CAO Application Procedures
2014
Introduction
• Important that research of the course
content, basic entry requirements plus any
additional faculty require...
Requirements summary.
• Age 17 on/before 15th Jan year following
entry.
• NUI colleges require Irish, English, Maths,
and ...
Six ways to help choose the
course

• Assess yourself and your interests
i.e. Career Decision Making System,
DATS (abiliti...
Six ways to help choose the
course
• Realistically evaluate options, i.e. to
be a doctor you need to like science,
apprent...
%

Points System

90 – 100
85 – 89
80 – 84
75 – 79
70 – 74
65 – 69
60 – 64
55 – 59
50 – 54
45 – 49
40 – 44

Grade
A1
A2
B1...
L.C.V.P. Points
Result

I.T. Points

University/
D.I.T Points

Distinction
Merit
Pass

70
50
30

70
50
30

All HEI’s award...
Filling the form page 1
• Use block letters and black ink.
• Surname and Christian names should
be identical with those on...
Page 1 - continued
Home Address….Tel No.
Address for correspondence ….same.
Country of birth .. Ireland.
Nationality -- Ir...
Page 1 - continued

• School or schools attended. Latest
first if more than 1.
• Signed and date I.E. 20th Jan 2014.
• If ...
Dare Application

• For individuals with disabilities
including Specific learning
difficulties, most HEIs have reserved
a ...
Dare Application

• Section A – completed online which
indicates nature of your disability,
supports received at 2nd level...
Dare Application
Section C – (a) Evidence of physical
disability, give Consultant’s report,
(b) Evidence of learning
diffi...
Dare Application
• Disability/Specific Learning Difficulty
(Medical, Physical or SLD requiring
reader, audio etc) Tick box...
Hear Applications

• Higher Education Access Route,
• To support applicants from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgroun...
Hear Applications
• Assessment is based on meeting the
following criteria:
• Total family income below HEAR threshold
and ...
Hear Applications

• In order to be considered for the HEAR
scheme applicants must:
• Complete relevant section online by ...
New Award System
The National Qualifications
Framework
Irish Awarding Bodies

• The Further Education and Training Awards Coun

• FETAC makes awards for learning in
programmes i...
Irish Awarding Bodies
• The State Examinations Commission (SEC)
SEC makes awards for Junior Certificate
and Leaving Certif...
• An Bord Altranais
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
Law Society of Ireland
Council of the Honourable Society of King’s
I...
Award System
Levels relevant to CAO
• Level 6 = Higher Certificate
• Level 7 = Pass Degree
• Level 8 = Honours Degree.
Level Choices
• Choose Max 10 Level 8 courses plus
10 level 7/6 courses.
• State your course choices in order of
genuine p...
Ladder System
Level 8

Pr
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Course Code

Level 7 & Level 6

Pr
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Course Code
Codes and levels

• Make sure you have correct course
code and course reference. (Research
Handbook).
• Do not mix level o...
Ladder
• Do not include any course you have
not researched thoroughly. It is a
common mistake and may cause upset
in Augus...
Moving up the ladder
• In the 2nd or 3rd round offers it is
possible you may be offered a course
of a higher preference.
•...
Closing Dates
• The closing date is 5.15pm Feb 1st.
• Online discount up to January 20th €25
• Essential that all restrict...
Late Applications
• Late applications accepted up to 1st
May 2014 subject to restrictions i.e
restricted courses, research...
Fees
Online application
Normal online
Late online

Fee Euro
Closing Date
40 (25, Jan 20) 1st Feb 2014 5.15pm
1st May 2014 ...
Paper or online only
No Application by Fax.
• No Change of mind application by Fax.
• C.A.O. only accept a single applicat...
Payment
• Pay the application fee by using the
application fee payment form part
one stamped by Bank or by credit
card/deb...
Register and photocopy
• Register posted applications
for proof of postage. Certificate of
postage at back of handbook.
• ...
Acknowledgement
• By Feb 15th you will be notified of
your CAO application number and a
statement of courses. Keep record ...
Change of mind
• Courses maybe changed from May 5th
up to the 1st July of exam year.
• If changes are being made on one or...
Confirmation of application
record
• NB. Check this record against your
retained photocopy. Online use ‘My
Application’ fa...
Acceptance
• After Leaving Certificate Results on
August 13th the First Round Offers
will be made on August 18th
• If you ...
Acceptance
• This offer will expire unless accepted
by offer closing date- Usually 7 Days
• If you do not receive notifica...
2

