Training Centre

CDETB

Cherry Orchard Community Training Centre CLG (CTC) is part of the Youthreach provision within the City Of Dublin Education and Training Board and is one of a network of 35 CTCs throughout Ireland.  CTCs are mandated with the provision of community based training for early school leavers and are given the independence to tailor the learning programmes to meet the needs of the local area.

Our CTC, like others, adopts a much different approach to teaching to that used in traditional secondary schools in that each student has a tailored and individualised learning plan. This is in recognition that not all students learn in the same way or at the same pace and these often are two of the reasons given as to why they end up leaving mainstream education in the first place.

 

Many CTCs have a practical learning element to the range of modules they offer. Our Centre offers Equine related learning modules including Stable and Yard Management and Horse Riding. This is in recognition of the long history of horse ownership in the local community and the love that many local people have for horses.  Our experience has been that young people’s outcomes are greater when working with animals compared to those that do not.  This has been proven by recent studies also.

Cherry Orchard Community Training Centre CLG is funded by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB).

This programme is co-funded by the Government of Ireland, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Register Online Course here: https://www.fetchcourses.ie/ using Course Code: 43454

Click on our courses page to see a full list of modules and subjects available at Cherry Orchard Community Training Centre CLG.

Courses

Horse-riding

We offer 2 major QQI awards.  FETAC has been replaced by QQI.  One award is at Level 3 and one at Level 4.  Each of the awards are made up of a number of modules / subjects.  Students are required to take a number of modules which equal or exceed the number of credits required to achieve the full major award.  Click on each of the major awards below to see what minor awards are available and how the credits can be achieved.

QQI LEVEL 3 – MAJOR AWARD – EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

Award code 3M0935; 60 Credits

Mandatory Modules:

Career Preparation // Course code 3N0896; 10 Credits

Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to engage effectively in personal career preparation and planning under supervision

Module Duration: The learner effort required from a typical learner to successfully achieve the stated learning outcomes for the module is one hundred hours.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

1. Identify a range of work and career opportunities in the region 2. Describe what is meant by ‘work’, ‘career’ and the importance of career planning

3. List the key differences between the different types of employee working arrangements to include full time, part time, temporary, contract and casual work

4. Identify sources of information for job vacancies to include work visa requirements, emigration support and Europass

5. Explain the progression opportunities available, access requirements and certification involved for learners on completion of an identified training programme

6. Compile a Curriculum Vitae to include the following headings: Personal Details, Education and Training, Work History and References

7. Describe the qualities of an ideal employee from the perspective of an employer and the qualities of an ideal employer from the perspective of an employee

8. Compile a personal profile by exploring own goals, achievements, interests, hobbies, personal qualities and possible careers

9. Give examples of coping mechanisms for dealing with unemployment, career changes and a new working position in an organisation

10. Demonstrate the skills required to write effective cover letters and to complete various job application forms

11. Write a letter of application in response to a job advertisement 12. Apply the skills of active listening, to include clarifying and following instructions, initiating and maintaining conversations and contributing opinions

13. Apply assertiveness skills appropriately within a supervised environment

14. Participate in employment interviews, both formal and informal, and review own performance

15. Demonstrate the application of communications, safety awareness and quality awareness in a supervised environment

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Application of Number // Course code 3N0928; 5 Credits

Purpose: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to apply mathematical skills to solve mathematical problems. It is designed to provide a basic understanding of some mathematical concepts and their relationships, and to develop a limited range of skills which enable effective functioning in personal life, education and the workplace

The Learning Outcomes are grouped into the following units: 1 Number 2 Measurement and Capacity Learners will be able to:

1 Number 1.1 Explain the concepts of natural numbers (N), integers (Z) and real numbers (R)

1.2 Demonstrate equivalence between common simple fractions, decimals and percentages by conversion

1.3 Use a calculator to perform operations requiring functions such as +, -, ׬ ?, memory keys and the clear key

1.4 Give approximations by using strategies including significant figures and rounding off large natural numbers.

1.5 Demonstrate accuracy of calculation by applying the principal mathematical functions i.e. +, -, /, * natural numbers (N) and integers (Z), common simple fractions, and decimal numbers to two places of decimal. 2 Measurement and Capacity

2.1 Describe shape and space constructs using language appropriate to shape and space to include square, rectangle, circle, cylinder, angles, bisect, radius, parallel, perpendicular

