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1 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte 6 th Year Options Presentation available on school website Look under “Latest News”

2 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Possible options after Leaving Certificate University/Institute of Technology (CAO) University/Institute of Technology (CAO) Post Leaving Certificate Courses Post Leaving Certificate Courses Training Courses/ Apprenticeships Training Courses/ Apprenticeships Private College (Griffith…) Private College (Griffith…) University abroad (U.K., Hungary…) University abroad (U.K., Hungary…) Gap Year Gap Year Employment Employment Unemployment Unemployment Repeat! Repeat!

3 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte How a student chooses a course Interests Aptitude/Ability Geography Cost Entry Requirements Duration Other influences

4 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte

5 National Framework of Qualifications The single, nationally and internationally accepted entity, through which all learning achievements may be measured and related to each other in a coherent way and which defines the relationship between all education and training awards

6 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Purpose of National Framework Standardise existing qualifications Standardise existing qualifications Allow greater movement from one level to the next – LADDER SYSTEM Allow greater movement from one level to the next – LADDER SYSTEM Recognise that not all students will progress through the points system Recognise that not all students will progress through the points system Provide a fair and consistent and transparent system for students Provide a fair and consistent and transparent system for students

7 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Getting a place on a course If Number Applying = Number of Places If Number Applying = Number of Places every applicant gets a place If Number Applying < Number of Places If Number Applying < Number of Places every applicant gets a place every applicant gets a place If Number Applying > Number of Places If Number Applying > Number of Places not every applicant gets a place SOME FORM OF SELECTION MUST BE USED SOME FORM OF SELECTION MUST BE USED

8 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Selection Most PLC’s (Post Leaving Certificate Colleges) and training programmes select applicants on the basis of an interview, and portfolio where appropriate Most PLC’s (Post Leaving Certificate Colleges) and training programmes select applicants on the basis of an interview, and portfolio where appropriate HEI’s (Higher Education Institutes, e.g. Universities and Institutes of Technology) process their applications through a central body called the CAO (Central Applications Office) HEI’s (Higher Education Institutes, e.g. Universities and Institutes of Technology) process their applications through a central body called the CAO (Central Applications Office)

9 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Application to CAO Applications to all courses in the CAO system are made through a single application form, either online or paper Applications to all courses in the CAO system are made through a single application form, either online or paper Students can chose up to 10 level 8 courses (higher degrees) and up to 10 level 6/7 courses (higher certificate/ordinary degree) Students can chose up to 10 level 8 courses (higher degrees) and up to 10 level 6/7 courses (higher certificate/ordinary degree) Places are allocated on the basis of merit – results counted from best 6 subjects Places are allocated on the basis of merit – results counted from best 6 subjects

10 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Some Exceptions Most Art and Music based courses use an additional form of selection such as portfolio or practical exam. Usually combined with Leaving Certificate results. Most Art and Music based courses use an additional form of selection such as portfolio or practical exam. Usually combined with Leaving Certificate results. Entry to Medicine: Students applying for Medicine must register for HPAT from early November to mid January (€115), and complete HPAT on 28/2/15. Results of this test are combined with Leaving Certificate points (must be at least 480). Entry to Medicine will be based on combined score. Students will be informed of results late June. Entry to Medicine: Students applying for Medicine must register for HPAT from early November to mid January (€115), and complete HPAT on 28/2/15. Results of this test are combined with Leaving Certificate points (must be at least 480). Entry to Medicine will be based on combined score. Students will be informed of results late June. Check and for further details.

11 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte CAO All fees are Non-refundableFee Closing Date Normal application (online or paper) €40 1 Feb 2015 Online discounted rate €25 20 Jan 2015 Late online application (no restricted courses) €50 1 May 2015 Late paper application (no restricted courses) €80 1 May 2015 Change of mind (no restricted courses) Nil From 5 th May to 1st July 2015

12 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Calculating Points Leaving Certificate Grade Points for Higher Level subject Points for Ordinary Level subject A A29050 B18545 B28040 B37535 C17030 C26525 C36020 D15515 D25010 D Bonus Points for Higher Level Maths if Maths being counted for points purposes

