalism, organisation and communications. This course also provides an in-depth knowledge of Archaeology, Local History and Folklore. The course also gives students an in-depth knowledge of the cultural richness of today’s Europe. Students are given the opportunity to develop the personal, interpersonal and practical skills vital for the workplace. This knowledge

base plus the analytical, personal and organisational skills acquired are very advantageous for those who wish to progress immediately to Degree Level through the Higher Links scheme.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Employment opportunities are varied for graduates in this sector. Graduates can expect to find employment in areas such as tourism, education, heritage, public administration and community development. Under the Higher Education links scheme, students of this course may apply for entry to B.Arts degree programmes in NUI Colleges including NUI Maynooth and NUI Galway.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Archaeology Folklore Local History Studies Communications Work Experience

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Heritage Business Computing Theatre Studies Appreciation of Irish culture

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TOURISM

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AIRLINE STUDIES

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed to prepare students for employment in the travel, tourism and airline industries.

The success of the Irish Tourism and Travel industry bodes very well for graduates of this course and employment opportunities are varied. Graduates can expect to find employment with airlines, travel agencies, car hire companies, tour operators and visitor attractions. Career options include reservation sales agents, airline ground crew and cabin crew and travel consultants.

Customer Service Tourism Awareness Communications Work Experience Spanish and Cultural Studies

FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Tourism FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DTXXX Course duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • Mature Applicants • FETAC Level 4 Major Award Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Travel Management (DTTXX)

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

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Tourism and Travel Services Travel Geography Business Computing Airline Studies Word Processing

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


PAGE 102 School of Design, Performing Arts and Services FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Travel and Tourism FETAC Level 6 Award Code: DTTXX

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN TRAVEL MANAGEMENT COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course provides learners with the skills and competencies to pursue a range of employment opportunities in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.

Successful graduates of the course will be able to pursue careers as front office personnel in various areas including retail travel, hotels, reservations, sales and customer service departments. Graduates will also be able to pursue employment as cabin crew and ground crew in the airline sector.

Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC level 5 award in Tourism (DTXXX) or Equivalent • FETAC Level 5 award in 0Tourism (DTXXX) or Equivalent

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Consultative Selling Tour Operations Global Distribution Systems-Galileo Travel Geography Work Processing

• • • • •

Business Management Retail Travel Management Airport Passenger Services Work Experience Sales Presentation

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


SCHO OL O F BEAUT Y THERAPY AND HAIRDRESSING HEAD OF SCHOOL BERNADETTE BANNON B.COMM, M.A, H.DIP IN ED

• Beauty Therapy • Hairdressing and Beauty Care • Hairdressing • Make-Up Artistry • Nail Technician • Diploma in Complementary Therapies • Advanced International Diploma in Hairdressing


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Year 2

Beauty Therapy

Hairdressing and Beauty Care

Advanced International Diploma in Hairdressing

Year 1 Nail Technician

Diploma in Complementary Therapies

Make-Up Artistry

Beauty Therapy

Hairdressing and Beauty Care

Hairdressing

Leaving Certificate – Leaving Certificate Applied - FETAC Level 4 Major Award- Mature Applicants


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BEAUTY THERAPY COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed for students who are interested in Beauty Therapy. Students will study Facial Therapy, Body Therapy, Body Massage, Electrolysis, Applied Science, Health and Safety, Anatomy and Physiology, Professional Conduct, Business Awareness, and Industry Training are an integral partof the course. 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.

COURSE CERTIFICATION • FETAC – Further Education and Training Awards council • ITEC - International Therapy Examinations Council • CIBTAC – Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology

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• CIDESCO – Comite International d’Esthique et de Cosmetologie. • FETAC – Further Education and Training Awards council Entry Requirements Year 2 • Completion of Year 1, ITEC or CIBTAC • Entry for CIDESCO exam is dependant on applicants meeting attendance requirements

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students who successfully complete this course may obtain positions as Beauty Therapists in Beauty Salons, Hotel, Spa and health Farms and Leisure Industry; Sales Representative and Trainers for Beauty products. Graduates of this course have the necessary qualifications to start their own business. For the more adventurous who wish to see the world, excellent job opportunities are now available on Cruise Liners.