2.2 Draw everyday objects to scale using a range of mathematical instruments

2.3 Calculate the area of a square, rectangle, triangle and circle by applying the correct formula and giving the answer in the correct form

2.4 Calculate the volume of a cylinder by applying the correct formula and giving the answer in the correct form

2.5 Understand simple scaled drawings by working out real distance, location, and direction

2.6 Demonstrate metric measurement skills by using the correct measurement instrument, and vocabulary appropriate to the measurement, to accurately measure length/distance, capacity, weight, time

2.7 Calculate solutions to real life quantitative problems by applying the appropriate mathematical techniques to a variety of everyday situations and discussing the results to include budgets, costings, time, quantity etc

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Communications // Course code 3N0880; 10 Credits

Purpose: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use a range of communication skills in familiar social and work or public contexts in one-to-one or in a small group.

The Learning Outcomes are grouped into the following units: 1 Reading 2 Writing 3 Interpersonal Communications The Learners will be able to:

1 Reading 1.1 Outline a limited range of reading techniques to include scanning, skimming

1.2 Read a limited range of different texts, including work-related, personal and social or community life material, for a variety of purposes, to include identification of bias, genre, key features, learning context, entertainment

1.3 Use a limited range of reading techniques to locate specific information in reference materials and short pieces of text, to include scanning, skimming and reading for more detailed understanding

1.4 Extract the main facts, ideas and opinions from simple written material, to include media articles, information pamphlets, fiction. 2 Writing

2.1 Use drafting, proof reading, spelling and sentence structure that is fit for purpose to include simple instructions, personal and formal correspondence

2.2 Write to support learning to include note and message taking, expressive writing, and learning aids such as learning journal or mind-maps

2.3 Interact with others through a limited range of current electronic and social networking technologies taking appropriate consideration of the benefits and risks of such technologies.

3 Interpersonal Communications 3.1 Interpret common signs, symbols and non-verbal messages to include traffic and road signs, hazard signs, care labels

3.2 Identify the principal factors affecting everyday interpersonal communication, to include effective listening and speaking, body language, social, physical, relational, mood/state of mind, purpose, speech, genre, status

3.3 Use non-verbal signals and visual aids to convey different messages

3.4 Initiate a conversation in different settings to include active listening skills whilst face to face and on the phone, using small talk or ice-breakers, expressing personal opinions, feelings, facts and disagreement

3.5 Narrate observations, events, experience, feedback and procedures using appropriate vocabulary within a small group, to include a story or anecdote, arts or media related issue, a situation of enquiry, local event, conflict or personal concern

3.6 Use questioning techniques for a range of formal or informal purposes, to include learning, and matters of fact, inference, interpretation and fiction

3.7 Use the vocabulary appropriate to a range of public contexts, to include personal health care, working life, financial transactions.

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Computer Literacy // Course code 3N0881; 10 Credits

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with knowledge of the basic concepts of information technology and the skills and competence required to connect and operate a computer correctly.

Module Duration:

100 hours

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

1.  Describe some of the impacts of Information Technology on everyday life.

2. Explain some common concepts and terminology associated with Information Technology.

3. Describe the security considerations including the use of personal data when using computers.

4.  Describe the main computer hardware components and their functions.

5. Connect the basic elements of a computer system together and use the correct procedures to turn the computer on and off.

6.  Use a range of keyboard functions effectively.

7.  Create a file with a computer application.

8.  Perform a range of basic file maintenance procedures on an existing file

9. Demonstrate the application of environmental impact reduction procedures when working in an ICT environment

10. Apply appropriate health, safety and personal hygiene procedures when working in an ICT environment.

11. Demonstrate the application of communications and quality awareness in an ICT environment.

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Optional Modules:

Stable and Yard Routine // Course code 4N3125; 10 Credits

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Digital Media // Course code 3N0552; 10 Credits

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies to use a range of digital media devices, tools and services to enhance their personal, social and economic wellbeing.

Module Duration:

The learning effort required from a typical learner to successfully achieve the stated learning outcomes for the module is 100 (one hundred) hours

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

1.  Operate the basic functions of mobile phones or smart phones

2.     Identify uses of digital media devices in work-related tasks

3.     Operate the basic functions of a digital stills camera

4.     Operate the basic functions of a digital video camera

5.    Operate the basic functions of an audio recorder

6.   Operate the basic functions of a music player

7.   Use available software tools to manage and organise digital media

8.   Maintain digital media equipment in good working order

9.   Demonstrate knowledge of security and safety considerations applicable to digital media

10.   Demonstrate knowledge of data protection guidelines and how to comply with copyright law

11.   Demonstrate safe and responsible digital media communication

12.   Demonstrate how digital media is shared using the internet

13.   Illustrate your concept of social networking

14.   Develop an online social networking profile that incorporates text, digital images, video and audio

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Health and Fitness // Course code 3N0531

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle within a supportive environment.