nd

Round offers

A second round of offers will be
issued on August 27th with closing
date of Sept 3rd
• The process of...
Cancellations
• With cancellations you may be offered one
of your higher preference choices.
• On offer of your higher pre...
Deferred Entry
• If an applicant is offered a place it maybe
possible to defer entry to the course for
one year.
• Do not ...
Letter to admissions office
• The letter must arrive in the
admissions office at least 2 days
before the reply date shown ...
Taking up a deferral
• You must re-apply in the succeeding
year through CAO
• Pay appropriate fee
• State deferred course ...
Colleges offering Deferred
Entry
• The following allow deferred entry.
• U.C.C. U.C.D. T.C.D. D.C.U. N.U.I.G.
U.L. D.I.T. ...
Vacant Places
• If after all offers have been made, and
Vacant places exist, they will be advertised
on the CAO website, p...
Medicine
• NUIG, 2HC’s 1 science, 3rd language in
6 yrs and 2 sciences in 5 yrs.
• Max LC pts adjusted is 560 pts, Max
HPA...
Medicine

• HPAT tests on 1st March 2014 only
• HPAT results can be used for 1 yr
• Test centres Dublin, Cork, Galway,
Sli...
Nursing
•
•
•
•
•
•

Requirements Irish or English
Maths
Lab Science
3 other subjects.
Grade C3 in 2 higher level
Grade D3...
Private Colleges
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Require Fees, approx €4,500 - €6000
American College,
Galway Business School
Griff...
Private Colleges

• Points will be lower in the Colleges due to
fee payment.
• Courses accredited by HETAC & FETAC
are in ...
The UK Option

• Log on to the UCAS (Universities and
Colleges Admissions Service) website
www.ucas.co.uk and use the ‘App...
The UK Option

• You can apply for up to 5 different
courses/institutions (only 4 for Med., Vet.,
Dent., etc)
• UCAS forwa...
The UK Option
• Offers based on number of UCAS Points
HIGHER

ORDINARY

UCAS Points

A1

90

A2

77

B1

71

B2

64

B3

5...
The UK Option

• Irish students get same treatment as UK
students
• England & Wales – Fees up to €9,000 p.a.
N.I. £3,575 p...
Personal Statement
• Explain experience and life in relation
to application
• Final secondary level results
• Post seconda...
Sports Scholarships
• A wide variety of sports are recognised
across the various institutions for the
awarding of scholars...
The PLC Option
• PLC courses are a flexible option
– Prepare students for the world of work
– Stepping stone to transfer t...
The PLC Option
• Progression from Further to Higher
operates in 2 main ways;
– (1) HELS- Higher Education Links
Scheme lin...
You can apply again next
year if not successful this
time
• You can apply as a mature student at
age 23
• You can apply to...
Mature Application
• Over 23 on 1st Jan 2014
• Must apply before 1st Feb 2014
• Some accept late applications but not
nurs...
Mature Application
•
•
•
•
•

Contact HEI admissions office,
Tick special category,
Tick mature student,
Include PPS no D....
Useful Websites

• www.cao.ie & www.ucas.co.uk
- Appplication Services
• www.qualifax.ie
– Comprehensive info. on all CAO ...
Other Non CAO Opportunities
• Apply directly to the Following:
• Gardai, Defense Forces, Montessori
Training, Music Drama ...
In conclusion………
• Do your research:
–
–
–
–

On yourself
On courses
On colleges
On careers

• Consult with parents, teach...
The World is your Oyster
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CAO presentation November 2013 St. Finian's Community College