COURSE CONTENT Facial Therapy Skin Analysis and Cleansing Treatments including Tinting; Cosmetic Make-up; Manicure; Pedicure; Depilatory Treatments (waxing and sugaring); Electrical Facial Treatments including Faradic/ Galvanic/ High Frequency/ Micro current/ Vacuum Suction/ Preheating Treatments. (Steam/InfraRed/Hot towels)

Body Therapy Swedish Body Massage (Manual and Electrical); Figure Analysis; Diet and Nutrition; Heating Treatments (Steam/ Infra-Red/Sauna) Spray Tanning, Body Wrap Treatments; Exfoliation Techniques; Electrical body Treatments, Anatomy and Physiology. Electrolysis Theory and practice of 3 modalities Shortwave Diathermy, galvanic Electrolysis and the Blend.

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

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PAGE 106 School of Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Hairdressing FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DHXXX Course Duration: 2 Years Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants Entry Requirements Year 2: • Progression to Year 2 is dependant on successful completion of Year 1

HAIRDRESSING

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BEAUTY CARE

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed for students who are interested in a career in Hairdressing and Beauty Care. Students will study and practice all aspects of Womens Hairdressing and Beauty Care to include Cosmetic Make-up and Manicures.

Students who successfully complete this course will have the necessary skills to pursue a career in the following areas: Hair Stylist, Colour or Perm Technician, Sales Representative for Hairdressing and Beauty Products, Beauty Care Professional. Other opportunities include working on Cruise Liners, Airliners and in the media.

COURSE CERTIFICATION • Further Education and Training Awards Council. • City and Guilds IVQ Diploma in Womens Hairdressing • Dept. of Education Junior Trades Certificate

PROGRESSIONS / FURTHER STUDY City and Guild Advanced IVQ Diploma in Womens Hairdressing, Dept. of Education Senior Trades, Barbering.

COURSE CONTENT Hairdressing Theory and Practice • Reception Duties • Consulting and diagnosing hair and scalp conditions • Cutting • Blow-drying, Setting and Hair Up Styling • Shampooing hair • Conditioning treatments • Perming and neutralising • Colour and High Lighting Methods – Meche, Foils, Wraps, etc.

Beauty Care • Structure and Function of the skin • Study of Cosmetic Preparations • Treatment of eye brows and eyelashes • Bone and Nail structure • Skin and Nail Disorders • Techniques and procedures Hairdressing Science • Skin Hair and Head • Diseases Hygiene and Safety

• Hairdressing Procedures • The Salon Environment Creative Styling • Creative Hair Up Styling • Wig and Hair piece Styling • Hair Extensions including Bonding Clip and Weft techniques Work Experience Retail Selling Communications

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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HAIRDRESSING COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed for students who are interested in a career in Hairdressing. Students will study and practice all aspects of Womens Hairdressing.

Students who successfully complete this course will have the necessary skills to pursue a career in the following areas: Hair Stylist, Colour or Perm technician, Sales representative for hairdressing products. Other opportunities include working on Cruise Liners, with Airliners and in the Media.

COURSE CERTIFICATION • Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) • City and Guild IVQ Diploma in Womens Hairdressing • Dept. of Education Junior Trade Certificate

PROGRESSION / FURTHER STUDY

City and Guilds Advanced IVQ Diploma in Womens Hairdressing, Dept. of Education Senior Trades, Barbering.

COURSE CONTENT Hairdressing Theory and Practice • Reception Duties • Consulting and Diagnosing hair and Scalp conditions • Cutting • Blow-drying, setting and Hair Up Styling • Shampooing hair • Conditioning Treatments • Perming and Neutralising • Colour and High Lighting MethodsMeche, foils, Wraps, etc.

Hairdressing Science • Anatomy Skin Hair and Head • Diseases Hygiene and Safety • Hairdressing Procedures • The Salon Environment Creative Styling • Creative Hair Up Styling • Wig and Hair piece Styling • Hair Extensions • Clip and Weft techniques. Communications Retail Selling Work Experience

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

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PAGE 108 School of Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Make-Up Artistry FETAC Level 5 Award Code: EMAXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

MAKE-UP ARTISTRY COURSE DESCRIPTION This course offers a professional qualification for those who wish to qualify as a professional Make-Up Artist. It covers all aspect of Make-up Artistry including Fashion, Theatre TV, Film and special effects make-up. It combines the technical skills and artistic elements required of a make-up artist with a focus on Fashion co-ordination, Hair Styles and Special Effects. This course covers the skills required to perform effective make-up techniques suitable for various Professional Media, Theatre and Stage Productions. As part of this course students create make-up looks for fashion shows, magazine shoots and theatrical performances in

order to develop a comprehensive portfolio featuring a range of different looks. In order to appreciate the international dimension of this course students are encouraged to attend International Trade Fairs and complete a number of field based assignments.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Employment opportunities exist in a variety of industries including Theatre, Film, Television and on a range of Media productions including Editorials and High Fashion (Catwalk). Graduates of this course can expect to find employment with International Cosmetic Companies, as Cosmetic Consultants/ Makeup artists and Cosmetic Counter Managers.