13 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte How many points? CAO lists all applicants in order of merit (based on how many points they achieve) CAO lists all applicants in order of merit (based on how many points they achieve) If there are 60 places on a course, the CAO will offer a place to the first 60 who have chosen the course on their CAO form If there are 60 places on a course, the CAO will offer a place to the first 60 who have chosen the course on their CAO form The points of the 60 th applicant will be the cut off points of the course The points of the 60 th applicant will be the cut off points of the course

14 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Random numbers CAO give each applicant a random number when they send in their application CAO give each applicant a random number when they send in their application If there are students with the same points then they are put in order based on their random number If there are students with the same points then they are put in order based on their random number This is used when not everyone with a certain number of points gets onto a course This is used when not everyone with a certain number of points gets onto a course Students with highest random numbers get offered the place Students with highest random numbers get offered the place

15 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Order of Preference Level 8 Level 8 Important to place courses in genuine order of preference What you want – not what you think you may get If offered your 1 st choice you will never get offered any other choices Pref Course Code

16 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Before Applying Read college literature on chosen courses Read college literature on chosen courses Check Check  Course content  General entry requirements  Specific entry requirements  Fees covered by Free Fees initiative Read CAO handbook Read CAO handbook

17 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Online Application Preferred method of application Preferred method of application Enables you to avoid errors Enables you to avoid errors Cost €25 by 20 th January, €40 by 1 st February Cost €25 by 20 th January, €40 by 1 st February Payment Payment Credit/Debit Card Credit/Debit Card Acknowledgement by and/or printing Receipt of online Application option Acknowledgement by and/or printing Receipt of online Application option RESPONSIBILITY – applicants tick box to state their legal and moral responsibility for application RESPONSIBILITY – applicants tick box to state their legal and moral responsibility for application

18 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Paper Application – Avoid if Possible Block capitals Block capitals Accurate codes – much more difficult to get this wrong online Accurate codes – much more difficult to get this wrong online CAO recommends applicants photocopy application form as evidence of choices prior to posting CAO recommends applicants photocopy application form as evidence of choices prior to posting Application form Application form Obtain certificate of postage Obtain certificate of postage Cost €40 by 1 st February Cost €40 by 1 st February RESPONSIBILITY – Signature of Candidate – they are morally and legally responsible for the information given RESPONSIBILITY – Signature of Candidate – they are morally and legally responsible for the information given

19 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte HEAR - Higher Education Access Route For under represented groups in society, universities have HEAR scheme. Students tick box online on CAO form and need to fill an additional form online by 1 st February 2015 and post required financial details to CAO office by 1 st April 2015 For under represented groups in society, universities have HEAR scheme. Students tick box online on CAO form and need to fill an additional form online by 1 st February 2015 and post required financial details to CAO office by 1 st April provides detailed information and support provides detailed information and support Each Institute of Technology has its own ACCESS scheme, contact IT directly. Each Institute of Technology has its own ACCESS scheme, contact IT directly. CIT Access Officer: Deirdre Creedon Tel:

20 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte DARE – Disability Access Route to Education DARE is for school leavers who have the ability to succeed in higher education but who may not meet the points for their course due to the impact of their disability. Students tick box online on CAO form and need to fill an additional form online by 1 st March 2015 and post academic reference and evidence of disability to CAO office by 1 st April 2015 DARE is for school leavers who have the ability to succeed in higher education but who may not meet the points for their course due to the impact of their disability. Students tick box online on CAO form and need to fill an additional form online by 1 st March 2015 and post academic reference and evidence of disability to CAO office by 1 st April provides information and support provides information and support Most IT’s operate their own Disability Support Service, so a student should make direct contact with the college if hoping to avail of that support Most IT’s operate their own Disability Support Service, so a student should make direct contact with the college if hoping to avail of that support

21 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte After Submitting Application Confirmation sent if applying online Confirmation sent if applying online Statement of Course Choices is sent to paper applicants by 15 th February Statement of Course Choices is sent to paper applicants by 15 th February Check Codes carefully – particularly for restricted application courses (courses with additional forms of selection) Check Codes carefully – particularly for restricted application courses (courses with additional forms of selection) Other errors may wait until May for Change of Mind Other errors may wait until May for Change of Mind