Module Duration:

The learning effort required from a typical learner to successfully achieve the stated learning outcomes for the module is one hundred hours

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

2.     Demonstrate a knowledge of the safety factors to be considered before starting exercise programmes

3.     List the barriers to be overcome before commencing exercise programmes

4.     Demonstrate an understanding of a healthy lifestyle to include balanced diets, benefits of good eating practices and exercise

5.     Reflect on ones own personal lifestyle, to include maintaining a food and activity log for a period of seven days

6.     Identify the changes that take place both physically and mentally during an exercise programme

7.     Identify the effects of smoking and substance abuse on a healthy lifestyle

8.     Demonstrate a knowledge of stress and its effects on a healthy lifestyle

9.     Demonstrate the components of an exercise programme, including warm up and cool down routines

10.  List local leisure facilities and the activities they provide

11.     Participate in a range of physical activities, including team games and individual sports

12.     Demonstrate the application of communications, safety awareness, quality awareness and teamwork in a health and fitness environment

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Desktop Publishing // Course code 3N0551

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use desktop publishing software to produce a limited range of publications in supervised environment

Module Duration:

The learning effort required from a typical learner to successfully achieve the stated learning outcomes for the module is 100 Hours

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

1. Outline the significance of using desktop publishing applications in terms of their common uses and features

2. Explain rudimentary terminology associated with desktop publishing including, What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) file formats, image formats, page layout, clip art, borders, text wrapping

3. Explain common icons and related functions found for basic desktop publishing

4. Plan the basic design and layout for a variety of publications to include sequencing of tasks, material and resources and timescale

5. Use a desktop publishing application to access new and existing documents

6. Apply edit functions and formatting to publications to enhance the appearance of a publication to include inserting and manipulating images, graphics, text, borders, colour and fonts

7. Prepare a range of publications for hard or soft copy publication to include formatting, proofreading and previewing layout

8. Use a desktop application to create a file by performing all required steps including accessing the application, entering data using the keyboard and mouse, printing the file and storing the file appropriately for subsequent retrieval

9.   Apply appropriate health, safety and personal hygiene procedures when working in an Information and Communications Technology environment

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Functional Maths // Course code 3N0930; 5 Credits

Purpose:

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to recognise situations where mathematics can be used meaningfully in daily life, apply and transfer mathematical processes and concepts appropriate to the situation, interpret and draw conclusions from activity, and communicate conclusions appropriately to others. It is designed to develop skills which enable more effective functioning in personal life, the workplace and as a member of society. Achievement of this award reflects ability to complete tasks and processes under direction with limited autonomy.

The Learning Outcomes are grouped into the following units:

1 Number

2 Algebra

Learners will be able to:

1 Number

1.1 Describe the role and impact of number on daily life

1.2 Describe the concepts of natural numbers (N), integers (Z), rational numbers (Q) and real numbers (R)

1.3 Describe the properties of addition and multiplication

1.4 Describe the concept of number bases and their application in daily life

1.5 Describe the concepts of part-whole, fractions, and decimals

1.6 Demonstrate equivalence between simple fractions, decimals and percentages

1.7 Express simple ratios as fractional ratios e.g. 1:2=1/3:2/3

1.8 Calculate solutions to real life mathematical problems following the correct order of operations when applying the principal arithmetic operations, i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, to natural numbers (N), integers (Z), rational numbers (Q) and real numbers (R)

1.9 Use a calculator to perform operations requiring functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percent, memory keys and the clear key

1.10 Give approximations to real life mathematical problems by using strategies including estimation, significant figures and rounding off large natural numbers

1.11 Solve routine problems from a limited range of meaningful, real life situations by making sense of the situations mathematically, making an initial model of the situation, deciding on appropriate mathematical techniques and tools to use in the situation, applying mathematical techniques, examining patterns, relationships and assumptions and making adjustments to see their effect on the initial model, and discussing and presenting results and conclusions in relation to the situation.