COURSE CONTENT • • • •

Fashion and Media Make-up Specialised Make-up Effects Communications Work Experience

• • • • • • •

Colour Trends and Analysis Customer Service Make-up Application Skincare and Eye treatments Theatrical Make-up Skin and Cosmetic Studies Creative Styling

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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NAIL TECHNICIAN COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed for students who are interested in the area of nail extensions. it will provide students with the skills, knowledge and qualifications required to work as a Nail Technician. It will also equip students to efficiently carry out tanning and nail art treatments. Students will study and practice manicure treatments, pedicure treatments, nail extension systems (gel, acrylic, fiberglass, overlays), tanning treatments, nail art, anatomy and physiology and product knowledge/cosmetic science.

Graduates of the course may obtain employment in nail bars, tanning studios, health spas, beauty salons, sales representatives or be selfemployed. This is an International recognised course and provides opportunities to Travel and work abroad e.g. work on cruise liners.

School of Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Nail Technician FETAC Level 5 Award Code: BBSXX Course Certification: ITEC (International Therapies Examination Council) CIBTAC (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council) Course Duration: 1 Year

COURSE CONTENT • Manicure Practical and Theoretical • Pedicure Practical and Theoretical • Professional Conduct and Business Awareness • Nail Extension systems (gel, acrylic, fiberglass, overlays)

• Nail Art • Tanning Treatments • Anatomy and Physiology

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants


PAGE 110 School of Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing Course Certification: ITEC (International Therapies Examination Council) and FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council) Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate or holders of ITEC, CIBTAC or CIDESCO qualifications

DIPLOMA

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COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This is a full time course leading to professional qualifications in complementary therapies. The objective of the course is to give a detailed and indepth knowledge of the most popular therapies. The main aim of this course is to provide students with the practical and theoretical skills in order to provide Complementary Therapy treatments for the purposes of relaxation and stress release. Students will be trained to become multi-skilled therapists to meet the needs of today’s market. Students will study the theory of Complementary Therapy treatments to include body massage, aromatherapy and reflexology as well as anatomy, physiology and pathology of the whole body.

Students who successfully complete this course may obtain positions as Therapists inHotel Spas, Health Farms, and in the Leisure Industry. It is an Internationally recognised qualification which will enhance employment opportunities for those who already hold a qualification in Beauty Therapy or Sports Therapy.

COURSE CONTENT • Anatomy and Physiology • Professional Conduct and Business Awareness • Holistic Massage

• • • •

Indian Head Massage Reflexology Aromatherapy Diet and Nutrition

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA HAIRDRESSING COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed for qualified hairdressers who wish to develop their skills to a higher level. Students study and practice all advanced methods of hairdressing treatments. There is also an oppurtunity to complete the Department of Education Junior and Senior trades examinations and additional FETAC awards.

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PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students who successfully complete the course will have the necessary advanced skills to work as a Salon Manager, Senior Stylist, Colour Tcehnician, Session Stylist or a sales representative.

COURSE CERTIFICATION • Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) • City and Guilds Advanced Diploma • Department of Education Junior and Senior Trades certificates

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Working in Hairdressing Health and Safety Product Sales and Promotion Advanced Cutting Techniques Adavanced Colouring Techniques including high lift methods, meche, foils and slicing. • Creative hairdressing design skills • Mens’ Haircutting

• Effective Business Management • Event Management Creative Styling • Creative Hair-up Styling • Wig and Hairpiece Styling • Hair Extensions including Bonding, Clip and Weft Techniques

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

School of Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing Entry Requirements: • City of Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing 6902-61 or 1122 • Stylist in a Salon for 3 Years prior to course commencement


SCHOOL OF HEALTHCARE, SPORT AND EDUCATION HEAD

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- PHILIP MCDONALD M.SC, PG. DIP, UCD

