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Useful Websites


This website allows you to complete your CAO application on-line. It also contains the CAO handbook, which is a very useful resource when completing an application. It details aplication dates and other necessary information.


A comprehensive database of all courses within Ireland, entry requirements, points, etc. It is very user friendly with up-to-the-minute information. Qualifax is Ireland’s National Learners’ Database. It is a one-stop shop for learners, providing comprehensive information on further and higher education and training courses. It also targets the adult learner and has a very useful section for parents. It is constantly expanding its information section on education in other countries.


This is a comprehensive career guidance website with sections for second-level, third-level and adult students. It also has a parent information section. There is a detailed work profile section with videos on many different careers.CV, interview and study skills are also detailed. It also provides the facility to do a career self-assessment.


Citizens Information is an Irish eGovernment website provided by the Citizens Information Board.The website provides public service information for Ireland. It is a rich treasury of information from education to finance, grants and a host of other categories essential for the Irish citizen.


The website of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors of Ireland. It provides details of the role and ethics of the career guidance provider and also a list of private practitioners within Ireland.


The International Education Site is a guide to study abroad information, advice and opportunities for students worldwide who are considering studying overseas. It includes university profiles, advice, college search facilities, student profiles
and articles from the leading journals on international education.


The official website for the Irish Defence Forces. This is a superb website for information on army, navy, air corps and overseas service and is well worth a visit. It also gives information on current careers within the Defence Forces.


The National Parents Council post-primary (NPCpp) aims to give parents a voice. The NPCpp has worked for the involvement of parents in the education of their own child or children and to give parents a partnership in the broader education
system. It is a one-stop shop for all things parenting and gives a range of advice from anti-bullying and moving from primary to secondary level to setting up a parents’ organisation.


This is a very clear website which provides advice on how foreign qualifications compare with Irish qualifications. It is the official website of Qualifications Recognition, which is the Irish centre for the academic recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland. It targets the individual applying for a job or undertaking further study in Ireland or the employer recruiting people with foreign qualifications. It also provides a full list of further education providers in Ireland and also FETAC registered providers.


This website is an agency of the Scottish government giving financial support to all eligible students doing a course of higher education in the UK. This website provides information on student funding and allows a student to apply for financial support.


This website has a lot of information and advice on universities and colleges for students considering studying abroad, including college details and articles on international education.


This is an innovative website for students with disabilities giving them in-depth information about access to courses in Ireland and the EU.


This website describes itself as ‘Public Services all in one place’, and it does exactly what it says on the tin. It details everything a person living in the UK needs to know. It has an excellent education and learning section.


Decision Making Tips


Website for graduates


Job descriptions and job prospects


Good occupational database


Studying in the USA

Getting that Job

Gives job seekers access to a huge selection of jobs that are sourced from various internet sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.






For jobs in Engineering, a useful website is Trovit:



Gap Year





Tests You Can Take on Line:




Learning Styles Survey


Starting Your Own Business


Dublin City Enterprise Board


Dept of Trade and Employment

CV and Cover Letters




The following list of Higher Education Colleges has been downloaded from the website of the Central Applications Office www.cao.ie

