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:
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
|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/|