Healthcare • Dental Nursing • Midwifery Studies • Nursing Studies • Health Care Support • Emergency First Responder/ Medical Technician

Sports • Sports Coaching and Leisure Management • Advanced Certificate in Sports Development and Coaching • Sports Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant • Occupational Therapy Assistant • Outdoor Recreation • Equine Studies and Business Management

Education • Childcare • Childcare (Childcare Supervisor) • Education and Training


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School of Healthcare, Sport and Education Department of Healthcare Institutes of Technology and Universities – Level 7 & 8 courses

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing

Year 1 - FETAC Level 5 Dental Nursing

Heath Care Support

Midwifery Studies

Nursing Studies

Emergency First Responder/Medic al Technician

Leaving Certificate - Leaving Certificate Applied - FETAC Level 4 Major Award - Mature Applicants


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DENTAL NURSING COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a full time course developed for people interested in working as a dental nurse and as part of a dental multi-disciplinary team. The dental nurse plays an important role in the organisation and management of a modern dental practice and assists the dentist in every aspect of patient treatment thus playing a vital role in patient care. Students visit and obtain work experience in a dental practice. This practical aspect of the course gives

students a good understanding of dental practice and the qualities and characteristics required for a successful career in dental nursing. Work experience is undertaken under the supervision of a qualified dental nurse practitioner.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates may also continue their studies to a higher level through the Higher Education Links scheme. Graduates of this course can expect to find employment in Dental Practices.

School of Healthcare, Sport and Education FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Nursing Studies FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DCHSN Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • Mature Applicants

• Garda Vetting Applies

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Nursing Safety and Health at Work Communications Work Experience Care Support

• • • • •

Dental Studies Occupational First Aid Biology Maths Information Technology Skills

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


PAGE 116 School of Healthcare, Sport and Education FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Nursing Studies FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DCHSN Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • Mature Applicants

• Garda Vetting Applies

MIDWIFERY STUDIES COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is suitable for students who have completed Leaving Certificate and are considering a career in Midwifery. On completion of the course students will receive a Nursing FETAC Award in but the course content will have a distinct Midwifery focus. A minimum of 10 days work placement must be completed in a relevant vocational area. On one day per week students visit and obtain work experience in Maternity Units, General Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, Homes for the Elderly, Disability Schools/Homes, Rehabilitation Centres and Respite Care Centres. This practical aspect of the course gives the students a good understanding of

hospital life and the qualities and characteristics required for a successful career in midwifery and nursing. Work Experience is undertaken under the supervision of a qualified Midwife or Nurse practitioner.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A full FETAC (the Further Education and Training Awards Council) award in Nursing Studies is recognised as an entry route into nurse and midwifery training in Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland. Graduates of this course have been successful in gaining entry to nurse and midwifery training in Ireland and the UK. Graduates may also continue their studies to a higher level through the Higher Education Links scheme.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • • •

Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Nursing Safety and Health at Work Work Experience Maternity Care Support Human Growth and Development Social Studies

• • • • •

Occupational First Aid Care Provision and Practice Maths Teamworking Information Technology Skills

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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NURSING STUDIES COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is suitable for students who are considering a career in nursing. 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 course combines a wide range of modules designed to give students an overview of 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 nursing career, supported by a range of guest speakers throughout the academic

year. The course also prepares students for degree entry interviews and career progression

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A full FETAC award in Nursing Studies is recognised as an entry route into nurse training in Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland. Graduates of this course have been successful in gaining entry to nurse training in Ireland. In addition to the opportunities for training in Irish Nursing Schools, Cavan Institute has established links with a number of UK Universities, some of whom conduct interviews in Ireland. Graduates may also continue their studies to a higher level through the Higher Education Links scheme.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • • • • •

Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Nursing Safety and Health at Work Communications Work Experience Computer Studies Human Growth and Development Team working Computer Studies

• • • • • • •

Occupational First Aid Care Skills Care of the Older Person Care Provision and Practice Care of People with Mental Illness Maths Personal Effectiveness in the Workplace

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

School of Healthcare, Sport and Education FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Nursing Studies FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DCHSN Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • Mature Applicants

• Garda Vetting Applies


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HEALTH CARE SUPPORT COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Course Duration: 1 Year

This course places an emphasis on the care of people in both the Community and in the Health Care 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.