Code HEI Address Telephone Fax Web-site
AC American College 2 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 (01)676 8939 (01)676 8941 http://www.amcd.ie/
AD National College of Art and Design 100 Thomas St., Dublin 8 (01)636 4200 (01)636 4207 http://www.ncad.ie/
AH All Hallows College Gracepark Road, Dublin 9 (01)837 3745 (01)837 7642 http://www.allhallows.ie/
AL Athlone Institute of Technology Dublin Rd, Athlone (0902)6468000 (0902)6424417 http://www.ait.ie/
AS St. Angela’s College Lough Gill, Sligo (071)9143580 (071)9144585 http://www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie/
BN Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 (01)885 1000 (01)885 1001 http://www.itb.ie/
BY IBAT College Dublin Forster Way, Swords, Co. Dublin (01)807 5055 (01)807 5056 http://www.ibat.ie/
CE Church of Ireland College of Education Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 (01)497 0033 (01)497 0878 http://www.cice.ie/
CI National Counselling and Psychotherapy Institute of Ireland Walton House, National Technological Park, Castletroy, Limerick (061)216288 (061)330459 www.ichas.ie
CK University College Cork (NUI) Western Road, Cork 021 4903571 021 4903233 http://www.ucc.ie/
CM Coláiste Mhuire, Marino Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9 01 8535123 01 8335290 http://www.mie.ie/
CR Cork Institute of Technology Bishopstown, Cork (021)4326100 (021)4346602 http://www.cit.ie/
CW Institute of Technology, Carlow Kilkenny Rd, Carlow 059 9175000 059 9175005 http://www.itcarlow.ie/
DB Dublin Business School & DBS School of Arts 13/14 Angier St., Dublin 2 (01)417 7500 (01)417 7543 http://www.dbs.ie/
DC Dublin City University Glasnevin, Dublin 9 01 7005338 01 7005504 http://www.dcu.ie/
DK Dundalk Institute of Technology Dublin Rd., Dundalk 042-9370200 042-9370201 http://www.dkit.ie/
DL Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire 01-2394600 01-2394700 http://www.iadt.ie/
DN University College Dublin (NUI) Belfield, Dublin 4 01 7161555 01 7161070 http://www.ucd.ie/
DT Dublin Institute of Technology 143-149 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 (01)402 3445 (01)402 3392 http://www.dit.ie/
GA Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Dublin Rd., Galway (091)753161 (091)751107 http://www.gmit.ie/
GC Griffith College South Circular Road, Dublin 8 01 4150400 01 4549265 http://www.gcd.ie/
GF Grafton College of Management Sciences 7 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1 (01)8726597 (01)8726591 http://www.graftoncollege.ie/
GY National University of Ireland, Galway Newcastle, Galway 091 495999 091 495566 http://www.nuigalway.ie/
IC Independent Colleges, Dublin 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 01-6725058 http://www.independentcolleges.ie/
ID ICD Business School 84-89 South Great George`s St, Dublin 2 01 6629386 http://www.icd.ie
LC Limerick Institute of Technology Moylish Park, Limerick (061)208208 (061)208209 http://www.lit.ie/
LM University of Limerick Plassey Technological Park, Limerick (061)202015 (061)334859 http://www.ul.ie/
LY Letterkenny Institute of Technology Port Rd, Letterkenny (074) 9186000 (074) 9186005 http://www.lyit.ie/
MD Mater Dei Institute of Education Clonliffe Rd., Dublin 3 01 8086500 01 8370776 http://www.materdei.ie/
MH National University of Ireland, Maynooth Maynooth, Co. Kildare (01)708 3822 (01)708 4614 http://www.nuim.ie/
MI Mary Immaculate College South Circular Road, Limerick 061 204300 (061)313632 http://www.mic.ul.ie/
MU Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College Maynooth, Co. Kildare (01)708 4772 (01)708 3441 http://www.maynoothcollege.ie/
NC National College of Ireland (NCI) Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1 01-4498500 01-4498562 http://www.ncirl.ie/
PC Carlow College College Street, Carlow 059-9153200 http://www.carlowcollege.ie/
PD St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra Drumcondra, Dublin 9 (01)884 2000 (01)837 6197 http://www.spd.dcu.ie/
RC Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 123 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2 (01)402 2156/2248 (01)402 2451 http://www.rcsi.ie/
SG Institute of Technology, Sligo Ballinode, Sligo (071)9155222 (071)9160475 http://www.itsligo.ie/
SN Shannon College of Hotel Management Shannon Airport, Co. Clare 061 472210 061 475160 http://www.shannoncollege.com/
TA Institute of Technology, Tallaght Tallaght, Dublin 24 (01)404 2000 (01)404 2700 http://www.it-tallaght.ie/
TH St. Patrick’s College,Thurles Thurles, Co. Tipperary (0504)21201 (0504)23735 http://www.stpats.ie/
TI Tipperary Institute Nenagh Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary (0504)28000 (0504)28001 http://www.tippinst.ie/
TL Institute of Technology, Tralee Clash, Tralee (066)7145600 (066)7125711 http://www.ittralee.ie/
TR Trinity College College Green, Dublin 2 01 8964444 01 8722853 http://www.tcd.ie/
WD Waterford Institute of Technology Cork Rd., Waterford (051)302000 (051)378292 http://www.wit.ie/
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