Cavan Institute

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Cavan Institute
Institiúid an Chabháin
Former name
Cavan College of Further Studies
PrincipalAnn Marie Lacey
Students1,400 (Full Time)
600 (Part Time)[1]
Cavan, County Cavan
AffiliationsFETAC, QQI, IATI, IT Sligo

Cavan Institute (previously Cavan College of Further Studies) is a third level college located in the town of Cavan in the Republic of Ireland.[2] The college's main campus is located on Cathedral Road, with other sites at Drumalee, in the town centre, and at the former Army Barracks, which was recently purchased by County Cavan VEC. In 2006 the Institute became a registered provider of Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) Courses.

The college offers FETAC awards to all students, with some courses also offering Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) awards.


It has numerous courses on offer in its five schools, including:

  • Accounting Technician
  • Business & Humanities
  • Healthcare, Sport & Education
  • Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing
  • Computing, Engineering & Science
  • Design, Performing Arts & Services

The majority of students are Cavan locals, with a large proportion of other students coming from Leitrim, Roscommon, Monaghan, Meath and Westmeath.

Courses offered are accredited by the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC),[3] Comité International d’Esthetique et de Cosmetologie (CIDESCO), International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC), International Academy of Travel (IAOT), Institute of Public Administration (IPA) and Cisco Systems.

Links to Institutes of Technology[]

The Cavan Institute has a number of Memoranda of Understanding with Institutes of Technology. Students can do year 1 of a BSc Level 7 course with IT Sligo, at the Cavan Institute, also year 1 of the BSc and BSc in Computing at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, year 1 of the level 6 of both Business and Applied Social Studies and Social Care with Athlone Institute of Technology and Years 1 and 2 of QQI Level 8 BA in Early Childhood Studies with the School of Lifelong Learning at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

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See also[]


  1. ^ Cavan Institute
  2. ^ Cavan Institute Cavan-Monaghan Education and Training Board
  3. ^ Ireland - Cavan Institute

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