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

Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • Mature Applicants

Throughout the course students will visit and obtain work experience in a variety of settings. Placement will be monitored by qualified Healthcare practitioners.

FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Healthcare Support FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DHSXX

Graduates may also continue their studies to a higher level through the Higher Education Links scheme.

• Garda Vetting Applies

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • • •

Care Skills Care Support Safety and Health at Work Communications Work Experience Care of the Older Person Activities of Living Patient Care

• • • • • •

Teamworking Equality and Disability Occupational First Aid Care Provision and Practice Human Growth and Development Information Technology Skills

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER /MEDICAL TECHNICIAN COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is suitable for students who wish to work in either the Fire or Ambulance services. This course will lead to a FETAC Level 5 award in Community and Health Services with additional certification in Emergency First Aid or Fire Safety. Learners will train for Emergency First Responder incorporating Cardiac First Responder – PHECC (The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) standard for Automated External Defibrillator use. Optional training courses for learners may be available in: Emergency First Aid Related Courses • Emergency Medical Technician

Fire Safety and Fire Fighting Related Courses • Fire Warden (Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher Training) • Breathing Apparatus • Fit for Fire (Fitness Assessment Preparation) Extra course fees will apply for optional training courses.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of this course will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to be eligible to apply for the more advanced courses like Emergency Medical Technician - PHECC standard for the National Qualification Emergency Medical Technician (NQEMT) which is provided by the Irish Ambulance Training Institute. Graduates may also continue their studies to a higher level through the Higher Education Links scheme.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Communications Work Experience Anatomy and Physiology Safety and Health at Work Occupational First Aid Legal Studies

• • • • •

Team Working Mathematics Business Computing Care Provision and Practice Exercise and Fitness

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

PAGE 119 School of Healthcare, Sport and Education FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Community and Health Services FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DCHSX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • Mature Applicants Additional Requirements: • Biology at Leaving Certificate standard is desirable but not essential

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School of Healthcare, Sport and Education Department of Sport Institutes of Technology and Universities – Level 7 & 8 courses

Year 2 - FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Sports Development and Coaching

Sports Therapy/Physiotherapy Year 2

Year 1 - FETAC Level 5 Occupation Therapy Assistant

Equine Studies and Business Management

Sports Coaching and Leisure Management

Outdoor Recreation

Sports Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant

Leaving Certificate - Leaving Certificate Applied - FETAC Level 4 - Mature Applicants


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SPORTS COACHING

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LEISURE MANAGEMENT

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in Sports Health and Fitness. It is specifically aimed at those interested in coaching or gym instruction. Students will gain practical and theoretical skills necessary for working in the leisure industry. Students will be required to complete a number of coaching sessions throughout the year.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of this course have found employment in the Leisure and Sports sectors including Fitness Centres, Gyms, Hotels and Leisure Clubs, Swimming Complexes and in the coaching area. Graduates of this course may progress to the FETAC

Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Sports Development and Coaching at Cavan Institute or to Institutes of Technology and University through the Higher Education Links Scheme. STUDENTS

TAKING THIS COURSE MAY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING AWARDS.

• Gaelic Athletic Association - Foundation Course - Level 1 • Football Association of Ireland - Kick Start 1 • Occupational First Aid • Swimming - Irish Water Safety – Pool Lifeguard Graduates may also continue their studies to a higher level through the Higher Education Links scheme.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

Sport and Recreation Studies Communications Work Experience Computer Studies Exercise and Fitness Health Related Fitness

• • • • • •

Occupational First Aid Soccer Coaching Gaelic Football Coaching Lifeguarding Anatomy and Physiology Nutrition

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

School of Healthcare, Sport and Education FETAC Level 5 Award Title Sport and Recreation FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DSRXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • Mature Applicants

• Garda Vetting Applies


PAGE 122 School of Healthcare, Sport and Education FETAC Level 6 Award Title Advanced Certificate in Sports Development FETAC Level 6 Award Code: DSDCX Course Duration: 1 Year

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN SPORTS DEVELOPMENT AND

COACHING

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This one-year advanced certificate course is designed to prepare students for a career at a supervisory level in the Leisure Industry, Sports Coaching or as a pathway to further study.

Graduates may qualify for advanced entry to specified third level courses in Institutes of Technology including the BA Community Sports Leadership Degree in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT).

Students will also have the opportunity to complete additional qualifications in Gym and Personal Training.