2 Algebra

2.1 Describe the concept of algebra and its similarity to arithmetic

2.2 Describe the properties of linear expressions, linear equalities and linear inequalities

2.3 Write algebraic expressions for familiar real life situations

2.4 Use language appropriate to algebra

2.5 Simplify basic algebraic expressions by applying the principal arithmetic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to algebraic expressions of one or two variables

2.6 Solve simple algebraic equations and inequalities of 1 variable

2.7 Transpose formulae and equations

2.8 Solve simultaneous equations

2.9 Solve routine problems from a limited range of meaningful, real life situations by making sense of the situations mathematically, making an initial model of the situation, deciding on appropriate mathematical techniques and tools to use in the situation, applying mathematical techniques, examining patterns, relationships and assumptions and making adjustments to see their effect on the initial model, and discussing and presenting results and conclusions in relation to the situation.

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The remaining 25 credits can be obtained by using relevant components from level 3 (as above). A Maximum of 10 credits may be used from either Level 2 or 4.

QQI LEVEL 4 – MAJOR AWARD – HORSEMANSHIP

Award code 4M3154; 90 Credits

Mandatory Modules:

Stable and Yard Routine // Course code 4N3125; 20 Credits

Purpose: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to care for and maintain horses under supervision.

Module Duration: 200 hours. Learning Outcomes: By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

1 Explain the various beddings suitable for use with horses and the requirements for the disinfection of stables.

2 Outline the considerations required in relation to management of horses on grass, including the required checks for hazards, 10 common poisonous plants, the dangers of ragwort, the factors that lead to a horse-sick field and the symptoms of common ailments that affect grass-kept horses.

3 Explain the factors that need to be taken into account when feeding and watering horses, including the rules for feeding and watering horses, and the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of watering and different methods of feeding of roughage.

4 Differentiate between foods commonly fed to horses, including concentrates, roughage, succulents, supplements and good, bad or acceptable hay or haylage, including the suitability and effect each has on the horse.

5 Identify the items of the grooming kit and when they should be used. 6 Outline the information required in relation to clipping a horse, including the different types of clip available, timing of clipping and caring for a clipped horse.

7 Explain the functions of the parts of a horse’s foot and when a horse needs the attention of a farrier.

8 Give detailed information in relation to horse health and identification, including classification of horse/pony breeds, coat colours and markings, the points of the horse and location of the main organs, the signs that a horse is lame, sick nursing procedures, signs of colic and how to alleviate colic whilst awaiting a veterinarian.

9 Demonstrate working safely around horses in a field, including approaching, catching, restraining and letting horses go in a field.

10 Prepare a range of feedstuffs commonly fed to horses.

11 Complete a range of different grooming techniques, including a full groom, quartering, set fair and grooming grass-kept horses.

12 Fit and adjust a variety of different rugs and rug fittings, correctly identifying each type and why it would be used.

13 Fit a pair of correctly selected brushing boots to a horse, explaining why they are used.

14 Demonstrate correct application of a tail bandage, including information on why one would be used.

15 Carry out tack maintenance, including disassembling, cleaning and reassembling a saddle and bridle, correctly identifying all parts.

16 Demonstrate the fitting of appropriate tack for riding, including applying a variety of nose bands and martingales.

17 Demonstrate assisting a farrier who is shoeing a horse by restraining the horse, and correctly identifying the tools being used by the farrier and what they are being used for.

18 Check a horse for signs of good and ill health, including taking and recording temperature and identifying if the horse is sound or lame.

19 Differentiate between horses of different levels of condition, explaining how to estimate the weight of a horse.

20 Apply communication skills, team working and safety awareness in an equine environment.

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Optional Modules:

Workplace Safety // Course code 4N1124; 10 Credits

Purpose:

This module provides learners with the skills, knowledge, attitude and competency to work safely, systematically and efficiently, together with safe handling of workplace items, in the modern day workplace and perform practical activities as specified in: health and safety awareness, personal awareness, environmental awareness, housekeeping, documentation, hazard awareness, safety and fire awareness, manual handling, VDUs and workstations and signage.

Module Duration:

100 hours

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

1. State the principal aspects of Health and Safety Awareness and Legislation, responsibilities of employer, employee and safety officials, role of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), general principle of prevention, safety statement, communications and contacting the emergency services.