  1. 1. CAO Application Procedures 2014
  2. 2. Introduction • Important that research of the course content, basic entry requirements plus any additional faculty requirements that may be required by the College is done prior to application • Be familiar with the career opportunities available from the course. • Ask how suitable are the subjects for you and your career plans.
  3. 3. Requirements summary. • Age 17 on/before 15th Jan year following entry. • NUI colleges require Irish, English, Maths, and a third Language except Nursing, Engineering, Science • www. ireland.com/education or qualifax.ie • Points calculated on 1 sitting only and the 6 highest scoring subjects.
  4. 4. Six ways to help choose the course • Assess yourself and your interests i.e. Career Decision Making System, DATS (abilities), learning style, (educational) • Research, prospectus, career directions, Library, www.qualifax.ie • What careers appeal to you? i.e. people, technical, practical, office, science, enterprise.
  5. 5. Six ways to help choose the course • Realistically evaluate options, i.e. to be a doctor you need to like science, apprenticeships –practical, action. • Select on basis of research and selfevaluation. • What do you hope to gain from going to college, are you going for the right reasons and making informed choices?
  6. 6. % Points System 90 – 100 85 – 89 80 – 84 75 – 79 70 – 74 65 – 69 60 – 64 55 – 59 50 – 54 45 – 49 40 – 44 Grade A1 A2 B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 D3 Higher Ordinary 100 90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 60 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 Foundation Maths 20 15 10 5 25 Bonus points for Grades A1-D3 in Higher Level maths.
  7. 7. L.C.V.P. Points Result I.T. Points University/ D.I.T Points Distinction Merit Pass 70 50 30 70 50 30 All HEI’s award points for LCVP in place of a sixth subject but not all HEI’s count LCVP as meeting eligibility requirements in regard to passing subjects.
  8. 8. Filling the form page 1 • Use block letters and black ink. • Surname and Christian names should be identical with those on your birth certificate. No need for birth cert. • Title ….option. State male or female. • Date of birth is essential. i.e. 09/07/1993.
  9. 9. Page 1 - continued Home Address….Tel No. Address for correspondence ….same. Country of birth .. Ireland. Nationality -- Irish ….Irish exemption if outside Ireland. • Mobile phone and email. • • • •
  10. 10. Page 1 - continued • School or schools attended. Latest first if more than 1. • Signed and date I.E. 20th Jan 2014. • If first time Leaving Certificate tick box of ’10’.
  11. 11. Dare Application • For individuals with disabilities including Specific learning difficulties, most HEIs have reserved a small number of places at lower points entry provided minimum course requirements are met. • Apply online, 1st Feb. • Indicate disability online • Access college with lesser points with some assistance in mentoring and study skills, etc. • A Supplementary Information Form
  12. 12. Dare Application • Section A – completed online which indicates nature of your disability, supports received at 2nd level, supports likely to be needed at 3rd level and a personal statement indicating how you perceive your disability impacts on your education. • Section B - Academic Reference (download it and give it to Special Needs Teacher, Guidance Counsellor or Principal)
  13. 13. Dare Application Section C – (a) Evidence of physical disability, give Consultant’s report, (b) Evidence of learning difficulty, Give Psycho-educational assessment from a qualified Psychologist within the past 3 years. If outdated must pay for current one. Note: ensure your name and CAO number is on all documents, keep photocopies and proof of postage.
  14. 14. Dare Application • Disability/Specific Learning Difficulty (Medical, Physical or SLD requiring reader, audio etc) Tick box • Must then complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) Section A – complete online yourself Section B – completed by Principal & Guidance Counsellor Section C – a completed psycho-educational assessment from a qualified Psychologist in place of section C • Section A completed online by the 1st February and Sections B & C submitted to CAO by 1st April
  15. 15. Hear Applications • Higher Education Access Route, • To support applicants from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, certain HEIs have reserved a small number of places at lower points entry provided minimum course requirements met. • Financial/academic/personal support given. • Apply online 1st Feb • Indicate if you want to be considered for the HEAR scheme on page 1 of CAO form and complete the section providing information re family income, employment,
  16. 16. Hear Applications • Assessment is based on meeting the following criteria: • Total family income below HEAR threshold and any two of the following: • Possession of a medical card • Receiving means tested social assistance • From socio-economic group underrepresented in higher education • Attending a 2nd level DEIS school. • Living in area of rural/urban disadvantage