Graduates may also continue their studies to a higher level through the Higher Education Links scheme.

Entry Requirements: • FETAC Level 5 Award in Sport and Recreation (DSRXX), or a similar qualification.

• Garda Vetting Applies

COURSE CONTENT • Sports Coaching • Sports Community Development Gym Instruction (ITEC) • Professional Conduct and Business Awareness • Gym Instruction • Anatomy and Physiology • Sports Nutrition • Sports Psychology

• Safety Management in the Leisure Industry • Business Management • Communications • Work Placement • Planning for Personal Development • Safety Management • Train the Trainer

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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SPORTS THERAPY/PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is aimed at students interested in the area of sports injuries and their treatment. Students will study a range of subjects, with particular emphasis being placed on Anatomy and Physiology and Sports Massage.

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for positions as Physiotherapists Assistants in Irish hospitals. Successful graduates may proceed to a variety of third-level colleges in Ireland and the UK for further study. On successful completion of Year 2 students are eligible to apply for advanced entry to the University of Wolverhampton where they may study for a B.Sc (Hons) Degree in Rehabilitation Studies. Certain exemptions may apply. Graduates of the Sports Therapy Course programme are also eligible to apply for entry to B.Sc in Physiotherapy in the UK.

In Year 1 students must complete a minimum of 10 days work placement in a relevant vocational area. Students in Year 2 are required to attend surgical procedures and complete a dissertation. Throughout the course students will be required to work alongside a variety of sporting organisations as part of their course work

Graduates may also continue their studies to a higher level through the Higher Education Links scheme.

COURSE CONTENT Year 1 FETAC • Anatomy and Physiology • Nutrition • Health Related Fitness • Sports First Aid • Swedish Massage • Word Processing • Aromatherapy • Communications • Work Experience • Team Working

Year 1 ITEC • ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage • ITEC Diploma in Gym Instruction Year 2 FETAC • Physiotherapy Assistant • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology • Research Methods

• Statistics • Physical Therapy • Work Experience Year 2 ITEC • ITEC Diploma in Sports Therapy and Massage • ITEC Diploma in Sports Therapy Equipment • ITEC Diploma in Aromatherapy

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie

School of Healthcare, Sport and Education FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Community and Health Services FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DCHSX Course Duration: 2 Years Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Mature Applicants Additional Requirements: • Biology at Leaving Certificate standard is desirable but not essential

• Garda Vetting Applies Entry Requirements Year 2: • Progression to Year 2 is dependant on successful completion of Year 1


PAGE 124 School of Healthcare, Sport and Education FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Health Service Skills FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DHSSX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Mature Applicants Additional Requirements: • Biology at Leaving Certificate standard is desirable but not essential

• Garda Vetting Applies

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is suitable for students who are considering a career in Occupational Therapy. The course will focus on developing an understanding of impaired mobility and its impact on human occupational performance and ability and the role of occupational therapy in current healthcare services. A minimum of 10 days work placement must be completed in a relevant vocational area. On one day per week students visit and obtain work experience in General Hospitals, Homes for the Elderly, Disability Schools/Homes, Rehabilitation Centres and Respite Care Centres. This practical aspect of the course will give students a good understanding of hospital life and the qualities and characteristics required for a successful career as an Occupational Therapist. Students will develop an

awareness of how to assist the Occupational Therapist in the implementation of therapeutic programmes. Work Experience and assessment is undertaken under the supervision of a qualified Occupational Therapist. During their placement students will develop an understanding of how to plan for and engage the client in self-care activities and examine the components of the occupational therapy process – from assessment through treatment planning and implementation to treatment closing.

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Successful graduates of this course will be eligible to apply for a position as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in Irish Hospitals. Graduates may proceed to a variety of third level colleges in the UK for further study in Occupational Therapy.

COURSE CONTENT • Care Support • Workplace Statutory Policies and Procedures • Infection Prevention and Control • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice

• • • • •

Rehabilitation Support Occupational First Aid Anatomy and Physiology Work Experience Communications

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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OUTDOOR RECREATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Ireland is a leading outdoor activity destination with world class mountain biking trails, nationally recognized loop walks and a fantastic range of outdoor activity businesses. This course builds on the success of the activity based leisure industry to date and offers students the opportunity to gain internationally recognized qualifications.

This course involves practical and theoretical studies to prepare learners for employment or further studies in outdoor pursuits.