2. Demonstrate the importance and understanding of personal hygiene, grooming, healthcare, diet and fitness, discuss the effects of medication and substance abuse, together with personal behaviour, first aid and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to minimize accidents.

3. Explain the need to control nuisance pollution found in the workplace. Discuss control measures in relation to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), natural and artificial light, impact of temperature change, confined space, weather conditions, entrance, exits and waste.

4. Discuss the importance of cleanliness in the Workplace. Identify various cleaning chemicals, labels, dilution rates, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), safety measures when working with water. Cross-contamination, colour coding and cleaning pie, bacteria/viruses, correct cleaning techniques and procedures. Investigate various types of cleaning equipment.

5. Identify document types / forms, relevant Workplace safety, policy and procedures, risk assessment, accident or incident report form, content of a safety statement, fire safety check list and hazard identification form.

6. Explain the relationship between risks and hazards, including identification / analysis / assessment / prevention / review, of storage systems, mechanical and electrical equipment. Discuss control risks, lifting equipment, slips, trips and falls, and electrical installations.

7. Explain the importance of correct procedure for fire drills / accidents / emergencies. Carry out a fire evacuation plan. Identify a range of fire types / classes / extinguishers / fire-fighting equipment, including detection / smoke alarms / sprinkler systems. Demonstrate the use of a fire extinguisher and carry out correct procedure for checking smoke alarms.

8. Explain the requirement for Manual Handling awareness, ergonomics, leverage effect, cumulative strain and posture abuse. Describe the functions of the spine and surrounding area, demonstrate a single lift technique, an assisted lift technique. Develop a number of risk assessments. Demonstrate the correct procedure for moving and handling heavy / hazardous / fragile items.

9. Explain the critical factors in association with workstations / VDUs / DSEs / furniture / ergonomics and health in relation to Workplace Safety.

10. Explain signage, their shapes / colour / principles of the safety system of safety signs / information / instruction and geometrics.

(Minimum Credit Value of 30)

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Communications // Course code 4N0689; 15 Credits

Purpose:

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate verbally and non-verbally in routine everyday tasks, and in work-related tasks while under supervision.

Module Duration:

The learning effort required from a typical learner to successfully achieve the stated learning outcomes for the module is 150 hours.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to

1. Explain some impacts of current communications and information technologies on learning activities, social and work life, to include personal computers, digital, mobile and internet technologies.

2. Outline elements of legislation that must be observed in a personal and/or work context, to include health, safety and welfare at work and communications-related legislation.

3. Communicate a range of messages effectively using visual aids and non-verbal communication tools and strategies, to include images, signs, non-verbal aspects of speech, appearance, colour and the surrounding environment.

4. Interpret images, to include work-related photos and diagrams, charts, maps, graphics, advertisements, pop videos, logos and statistical information.

5. Demonstrate listening skills for a range of purposes, to include use of eye contact, seeking clarification, note-taking, summarizing and paraphrasing.

6. Demonstrate a range of reading techniques, to include skimming, scanning, in-depth study, identifying key points, extracting information, and evaluating bias and purpose.

7. Extract the main facts, ideas, issues and opinions from a variety of aural and written sources, to include spoken and written media texts and material relevant to a vocational area.

8. Use drafting, editing and proofreading skills to write routine documents with accurate punctuation, spelling and sentence structure, to include creative material and work-related reports, electronic correspondence, forms, letters, memos and minutes.

9. Interact effectively with others in different contexts, including discussion with peers, one to one, in a group or team, working under supervision, oral presentation, formal interview, and for the purposes of informing and persuading.

10. Plan for clear communication, including contextual factors such as social, physical, relational and genre.

11. Use at least one medium of communications and/or information technology to exchange information with another user.

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Work Experience // Course code 4N1168; 15 Credits

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to participate in the workplace for a limited time, to carry out work-related tasks while under supervision and to apply their learning to plans for the future

Module Duration:

150 hours

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

1. Outline the factors which underpin and influence the labour market and affect local job opportunities

2. Identify the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in a particular work context, to include health, safety and welfare at work, equality and pay-related matters

3. Identify and explore their own personal strengths, talents, goals, values and link to employment opportunities

4. Prepare and compose the relevant material required for applying for work experience, to include a letter of application, CV, application forms, and interview

5. Participate effectively in work experience of two week duration, with appropriate interaction with others and in compliance with the norms and regulations of the place of employment

6. Reflect on the period of work experience and the progress made during the period of Work Experience

7. Explore with confidence future training, education or employment options based on the learning achieved through work experience

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Information Technology Skills // Course code 4N1858; 10 Credits

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to explain a range of information technology concepts and terminology; describe the impact of information technology on personal, working and community life; manage files, folders and directories; navigate specific internet sites; create and manage a personal email account and develop skills in data entry and word processing.