  17. 17. Hear Applications • In order to be considered for the HEAR scheme applicants must: • Complete relevant section online by Feb 1 st • Submit relevant evidence of family financial circumstances by April 1st • All documentation submitted must have your CAO and PPS number • No late documents accepted • Assessment results in late June • Accept CAO & HEAR offers in August • Attend mandatory Orientation Programme in August • Further details on www.accesscollege.ie. • Advice Clinic at DIT 11th Jan 2014 10-2pm
  18. 18. New Award System The National Qualifications Framework
  19. 19. Irish Awarding Bodies • The Further Education and Training Awards Coun • FETAC makes awards for learning in programmes in training centres, in further education colleges, in the community and in the workplace. • The Higher Education and Training Awards Counc • HETAC is the qualifications awarding body for higher education and training in Ireland outside the university sector, making awards for learning in a wide range of institutions, including the Institutes of
  20. 20. Irish Awarding Bodies • The State Examinations Commission (SEC) SEC makes awards for Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate. • The Irish universities and the Dublin Institute of Technology make awards for programmes provided under their own aegis, and for some programmes provided in other institutions. The universities are: UL, DCU, TCD, UCD, UCC, NUIG & NUIM
  21. 21. • An Bord Altranais Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Law Society of Ireland Council of the Honourable Society of King’s Inns Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland National Social Work Qualifications Board Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Director of Telecommunications Regulation Irish Aviation Authority Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
  22. 22. Award System Levels relevant to CAO • Level 6 = Higher Certificate • Level 7 = Pass Degree • Level 8 = Honours Degree.
  23. 23. Level Choices • Choose Max 10 Level 8 courses plus 10 level 7/6 courses. • State your course choices in order of genuine preference and career plans and not on points. • Courses are awarded in order of preference provided you have the points necessary.
  24. 24. Ladder System Level 8 Pr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Course Code Level 7 & Level 6 Pr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Course Code
  25. 25. Codes and levels • Make sure you have correct course code and course reference. (Research Handbook). • Do not mix level of courses • Fill in the course you most want as No. 1, your genuine preference, and 2nd preference as No. 2 and so on to choice No. 10 • Do not base you choices on points.
  26. 26. Ladder • Do not include any course you have not researched thoroughly. It is a common mistake and may cause upset in August when offers are issued. • If you are given your 5th choice then all preferences below that are no longer considered.
  27. 27. Moving up the ladder • In the 2nd or 3rd round offers it is possible you may be offered a course of a higher preference. • If no special category applies write ‘No’ in box.
  28. 28. Closing Dates • The closing date is 5.15pm Feb 1st. • Online discount up to January 20th €25 • Essential that all restricted courses (R) (eg Art, Music, Medicine) are included at this time as they cannot be introduced later with the “change of mind forms” i.e. Portfolios in Art Music Design. • The closing date for “change of mind forms” is 1st July.
  29. 29. Late Applications • Late applications accepted up to 1st May 2014 subject to restrictions i.e restricted courses, research page 4 of handbook
  30. 30. Fees Online application Normal online Late online Fee Euro Closing Date 40 (25, Jan 20) 1st Feb 2014 5.15pm 1st May 2014 5.15pm 50 Paper Application Late application 40 80 1st Feb 2014 5.15pm Change of mind Nil 1st July 2014 5.15pm Normal application 1st May 2014 5.15pm
  31. 31. Paper or online only No Application by Fax. • No Change of mind application by Fax. • C.A.O. only accept a single application. • You cannot apply on line and on paper.
  32. 32. Payment • Pay the application fee by using the application fee payment form part one stamped by Bank or by credit card/debit card(Laser) online • Attach part one of the fee payment form to your application. • Enclose the acknowledgement card (stamped) and address card in block letters.
  33. 33. Register and photocopy • Register posted applications for proof of postage. Certificate of postage at back of handbook. • Photocopy page 2 as record of courses applied for or enter choices on back page of handbook. • Sign and Date applications.