It is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and qualifications necessary to gain employment in the outdoor adventure sector of the leisure industry. This course contains a large practical outdoor element which may take place at a number of locations. There will be additional costs involved for specialised training.

Successful students will be in a position to apply for further study to degree level. Students may also be able to gain employment in leisure industry enterprises such as Adventure Centres, Sailing Schools, Leisure and Community Centres, Adventure Travel Companies, and Youth Development Work.

Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Leadership and Safety Orienteering Kayak Instruction Skills Hill Walking Proficiency Adventure Activities

FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Outdoor Recreation FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DOREC Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • Mature Applicants • FETAC Level 4 Major Award

• Garda Vetting Applies

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • •

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Windsurfing Occupational First Aid Business Computing Communications Work Experience

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


PAGE 126 School of Healthcare, Sport and Education FETAC Level 5 Award Title Horsemanship British Horse Society Stages 1,2 FETAC Level 5 Award Code: CHMSX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants

EQUINE STUDIES

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Equine studies is an essential part of the agri-tourism sector. This course focuses on developing student skills in the care and feeding, breeding, and anatomy of horses; horseback riding and horse training; and running horserelated businesses, such as riding schools, stables, and stud farms. The combination of equine and business modules will provide students with an excellent training in stable management, handling and care of horses, horse riding together with internationally recognised qualifications. Student will learn practical and riding a skills as part of their studies.

This course is designed to enable students to secure employment as livery assistant, assistant stable managers, grooms, or any position dealing with horse care.

• Garda Vetting Applies Progression Opportunities at Cavan Institute: • Animal Management

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COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Stable and Yard Routine Equine Anatomy and Physiology Animal Welfare Animal Grooming

• • • •

Safety and Health at Work Sport Horse Riding Communications Work Experience

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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School of Healthcare, Sport and Education Department of Education Institutes of Technology and Universities

Year 2 - FETAC Level 6 Childcare (Childcare Supervisor)

Year 1 - FETAC Level 5 Education and Training

Childcare

Leaving Certificate - Leaving Certificate Applied - FETAC Level 4 - Mature Applicants

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PAGE 128 School of Healthcare, Sport and Education FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Childcare FETAC Level 5 Award Code: DCHSC Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Leaving Certificate Applied • FETAC Level 4 Major Award • Mature Applicants • Childcare Practitioners

• Garda Vetting Applies

CHILDCARE COURSE DESCRIPTION The demand for qualified childcare professionals has increased significantly in recent years. This course offers a comprehensive preparation for a career in childcare, whether working in a day care nursery, crèche, pre-school / after school facility or with families as a professional nanny. Students receive training in practical, social and legal aspects of the profession. There is an emphasis on the integrated nature of working with young children. As part of the course students under take placement in a range of settings. Practical placements include: • Crèches and day nurseries • Playgroups • After school facilities

A qualification in childcare is a requirement for childcare staff under the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE).

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This course will give students a firm foundation in the skills required for employment in the Childcare Sector. Graduates of this course may progress to study for the FETAC Level 6 Major Award in Childcare Supervisor award at Cavan Institute. Students may be eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme to progression to further study at levels 7 and 8.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • • •

Caring for Children (0-6 years) Child Development Early Childhood Education Working in Childcare Work Experience Communications Understanding Children's Behaviour

• • • • •

Computer Studies Arts and Crafts for Childcare Introduction to Montessori Food Preparation First Aid

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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CHILDCARE (CHILDCARE SUPERVISOR) COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course aims to build on and enhance the knowledge and skills of people who have already gained a FETAC level 5 qualification in Childcare and wish to progress to a managerial level. The course has been designed to meet the needs of the growing Childcare provision in Ireland and the new legislation requirements. It will equip the learner with the necessary skills and expertise needed for implementing the new Siolta and Aister frameworks within their settings.

This course will give students a firm foundation in the skills required for employment at a supervisory level in the Childcare Sector. Students may be eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme to progression to further study at levels 7 and 8.

FETAC Level 6 Award Title: Childcare Supervisor FETAC Level 6 Award Code: DCXXX Course Duration: 1 Year Entry Requirements: • FETAC Childcare Level 5 (DCHSC) or equivalent Additional Requirements: Participants must obtain a placement in a registered childcare setting in order to fulfil the requirements for this course

The Siolta quality framework and the Aister curriculum framework are part of the new ECCE one year scheme as set out by the Department of Education for children aged 3-5 years.