Module Duration:

100 hours

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

1. Explain a range of information technology concepts and terminology to include computer, computer hardware components, system and application software, input devices, output devices, data storage devices, bytes, files, folder/directory, drives, memory, LAN, WAN, and the internet

2. Describe the impact of information technology on personal, working and community life

3. Manage files, folders or directories using a range of common file management features to include create, rename, delete, copy, move, locate and save to a range of drives

4. Access a word processing package to open a file, enter and edit text by inserting and deleting characters, words, sentences and paragraphs. Enhance text using a range of enhancement tools to include bold, underline, italicize, font and font size. Produce an accurate hard copy of a 50-70 word document by proof reading and using spellcheck, save and print features

5. Edit a block of text using a range of editing tools to include move, copy and delete. Format text using a range of format tools to include joining and splitting, line spacing, indentation, justifying and alignment

6. Use a data entry application to enter data using text, alpha, numeric and special characters to a minimum speed of 15 words per minute

7. Use a range of functions in a webmail application to create, reply, cc, bcc, and add attachments to emails

8. Navigate specific internet sites through a browser with specific links identified. Produce a hard copy of specific information located on the internet

9. Manage a personal email account to include inbox, read/unread, deleted items, trash, drafts, and contacts/address book

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Personal and Interpersonal Development // Course code 4N1131; 10 Credits

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Optional Modules (Minimum Credit Value of 15)

Information to come

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Horse Riding // Course code 4N3126; 20 Credits

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to equip the rider with the knowledge, skill and competence to ride an experienced horse in a balanced position in harmony with the horse in an enclosed area.

Module Duration:

200 hours.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

1. Explain the aids for walk, trot and canter, both natural and artificial.

2. Explain basic school movements.

3. Explain transitions and their use.

4. Distinguish the sequence of legs at walk, trot and canter.

5. Lead a tacked-up horse in hand.

6. Check tack for fitting and soundness.

7. Mount and dismount a schoolmaster.

8. Work in closed order with due regard for safety and distances.

9. Adjust stirrups whilst mounted and tighten girth.

10. Demonstrate correct use of reins and whip.

11. Demonstrate correct basic riding position showing balance in all three paces.

12. Demonstrate ability to trot on correct diagonals and to canter on leading leg.

13. Demonstrate use of appropriate aids, both natural and artificial.

14. Ride without stirrups showing balance, security and harmony in walk and trot.

15. Work over trot poles in forward seat.

16. Participate in riding in closed order with due regard for safety.

17. Work responsibly when handling and riding horses, taking account of personal safety, safety of the team and safety of the horses during all skill procedures.

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Functional Maths // Course code 4N2138; 5 Credits

Purpose:The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to recognise situations where mathematics can be used meaningfully in daily life, apply and transfer mathematical processes and concepts appropriate to the situation, interpret and draw conclusions from activity, and communicate conclusions appropriately to others. It is designed to develop skills which enable more effective functioning in personal life, the workplace and as a member of society. Achievement of this award reflects ability to complete tasks and processes independently under supervision.

Learning Outcomes:

Learners will be able to:

1 Explain how mathematics can be used to enable the individual function more effectively as a person and as a citizen

2 Discuss the presence of variables in a range of real life situations

3 Convert from scientific notation to standard form and standard form to scientific notation

4 Use appropriate strategies including estimation and percentage error to give approximations, where numbers are from the set of natural numbers (N) and from the set of integers (Z)

5 Use a calculator with confidence to perform extended calculations, requiring functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percent, square-root, pi, 1/x, scientific notation keys, memory keys and the clear key, while following the conventions of precedence of operations

6 Demonstrate an understanding of the laws of indices and the rules of logarithms by using the laws and rules to simplify expressions, solve equations, and transpose formulae

7 Differentiate between simple interest and compound interest by applying the appropriate given formula to a range of savings and credit options

8 Calculate pay slips using appropriate statutory deductions, gross profit, net profit and loss on goods sold, VAT inclusive and VAT exclusive prices

