Career Guidance Resources

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CAO Information

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions Ms Burke has recorded presentations for students and their parents in lieu of the traditional CAO Information Night we would hold in school.

How to apply to the CAO

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The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR):

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The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE):

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An introduction

This presentation includes:

  • Advice for parents of an exam year student
  • A timeline of Leaving Certificate deadlines

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Part One- Job Seeking and Further Education

This presentation covers the following topics:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Traineeships
  • Job-Seeking Skills
  • State Jobs
  • Teagasc Courses
  • Post Leaving Certificate Courses

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Part Two- Higher Level Education

This Presentation covers the following topics:

  • UCAS- Third Level in the UK
  • Study in Europe
  • The CAO System- Third level in Ireland
  • The HEAR scheme (Higher Education Access Route)
  • The DARE scheme (Disability Accesss Route to Education)
  • Financial Considerations at Third level and SUSI grants

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Career Guidance Resources

Additional resources are available for students in the areas of stress management and study skill, wellbeing and careers using the following careers department links:

Stress Management and Study Skills:

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Wellbeing:

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Careers Resources:

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Useful Careers Resources

Job Seeking and Apprenticeships Factsheet

Post Leaving Certificate Courses Factsheet

CAO, UCAS, EUNICAS (Third level) Factsheet

Grants, Funding and Accommodation Factsheet

Choosing a Career Factsheet

CAO Handbook 2021

SUSI Guide 2021

SUSI Videos


Applying to the CAO

Mapping your Future by the CAO

The CAO offers process by the CAO


Useful websites:

www.cao.ie

www.qualifax.ie

www.careersportal.ie


HEAR and DARE

HEAR-Handbook-2021

DARE-Handbook-2021

How to Apply to HEAR Video

How to apply to DARE video

DARE & HEAR Promotional Video


Useful websites:

www.accesscollege.ie

Useful websites for SUSI Grants

www.susi.ie

To check your eligibility for a grant go to https://susi.ie/eligibility-reckoner-app/index.html

Keywords: Career Guidance, CAO, College, SUSI Grant

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