22 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Change of Mind Change of course choices between 5th November and 31 st January if applying online Change of course choices between 5th November and 31 st January if applying online All applicants can use Change of Mind facility between 5 th May and 1 st July All applicants can use Change of Mind facility between 5 th May and 1 st July Submission of Change of Mind form either online or paper cancels and supersedes previous course choices Submission of Change of Mind form either online or paper cancels and supersedes previous course choices Record new course choices Record new course choices CAUTION CAUTION

23 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Offer of Places Sent by Post or available online at expected to be available 17 th August Sent by Post or available online at expected to be available 17 th Augustwww.cao.ie Be at Correspondence Address – failure to deal with an offer properly and on time may result in a loss of place Be at Correspondence Address – failure to deal with an offer properly and on time may result in a loss of place Offers made to successful applicants, notices sent to others Offers made to successful applicants, notices sent to others Level 8 and Level 6/7 offers issued independently and simultaneously Level 8 and Level 6/7 offers issued independently and simultaneously Follow instructions on Offer Notice Follow instructions on Offer Notice Offer lapses unless received by 5.15p.m. on Reply Date on Offer Notice Offer lapses unless received by 5.15p.m. on Reply Date on Offer Notice

24 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Offer Procedures Successive acceptances cancel and supersede previous ones Successive acceptances cancel and supersede previous ones Offered a place in the highest course preference to which she is entitled Offered a place in the highest course preference to which she is entitled May be made an offer on a higher preference course (if one becomes available) but not for a lower preference course than that already offered May be made an offer on a higher preference course (if one becomes available) but not for a lower preference course than that already offered Not necessary to accept an offer to be considered for a higher preference Not necessary to accept an offer to be considered for a higher preference NO GUARANTEE that a higher offer will be made NO GUARANTEE that a higher offer will be made Not obliged to accept subsequent offers. Retain original offer by ignoring subsequent offers. Not obliged to accept subsequent offers. Retain original offer by ignoring subsequent offers.

25 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte After the Offer Notice Always contact the CAO if in doubt Always contact the CAO if in doubt Ph Ph Website Website Or make an appointment with Guidance Counsellor in immediate days after offers Or make an appointment with Guidance Counsellor in immediate days after offers Acknowledgement of Acceptances are sent within five days of Reply Date. If not, contact the CAO immediately Acknowledgement of Acceptances are sent within five days of Reply Date. If not, contact the CAO immediately Registration – expect to hear from HEI within 10 days of reply date for acceptance of offer Registration – expect to hear from HEI within 10 days of reply date for acceptance of offer

26 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Vacant Places Advertised on CAO website Advertised on CAO website Non CAO applicants may apply Non CAO applicants may apply Existing CAO applicants quote CAO application number Existing CAO applicants quote CAO application number Minimum entry requirements must be met Minimum entry requirements must be met Acceptance of Vacant Place offer cancels and supersedes previous acceptances Acceptance of Vacant Place offer cancels and supersedes previous acceptances

27 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Points to Consider Work out GENUINE order of preference based on what you want and not on what you think you’ll get Work out GENUINE order of preference based on what you want and not on what you think you’ll get Carefully consider First Preference – if you get it no further offers will be made Carefully consider First Preference – if you get it no further offers will be made Remember the change of mind facility exists up to the 1 st of July – take care that changes are not an overreaction to perceived underperformance in the Leaving Certificate Exams Remember the change of mind facility exists up to the 1 st of July – take care that changes are not an overreaction to perceived underperformance in the Leaving Certificate Exams

28 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Other options after Leaving Certificate Post Leaving Cert Courses Post Leaving Cert Courses UCAS UCAS Defence Forces Defence Forces Gardaí Gardaí Failte Ireland Failte Ireland SOLAS – Courses and Apprenticeships Civil Service Teagasc Direct Employment – National Press, recruitment agencies

29 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Post Leaving Certificate Courses Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses, mostly accredited by FETAC, are designed to prepare students for Direct Employment or act as a pathway to Higher Education Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses, mostly accredited by FETAC, are designed to prepare students for Direct Employment or act as a pathway to Higher Education Each college has its own application system and closing dates Each college has its own application system and closing dates Students need 5 passes in LC, sometimes specific subjects needed Students need 5 passes in LC, sometimes specific subjects needed Students are expected to have an understanding of the area possibly from work experience Students are expected to have an understanding of the area possibly from work experience Contact colleges for up-to-date prospectus and application forms Contact colleges for up-to-date prospectus and application forms Apply early to avoid disappointment – before Christmas for St. Johns College and Colaiste Stiofan Naofa Apply early to avoid disappointment – before Christmas for St. Johns College and Colaiste Stiofan Naofa Some courses (e.g. Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Animal Care, Nursing Studies) are very competitive Some courses (e.g. Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Animal Care, Nursing Studies) are very competitive

