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

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