9 Solve quadratic equations using factors and the quadratic formula

10 Solve algebraic equations including linear equations and linear inequalities of one variable, simultaneous linear equations of two unknowns

11 Construct algebraic expressions and formulae for real life situations using the correct terminology and including rearrangement of formulae

12 Solve problems for a range of familiar and unfamiliar, meaningful, real life situations by mathematising the situations, making an initial model of the situation, deciding on appropriate mathematical techniques and tools to use in the situation, applying mathematical techniques, examining patterns, relationships and assumptions and making adjustments to see their effect on the initial model, and discussing and presenting results and conclusions in relation to the situation

13 Discuss areas where additional mathematical skills could be developed to meet personal needs to enable a more active role in a community, educational or workplace setting.

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Digital Media Technology // Course code 4N1858; Credits

Purpose:

The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use a range of digital media technologies in a supervized environment, and to understand their uses in an organizational context. It is designed to enable progression to further education, training or supervized employment.

Module Duration:

The learning effort required from a typical learner to successfully achieve the stated learning outcomes for the module is 100 hours.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

1. Describe a range of current digital media technologies, and their application in daily life and in an organizational context.

2. Explain the role of digital media technology in a range of organizations.

3. Describe the evolution of digital media technology and the impact it has on the business environment.

4. Outline the pre-production, production and post-production stages involved in the creation of digital media content.

5. Explain how a range of media technologies meet the technology requirements of a variety of familiar organizations.

6. Explain the role of digital media technologies in the creation of an online identity.

7. Use a range of current digital media technologies and applications, to include digital video and audio, social media applications and mobile technologies, to create digital media content.

8. Set up a business page on a social networking website, including using available tools to promote the business and monitor activity.

9. Maintain digital media channels by uploading and updating content, to include audio, video and text.

10. Apply the legal requirements of digital media technology usage, to include copyright law, workplace policies, privacy legislation and other applicable legislation,

11. Create digital media content to meet an organization’s requirements.

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Computer Application // Course code 4N1112; Credits

Purpose:

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use Database, Spreadsheets and Graphics software to create, modify and print a variety of documents for generic computer applications.

Module Duration:

The learning effort required from a typical learner to successfully achieve the stated learning outcomes for the module is 100 hours

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

1. Describe a database structure, explain database and how database systems are used in organisations. Identify the types of data used in databases and state the advantages and disadvantages of using databases.

2. Use basic terminology associated with database use

3. Use database software to create and modify a database structure to include enter and edit data; add, edit and delete records; add new fields to an existing record; save a database

4. Perform basic data operations to include browsing, querying and sorting the database on a single field

5. Identify applications suitable for spreadsheets and describe how it should be structured

6. Use terminology appropriate to spreadsheet software

7. Use spreadsheet software to create a spreadsheet to include entering and editing numeric and character data

8. Modify a spreadsheet by inserting and deleting rows and columns, adjusting column widths and formatting column entries

9. Explain what is meant by loss prevention and detection, demonstrate and explain various patrolling techniques, and outline appropriate on-site cash handling procedures

 

10. Identify applications suitable for graphics software and use terminology appropriate to graphics software

11. Use graphic software to create drawings using clipart, colour, shape size, text and enhance text features

12. Produce a hard copy of drawings that have been modified using shape colour and size

The remaining 10 credits can be obtained by using relevant components from level 4. A Maximum of 10 credits may be used from either Level 3 or 5

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Progression Opportunities

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Further training / college placement

There are many progression opportunities for students when they finish their training at Cherry Orchard Community Training Centre.

Some of the specific Equine related further training options include The Irish Racing Academy ‘RACE’ in The Curragh as well as other popular Equine options such as Pipers Hill, Kildalton, and Grennan’s College.

Ballyfermot College with the Community and Health Services course has been a popular choice; St Kevin’s College, Colaiste Ide and Inchicore College for the Sports Coaching course are also very popular progression choices. Others include Inchicore College for the Disability & Healthcare Support course as well as the Business & Legal Office Skills course. Kylemore College is another popular college, we recently had a trainee enrol in their Music Technology Course.

 Overall there is a wide range of courses and choices available to our learners when they are ready to leave after completing their full QQI (Formerly Fetac) major award and these are not only limited to Equine / Horse related further training options. We continue to work closely with all of the local colleges to build more direct bridging and support links for learners interested in applying to further training centres and PLC courses.