  34. 34. Acknowledgement • By Feb 15th you will be notified of your CAO application number and a statement of courses. Keep record of this number. • If not received by Feb 15th write to C.A.O before Feb 19th at latest. • By the end of May you will be sent a statement of the Application Record as final acknowledgement. • If you have not received the Statement by June 1st contact the CAO immediately by letter
  35. 35. Change of mind • Courses maybe changed from May 5th up to the 1st July of exam year. • If changes are being made on one or both lists then the full list must be completed. • With change of mind form you cancel previous choices.
  36. 36. Confirmation of application record • NB. Check this record against your retained photocopy. Online use ‘My Application’ facility • With record statement you will receive a “change of mind form” to register a change of course choice.
  37. 37. Acceptance • After Leaving Certificate Results on August 13th the First Round Offers will be made on August 18th • If you are given an offer on both lists you can accept 1 offer only online or by post – closing date August 25th. • Each applicant will be offered a place in the highest of his/her course preferences, in respect to each of the two lists of courses.
  38. 38. Acceptance • This offer will expire unless accepted by offer closing date- Usually 7 Days • If you do not receive notification within 3 days of the ‘Reply Date’ then contact the CAO immediately. You can also check if your acceptance received online.
  39. 39. 2 nd Round offers A second round of offers will be issued on August 27th with closing date of Sept 3rd • The process of offers continues until all available places offered • Whether you applied/accepted or not you can still apply for Available or Vacant places that HEIs offer through the CAO later in the process
  40. 40. Cancellations • With cancellations you may be offered one of your higher preference choices. • On offer of your higher preference choice, your lower preferences are no longer considered. • However if you already accepted an offer and don’t want a higher preference then you can keep your original offer
  41. 41. Deferred Entry • If an applicant is offered a place it maybe possible to defer entry to the course for one year. • Do not accept the offer in the manner shown on the offer notice. • Write to the admissions office, within the allowed timeframe, of the College with your request and conditions. • Write DEFERRED ENTRY on the envelope. • Attach part C of the offer notice to the letter.
  42. 42. Letter to admissions office • The letter must arrive in the admissions office at least 2 days before the reply date shown on the offer notice. • Write to the admissions office of college not to the C.A.O. • Short time given so be diligent. • Enquiries at offer time by email to help@cao.ie
  43. 43. Taking up a deferral • You must re-apply in the succeeding year through CAO • Pay appropriate fee • State deferred course as the only preference on application • If the deferral is not granted then you may accept the offer for the current year
  44. 44. Colleges offering Deferred Entry • The following allow deferred entry. • U.C.C. U.C.D. T.C.D. D.C.U. N.U.I.G. U.L. D.I.T. NUI Maynooth, • Institutes of Technology. It is strongly recommended that at the time of offer you write seeking deferral rather than telephone. • The Institute will communicate the result.
  45. 45. Vacant Places • If after all offers have been made, and Vacant places exist, they will be advertised on the CAO website, persons who have not applied already may make a vacant place application on payment of a fee - €40 online. • Address C.A.O. Tower House, Eglington Street, Galway. Tel 091 509800. Fax 091 562344. www.cao.ie Vacant places advertised
  46. 46. Medicine • NUIG, 2HC’s 1 science, 3rd language in 6 yrs and 2 sciences in 5 yrs. • Max LC pts adjusted is 560 pts, Max HPAT score is 300, Total 860pts, • Min HPAT = 170 pts, Test 2.30 hrs, • Apply online for HPAT, cost €115 • www.hpat-ireland.acer.edu.au
  47. 47. Medicine • HPAT tests on 1st March 2014 only • HPAT results can be used for 1 yr • Test centres Dublin, Cork, Galway, Sligo and Waterford • HPAT registration Mid Nov to January, apply directly to ACER at www.hpat-ireland.acer.edu.au to sit the HPAT as well as applying to CAO • HPAT results in June. • HPAT + LC in Aug.
  48. 48. Nursing • • • • • • Requirements Irish or English Maths Lab Science 3 other subjects. Grade C3 in 2 higher level Grade D3 in in 4 ordinary level.
  49. 49. Private Colleges • • • • • • • • • • • Require Fees, approx €4,500 - €6000 American College, Galway Business School Griffith College, National Counselling College Portobello College, St Pats Thurles Dublin Business School IBAT Swords Institute Grafton college of Mgt Independent colleges Dublin
  50. 50. Private Colleges • Points will be lower in the Colleges due to fee payment. • Courses accredited by HETAC & FETAC are in the CAO handbook but these colleges also offer many other options validated by Universities in the UK for which you apply directly to the college. • Most are located in Dublin City centre • They offer flexibility by providing progression routes for students who initially sign up for a level 6 or 7 and they can then progress to a level 8 honours degree in Ireland or the UK.
