Presentation on theme: "6 th year Students 2013/2014 Guidance Counsellor: Elaine Moore Tel: 058/41140."— Presentation transcript:
6 th year Students 2013/2014 Guidance Counsellor: Elaine Moore firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 058/41140
Further Education Colleges FETAC Level 5 Apply in November CAO Levels = 6,7 / 8 Opens November 1 st Closes July 1st UCAS (application for all UK colleges) Medicine/Veterinary/Dentistry Must apply before: September 15 th 2013. All other courses: January 15 th 2014 WORK
Levels 4,5,6 = FETAC Waterford College of Further Education. College of Commerce Cork. Kildalton Agricultural College Colaiste Cathal Naofa. The advantage? No Points Apply Directly to College Interviewed in March/April /September
Apply online in November Art Beauty Hairdressing Business Childcare Social Care Engineering Fashion Media Nursing Studies Sports Travel and Tourism Photography Computing Construction Access to Nursing/Social Security/Police Studies Auctioneering Beauty Auctioneering/Estate Agency
November –February May-July # = Restricted Opens in November Closes February # Opens May Closes July 20 spaces 10 x level 8 10 x level 6&7 Level 6 = Certificate Level 7 = Ordinary Degree Level 8= Higher Degree Level 6= Institutes of Technology (mainly) Level 7 = Institutes of Technology (mainly) Level 8= Universities & Institutes of Technology # restricted courses must be applied for before february 1 st i.e voice/dance/art/architecture/medicine.
Who Should Apply? The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a supplementary admissions scheme which offers college places on reduced points to school leavers with disabilities. Applicants whose disability had a significant impact on educational performance in school Applicants who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of disability. Applicants under 23 years as at 1 st January See website below for colleges that accept DARE
Disabilities eligible for consideration Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism ADD/ADHD Blind/Vision Impaired Deaf/Hearing Impaired DCD – Dyspraxia/Dysgraphia Mental Health Conditions Neurological Conditions (Brain Injury, Epilepsy, Speech & Language Disabilities) Significant Ongoing Illness Physical Disability Specific Learning Difficulty ( Dyslexia & Dyscalculia )
I want to apply to DARE. What’s next? 1.Review DARE Application Guide with your parents or guardians. 1.Apply to CAO by 1 February 2014. 1.Complete Section A of the Supplementary Info Form and apply to DARE by 1 March 2014 1.Submit academic reference and evidence of disability to CAO by 1 April 2014.
See website for information www.accesscollege.ie Financial Indicators Income: Your family income falls on or below the HEAR Income Limit. Medical Card: Your family has a Medical Card or GP Visit Card on 31 December. Social Welfare Payment: Family receives a means- tested payment from the Department of Social Protection for at least 26 weeks on previous year. Social/Cultural Indicators: Socio-economic Group: Based on the occupation and employment status of your parent(s) or guardian(s). non-manual workers; semi & unskilled manual workers and agricultural workers. School: Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) scheme run by the Department of Education & Skills. Area: Disadvantaged and social exclusion ; high unemployment and poverty and very few facilities for the community