• Garda Vetting Applies

COURSE CONTENT • Child Development (Level 6) • Supervision in Childcare (Level 6) • Social and Legal Issues in Childcare (Level 6)

School of Healthcare, Sport and Education

• Early Childhood Programmes (Level 6) • Work Based Programme

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


PAGE 130 School of Healthcare, Sport and Education FETAC Level 5 Award Title: Education & Training FETAC Level 5 Award Code: EETXX Course Duration: 1 Year

EDUCATION

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TRAINING

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROGRESSION/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is designed for those who are interested in developing their skills in training. It aims to develop an understanding of all aspects of education and training, both in the formal and informal sectors. The focus on key theories underpinning education, community development and organisational learning will provide students with practical and theoretical training skills.

Students may be eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme to progression to further study at levels 7 and 8. Further study will enhance the potential to develop a career in teaching/training in adult, further, and continuing education or in private sector training.

Entry Requirements: • Leaving Certificate • Mature Applicants

• Garda Vetting Applies

COURSE CONTENT • • • • •

Education in Ireland Early Childhood Education Train the Trainer Communications Social and Personal Development

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Legal Studies Intercultural Studies Assessment Practice Work Experience Vocational Practice

For progression routes to Institutes of Technology and Universities refer to page 13-14 or consult Information for FETAC applicants at www.cao.ie


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Work Based Learning Cavan Institute is committed to the supporting businesses and industry in the local community through the concept of work based learning. The Institute seeks to work with the employers and employees in the local area, to identify their training needs and thereby enable smaller companies and organisations to access training. The college is a registered FAS Trainer and has experience in working in cooperation with local Skillnets. Cavan Institute and its staff are available to work with local employers, helping them to identify their staff training needs. For further information please contact the Director, Cavan Institute, Cathedral Road, Cavan. Evening and Part-time Courses The School of Lifelong Learning provides an educational service to members of the public who would like to study during on a part-time basis. Learners can take professional development and national recognised courses on a part-time basis at night. Class sizes are small, thus ensuring participants receive more individualised tuition. Quality and a focus on placing the learner at the heart of the learning process are the key principals of the courses on offer. Evening programmes take place typically one evening per week and are usually 2 to 3 hours in duration. All courses are run subject to demand and commence in September and/or January. A full list of proposed courses is published on the Cavan Institute website in the Lifelong Learning/Adult Education section (www.cavaninstitute.ie) Courses can also be designed and tailored made to meet the requirements of businesses, community groups and public bodies. Contact Details Director of Adult Education, School of Lifelong Learning, Cavan Institute, Cathedral Road, Cavan. Tel: 049-4332633 Fax: 049-4361933 Email; adulted@cavaninstitute.ie


Data Protection Co. Cavan VEC is registered as a Data Controller under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. The personal data supplied in the application process is required for the purposes of learner enrolment, registration, administration, learner welfare and to fulfil our other legal obligations. Contact details will also be used to notify you of Institute/VEC events or activities. While the information provided will generally be treated as confidential to Co Cavan VEC, from time to time it may be necessary for us to exchange personal data on a confidential basis, where we are legally obliged to do so, with other bodies including the Department of Education and Skills, Department of Social Protection, An Garda SĂ­ochĂĄna, the Health Service Executive, FETAC and other certifying bodies, or with other colleges/institutes (where the learner is transferring). We rely on applicants to provide us with accurate and complete information and to update us in relation to any change in the information provided. Should you wish to update or access your personal data you should write to the Director at Cavan Institute, Cavan Institute, Cathedral Road, Cavan.

Disclaimer The information provided in this prospectus is intended as a guide for persons seeking admission to Cavan Institute and shall not be deemed to constitute a contract between Cavan Institute and a student or any third party. The information provided in this prospectus is as accurate as possible at the time of going to press, but it is subject to continuing development. Cavan Institute reserves the right to change, modify, limit in size or cancel any course, class or subject grouping. Cavan Institute reserves the right to amend the list of elective subjects being offered for any course. New courses are advertised subject to the approval of the Department of Education and Skills. Cavan Institute expressly reserves the right to refuse any application for admission without being obliged to furnish a reason for so doing. Ann Marie Lacey B.Ed., H.Dip. Ed. Admin., M.Ed.


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