30 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Colleges offering PLC courses College of Commerce, Morrisions Island, CorkTel: (021) College of Commerce, Morrisions Island, CorkTel: (021) Colaiste Stiofan Naofa, Tramore Road, CorkTel: (021) Colaiste Stiofan Naofa, Tramore Road, CorkTel: (021) St. Johns Central College, Sawmill St., CorkTel: (021) St. Johns Central College, Sawmill St., CorkTel: (021) Griffith College, 9/11 St. Patricks Hill, CorkTel: (021) Griffith College, 9/11 St. Patricks Hill, CorkTel: (021) (Independent College – tax relief available on fees) Rossa College, Skibbereen (Art, Sport & Rec.)Tel: (028) Rossa College, Skibbereen (Art, Sport & Rec.)Tel: (028) Kinsale Further Education Centre, Kinsale Kinsale Further Education Centre, Kinsale (Art, Hotel& Catering, Outdoor Education, Theatre)Tel: (021) St. Brogans College, Bandon (Business Studies, Computers, Childcare) St. Brogans College, Bandon (Business Studies, Computers, Childcare) Tel: (023) Clonakilty Community College, Clonakilty (Business Studies, Clonakilty Community College, Clonakilty (Business Studies, Computers, Hairdressing, Hotel&Catering, Teleservices)Tel: (023) Cobh community College (Business Studies, Computers)Tel: (021) Cobh community College (Business Studies, Computers)Tel: (021) Maria Immaculata College, Dunmanway (Computers)Tel: (023) Maria Immaculata College, Dunmanway (Computers)Tel: (023) Kinsale Community School (Businesss Studies, Computers) Kinsale Community School (Businesss Studies, Computers) Tel: (021)

31 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte UCAS – UK Colleges UCAS Application to include Personal Statement and School Academic Reference UCAS Application to include Personal Statement and School Academic Reference Closing date 15 th October for Dentistry, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine and for Oxford and Cambridge Universities Closing date 15 th October for Dentistry, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine and for Oxford and Cambridge Universities Students applying for Medicine or Dentistry must complete an aptitude test. Register on Closing date 15 th January for all other courses Closing date 15 th January for all other courses

32 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Fees in UK colleges Scotland: Students can currently apply to Student AA Scotland for their tuition fees to be paid Scotland: Students can currently apply to Student AA Scotland for their tuition fees to be paid England & Northern Ireland: Students pay academic fees (approx €10,000) each year of their course, but can apply for student loans England & Northern Ireland: Students pay academic fees (approx €10,000) each year of their course, but can apply for student loans Wales: Students pay academic fees (approx €10,000) but can claim grant of approx €5,000 from Welsh Assembly Wales: Students pay academic fees (approx €10,000) but can claim grant of approx €5,000 from Welsh Assembly Students can apply to NHS for means tested fees bursary for most healthcare courses Students can apply to NHS for means tested fees bursary for most healthcare courses

33 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Defence & Security Public Sector Recruitment Embargo has affected this sector Public Sector Recruitment Embargo has affected this sector Defence Forces – Offer Cadetships (Army, Air Corps, Navy, Equitation) and Apprenticeships. See Defence Forces – Offer Cadetships (Army, Air Corps, Navy, Equitation) and Apprenticeships. See Gardaí – See for information on selection criteria. Students must have their leaving certificate results to apply. Need 5 passes in LC and pass written, physical and medical examinations. Gardaí – See for information on selection criteria. Students must have their leaving certificate results to apply. Need 5 passes in LC and pass written, physical and medical examinations.