  51. 51. The UK Option • Log on to the UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) website www.ucas.co.uk and use the ‘Apply’ application service • Closing date is January 15th (except for Medicine, Veterinary Science/Medicine and Dentistry, which have the earlier closing date of October 15th) • Apply through your school and include a Reference from a teacher and a Personal Statement • Widest Choice/Best Value -Fees Payable but bursaries/scholarships/grants /loans
  52. 52. The UK Option • You can apply for up to 5 different courses/institutions (only 4 for Med., Vet., Dent., etc) • UCAS forwards each application to the various institutions to make a decision on it • Decisions forwarded to UCAS who then forward them to applicants • Can be: (a) Unconditional Offer (already has results to satisfy course demands), (b) a Conditional Offer (pending results), or (c) a Rejection, usually at end of March. • If more than 2 conditional offers are received you can make 1 firm acceptance and 1 insurance acceptance
  53. 53. The UK Option • Offers based on number of UCAS Points HIGHER ORDINARY UCAS Points A1 90 A2 77 B1 71 B2 64 B3 58 C1 52 C2 45 C3 A1 D1 39 33 D2 A2 26 D3 B1 20 B2 14 B3 7
  54. 54. The UK Option • Irish students get same treatment as UK students • England & Wales – Fees up to €9,000 p.a. N.I. £3,575 p.a. Tuition Fee Loan available which is payable when earning > €15k • Scotland – No fees for Irish students • Same grants available from Irish government if studying in UK • Most UK institutions offer Bursaries based on income or Scholarships which can be based on any criteria.
  55. 55. Personal Statement • Explain experience and life in relation to application • Final secondary level results • Post secondary qualifications • Current Studies • Non- certificate courses, Voluntary work, • Employment, hobbies/interests
  56. 56. Sports Scholarships • A wide variety of sports are recognised across the various institutions for the awarding of scholarships. • Students benefit from funding, access to top-class facilities, nutrition advice, coaching and other supports. • Apply to CAO in normal way and make a separate, direct application to the college(s) of choice for a scholarship. • Deadlines for application vary, check college websites frequently!
  57. 57. The PLC Option • PLC courses are a flexible option – Prepare students for the world of work – Stepping stone to transfer to 3rd level • Interview based and not CAO points • More than 1000 courses through local VECs – 30,000 places and very broad selection from acting to zoology etc • Usually 1 year in duration, sometimes 2 years, offered at FETAC level 5 & 6.
  58. 58. The PLC Option • Progression from Further to Higher operates in 2 main ways; – (1) HELS- Higher Education Links Scheme links specific courses to reserved higher education places, e.g. Nursing, childcare, engineering – (2) ITs and some HEIs award LC points up to a max of 400 on an open competition basis. ‘Distinctions to Points’ • Research preferred course, check colleges for links/reserved places and then decide on which PLC suits you.
  59. 59. You can apply again next year if not successful this time • You can apply as a mature student at age 23 • You can apply to The Open University and still work • Take evening qualifications • Take a PLC course
  60. 60. Mature Application • Over 23 on 1st Jan 2014 • Must apply before 1st Feb 2014 • Some accept late applications but not nursing and midwifery • Direct application to some HEI’S listed on page 6 of handbook
  61. 61. Mature Application • • • • • Contact HEI admissions office, Tick special category, Tick mature student, Include PPS no D.O.B. Wait for interview call
  62. 62. Useful Websites • www.cao.ie & www.ucas.co.uk - Appplication Services • www.qualifax.ie – Comprehensive info. on all CAO courses – Points Calculator/Grants Calculator etc • www.cereersportal.ie • Self-assessment, explore careers, video interviews in the workplace, labour market trends, career matching/planning • www.accesscollege.ie • HEAR and DARE programmes • www.susi.ie – Grants
  63. 63. Other Non CAO Opportunities • Apply directly to the Following: • Gardai, Defense Forces, Montessori Training, Music Drama & Performing Arts, Hairdressing & Beauty, Failte Ireland, Childcare Colleges, Royal Irish Academy, Law Society of Ireland, Irish Management Institute, Art Craft & Design, Accounting Business Law & Journalism, Alternative Medicine, Independent Colleges and FAS.
  64. 64. In conclusion……… • Do your research: – – – – On yourself On courses On colleges On careers • Consult with parents, teachers etc • Be 90% sure of your courses before 1st Feb 2012. Make minor changes, if any by 1st July 2012 • GENUINE ORDER OF PREFERENCE !!!!!!
  65. 65. The World is your Oyster

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