Work Experience / Placement

With the work of our Instructors, Advocate and Management the Training Centre is actively looking at linking with local employers and industry to establish solid work experience and career path links. Recent links created this year with the Equine racing industry through Richard Brabazon and Jim Draper have led to direct work placements for learners over the years along with local work placement options in BelCibo and Global Sysnet, Park West which are very promising links for our learners who will be progressing on.

Previous Work placement Examples:
Learners have also been placed in employment in companies like DHL, Homebase, PETCO, SuperValu, Emmet Construction and The Spa Hotel in Lucan.

Awards

Jodie Cleary a current participant received her incredible first Prize and Trophy in recognition for her Excellent Work Experience project entry as part of the National Career Skills Competition 2019 – The Idea was to do a project about their Work Experience and the skills developed during their placement to be in with a chance to win. Sponsored by McDonalds Ireland, with four distinct competition categories:

  • Transition Year (TY) students 
  • Leaving Certificate (including LCA and LCVP) students 
  • Irish Language – Best entry “as Gaeilge”
  • FET/QQI (Jodie won first prize in this category up against QQI level 5 & 6 first year students while she is studying at level 4 in the CTC)

(From left) Ellen Caulfield (McDonald’s), with staff from Cherry Orchard Community Training Centre, Patricia Williams (Board Member), Marina Cirillo (Work Experience Instructor), Jodie Cleary (1st place FET), Eimear Sinnott (MD at CareersPortal.ie) Jonathan Hussey (CTC Manager)

The Award Ceremony 2019 will took place on May the 8th in the Department of Education & Skills. The winning students, their parents, programme co-ordinators and principals attended the prize giving ceremony. The national co-ordinators from all programmes and the Vice President of the IGC were be in attendance, as were key individuals in the area of guidance, education and industry with the Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan presenting the Awards on the day.

Jodie has recently completed her Horsemanship QQI Level 4 Award with us in Cherryorchard Community Training Centre and will also be progressing on this September gaining a place on the Animal Care/Animal Care Assistant QQI Level 5 Course in Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute.

How to Apply

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Register Online Course here: https://www.fetchcourses.ie/ using Course Code: 43454

Aged less than 18 years:

If you are not already registered with your local Intreo office (DSP) or Obair (Local Employment Service), you can come directly to the Equine Centre and ask to speak with the CTC Manager, Jenny or Audrey about starting in the Community Training Centre (CTC).  They will tell you what forms need to be filled in and help you register with the CDETB for a place with us.  If you are eligible you will be placed on to a waiting list and called when a place becomes available.  If you are eligible, this process usually takes a few weeks.

Aged 18 years or older:

In order to secure a place in the CTC you will have to be referred by your local Intreo office (DSP) or Obair (Local Employment Service).  The process involves seeking a meeting with a case officer in DSP or a mediator in Obair.  You will need to give them the course code so that you can be placed on the waiting list.  If you are eligible you will be placed on our waiting list and called when a place becomes available.  If you are eligible, this process usually takes a few weeks.

The code for Cherry Orchard CTC is BA63J.

For more information to if you need assistance applying, please drop in and ask to speak to any CTC staff members in Cherry Orchard Equine Centre.

Phone: 087 9733821 / 01 6209160

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cherryorchard_ctc/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cherryorchardctc/ 

E-mail: jenny@cherryorchard.ie

To be eligible for a place you must:

– be between 16 and 21
– have finished school or be referred by your school
– want to participate in training and education
– priority will be given to young people who have not completed second level education
– Learners starting the programme may receive a training allowance and a travel allowance depending on distance paid by CDETB

€ 40 Age 16 – 17
€203 If 18 and already receiving Jobseekers Allowance

CTC Board

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Cherry Orchard Community Training Centre CLG. is governed by an independent Board of directors comprised of local residents, representatives from the Local Authority and several others.  The CTC Board operates autonomously to the Board of Cherry Orchard Equine Centre Ltd.  The two companies work collaboratively however in the delivery of the services on offer to young people within the Equine Centre.  The services are delivered seamlessly in an integrated manner.

Cherry Orchard CTC – Board Members:

Dolores O Neill – Chairperson
George Flynn – Secretary
Patricia Williams – Community Representative
Patrick Cullen – Community Representative / Youth Justice Worker

Company details:

Registered Name:  Cherry Orchard Community Training Centre CLG.
Registered Address:  Cherry Orchard Green, Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10
Eircode: D10 XW08

Company Number: 38600