34 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Failte Ireland (CERT) Failte Ireland (www.failteireland.ie) is the National Tourism Development Authority Failte Ireland (www.failteireland.ie) is the National Tourism Development Authoritywww.failteireland.ie Courses with internationally recognised qualifications are available including Professional Cookery, Tourism Skills, Hospitality Skills, Bar Skills, Hotel Reception and Travel Agency Courses with internationally recognised qualifications are available including Professional Cookery, Tourism Skills, Hospitality Skills, Bar Skills, Hotel Reception and Travel Agency Craft Level – run in Post Leaving Cert Colleges Craft Level – run in Post Leaving Cert Colleges Management Level – apply through CAO, Private College or Hotel offering in-house programme Management Level – apply through CAO, Private College or Hotel offering in-house programme Apply preferably before the 1 st February Apply preferably before the 1 st February

35 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte SOLAS Apprentice How to become an Apprentice How to become an Apprentice Obtain a job as an apprentice with a suitable employer who can offer an apprenticeship in the chosen occupation The employer must register you with SOLAS within two weeks of the start of your apprenticeship Check for further details

36 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte TEAGASC Some courses through the CAO including Horticulture and Agri-Business Some courses through the CAO including Horticulture and Agri-Business Most courses are applied for directly to the college in question e.g. Darrara, Clonakilty, including the Vocational Certificate in Agriculture Most courses are applied for directly to the college in question e.g. Darrara, Clonakilty, including the Vocational Certificate in Agriculture Closing Date 1 st June for direct application courses Closing Date 1 st June for direct application courses

37 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Education Grants - Eligibility Age – applicants should be at least 17 by Jan 1 st 2014, with the exception of PLC grant where applicants should be at least 16 Age – applicants should be at least 17 by Jan 1 st 2014, with the exception of PLC grant where applicants should be at least 16 Residence – applicants should to the awarding body for the area in which her parents were resident on October 1 st 2013 Residence – applicants should to the awarding body for the area in which her parents were resident on October 1 st 2013 Nationality – must hold EU nationality or have official refugee status Nationality – must hold EU nationality or have official refugee status Means – Grants are subject to a means test based on the reckonable income (year ended 31 st Dec 2013) Means – Grants are subject to a means test based on the reckonable income (year ended 31 st Dec 2013)

38 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Grant Applications provides good information provides good information All grant applications are now through a central online system called SUSI All grant applications are now through a central online system called SUSI This can be accessed from the student finance website or by going to This can be accessed from the student finance website or by going to The student finance website has information about the grants scheme, and also information about other financial support which may be available The student finance website has information about the grants scheme, and also information about other financial support which may be available

39 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Income Limits for Standard Grant 2013 Please check for eligibility Number of Dependent Children Full Maintenance and Full Fees Part Maintenance (75%) and Full Fees Part Maintenance (50%) and Full Fees Part Maintenance (25%) and Full Fees Less than 4 €39,874€40,970€43,380€45, €43,810€45,025€47,670€50,325 8 or more €47,575€48,890€51,760€54,630 Where 2 children are in college limits go up by €4,815, and limits increase in €4,815 increments for each successive child in college.

40 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Value of Grants Non-Adjacent Rate Adjacent Rate (less than 15miles) Full Maintenance €3,025€1,215 Part Maintenance (75%) €2,270€910 Part Maintenance (50%) €1,515€605 Part Maintenance (25%) €755€305

41 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Financial Considerations Monthly Cost of Living Away from HomeEuro € Books €70 Accommodation€480 Light/Heat/Power€60 Food€240 Clothes, laundry, etc…€45 Local Travel€80 Social Life, other travel, miscellaneous€140 Total per month€1,115 €8,920 Yearly Total (8 months)€8,920 Source: DCU Student Affairs

42 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte Good Sources of Information This is an excellent source of information for all college course Good general information, especially on Labour Market An Irish version of careers portal – a way of combining career research and improve Irish vocabulary

43 Coláiste Na Toirbhirte What we can do to help Allow/Encourage the dream Allow/Encourage the dream Facilitate Research Facilitate Research Informed Choice Informed Choice Discourage Paid work Discourage Paid work Help and Support in their studies Help and Support in their studies Encourage short breaks from study to improve concentration Encourage short breaks from study to improve concentration Leaving Certificate is similar to marathon – very important that students pace themselves to be at peak in June Leaving Certificate is similar to marathon – very important that students pace themselves to be at peak in June Ultimately decisions made are students own and they need to take responsibility for their future Ultimately decisions made are students own and they need to take responsibility for their future

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