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Qualifax:
A User’s
Guide
3 0
In Unit 7 You Will
Learn
• About Qualifax.ie
• How to use it well
This class is best done
in a computer room
What is it?
Data Base for all third level courses
All PLC
All Part time courses
Search Engine
Reference site
P.30
What can it do for me?
Help me find the
best course to
study.
P.30
How?
1. Providing information to
help me make a good
course choice.
2. Having a Tagged Course
facility.
3. Having a Career...
www.qualifax.ie
First things first
Make sure to remember your password
Register
Then go to search all courses
Search Options
just
PLC
Post-
grad
Part-
time
CAO
Course Provider
(name of institution)
Keywords/Course
Title Course (general)
Qualification
e.g. NFQ Level 8
Where?
Institu...
Search Criteria
Attendance Options
Restricted Entry
Course Code
Career Area e.g
Business Outdoor
Creative People
Office Pr...
Fill in from Top Down
More
filled in
means
less
courses
but
more
specific
Less
filled in
means
more
courses
less
specific
A Quick Run Through
Defining Search Criteria By Key Word
“Science” typed in
Click search
List of all 1084
Science
Courses in
Ireland!!!!!
Click on course
title
All basic course information you need:
Narrow your
search criteria by
“Course Type”
Too many courses to look at?
You may be more interested in PLC Science
Select PLC Post Leaving Cert
All PLC Science courses in Ireland
Compare
Options
Tag Options
The Comparing Courses Feature
Select
up to 3
courses
Then click
compare
The Tagging Courses Feature
Click tag if
you are
interested
in a course
Looking at Tagged Courses
Click “Find Tagged
Courses” see them
all together
Your Tagged Courses
The Points Calculator Feature
In Useful Tools
Choose the
old or new
CAO points
system
The Points Calculator Feature
Predict your
grades and
let the site
calculate
your
possible
CAO points
Interest Assessment Feature
Will help you find your
career area e.g
Business Outdoor
Creative People
Office Practical
Scie...
Your Results
Save it
You now have CAO points
and Career Interest for
your course search!!
The Career Events Feature
Great to find
when the
the open days
you want
to go to
Visit www.qualifax.ie
Spend time online look at different search options.
Build your profile and tagged courses.
Speak to ...
Click image for a Qualifax
Quiz on Kahoot.
In Unit 7 You
Learned
• About Qualifax.ie
• How to use it well
This class is best done
in a computer room
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  1. 1. Qualifax: A User’s Guide 3 0
  2. 2. In Unit 7 You Will Learn • About Qualifax.ie • How to use it well This class is best done in a computer room
  3. 3. What is it? Data Base for all third level courses All PLC All Part time courses Search Engine Reference site P.30
  4. 4. What can it do for me? Help me find the best course to study. P.30
  5. 5. How? 1. Providing information to help me make a good course choice. 2. Having a Tagged Course facility. 3. Having a Career Event calendar. 4. Helping you predict your CAO points. P.30
  6. 6. www.qualifax.ie
  7. 7. First things first
  8. 8. Make sure to remember your password Register
  9. 9. Then go to search all courses
  10. 10. Search Options just PLC Post- grad Part- time CAO
  11. 11. Course Provider (name of institution) Keywords/Course Title Course (general) Qualification e.g. NFQ Level 8 Where? Institution Type e.g. Uni or Youthreach Points? Search Criteria:
  12. 12. Search Criteria Attendance Options Restricted Entry Course Code Career Area e.g Business Outdoor Creative People Office Practical Scientific
  13. 13. Fill in from Top Down More filled in means less courses but more specific Less filled in means more courses less specific
  14. 14. A Quick Run Through
  15. 15. Defining Search Criteria By Key Word
  16. 16. “Science” typed in Click search
  17. 17. List of all 1084 Science Courses in Ireland!!!!! Click on course title
  18. 18. All basic course information you need:
  19. 19. Narrow your search criteria by “Course Type” Too many courses to look at?
  20. 20. You may be more interested in PLC Science Select PLC Post Leaving Cert
  21. 21. All PLC Science courses in Ireland Compare Options Tag Options
  22. 22. The Comparing Courses Feature Select up to 3 courses Then click compare
  23. 23. The Tagging Courses Feature Click tag if you are interested in a course
  24. 24. Looking at Tagged Courses Click “Find Tagged Courses” see them all together
  25. 25. Your Tagged Courses
  26. 26. The Points Calculator Feature In Useful Tools Choose the old or new CAO points system
  27. 27. The Points Calculator Feature Predict your grades and let the site calculate your possible CAO points
  28. 28. Interest Assessment Feature Will help you find your career area e.g Business Outdoor Creative People Office Practical Scientific Found in Useful Tools
  29. 29. Your Results Save it
  30. 30. You now have CAO points and Career Interest for your course search!!
  31. 31. The Career Events Feature Great to find when the the open days you want to go to
  32. 32. Visit www.qualifax.ie Spend time online look at different search options. Build your profile and tagged courses. Speak to your guidance counsellor. How Can You Find Out More? P.30
  33. 33. Click image for a Qualifax Quiz on Kahoot.
  34. 34. In Unit 7 You Learned • About Qualifax.ie • How to use it well This class is best done in a computer room

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