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HOLY ROSARY COLLEGE. CAREER GUIDANCE PRESENTATION 2013/14. OVERVIEW. Further Education Programmes Higher Education Courses Apprenticeships Grants HEAR DARE. Further Education. FETAC (PLC) Teagasc Fáilte Ireland Apprenticeships Private Colleges Gardaí/Army etc. FETAC Courses. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation



  • OVERVIEWFurther Education ProgrammesHigher Education CoursesApprenticeshipsGrantsHEARDARE

  • Further EducationFETAC (PLC)TeagascFilte IrelandApprenticeshipsPrivate CollegesGarda/Army etc

  • FETAC CoursesEnhance job prospects/practical Provides an alternative into 3rd levelUp to 400 points can be obtained to gain entry to most ITs for most courses (check prospectuses)Linked Scheme for some HEI courses eg Nursing Studies linked to Nursing Degrees, Business Studies linked to B.Commerce etc. Reserved places for FETAC students.1/2year fulltime programmeAvailable in 2nd level schools & FE Colleges Wide range IT, Childcare, Secretarial, Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing etc

  • Cont.FETAC CertificationNo fees (apart from registration fees)Eligible for grant, subject to means test.Apply directly to school/college as early as possible ie February/March.Early interviews ie GTI

  • TEAGASCHandbookCert in farmingCert in horse productionCert in pig production etc..Courses in forestry, butter & cheese makingCourses in commercial horticultureApply directly to the college/Teagasc/CAO

  • FAILTE IRELANDRecognised worldwide.Bar Management; Professional Cookery; Travel Agency etcTravelwww.picktourism.ieClosing date Feb.1stApply to CAO

  • APPRENTICESHIPSOver 165 Ds in J. CertFind employment-must be registered with FS7 phases on the job, off the

  • PRIVATE COLLEGESFee payingOffers an alternative to CAO collegesMontessori, Beauty Therapy, Interior Design etcSome provide scholarships

  • GardaAll information on www.garda.ieConsider college courses which might increase recruitment chances when recruiting re-commences.

  • The Defence ForcesAll information on www.military.ieCadetshipsGeneral EnlistmentApprentiships

  • HIGHER EDUCATIONUCAS-application now in progressCAO-www.cao.ieEastern Europe

  • Level 6,7&8 CoursesLevel 6 = Higher Cert 2 YearsLevel 7 = Ordinary Degree 3 YearsLevel 8 = Honours Degree 3/4 YearsNB Progression Route

  • Progression RouteLadder System Institutes of Technology

  • MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTSITs 5 passes at O.L. including Eng/Ir & Maths (Foundation Level Maths accepted in some cases) for Level 6 & 7 courses ( plus minimum points in some colleges eg. GMIT 140 points)Universities & ITs 2 H.L Cs and passes in 4 others for Level 8 courses(some changes for 2014 ie UCC)TCD.min of 3 HL Cs and pass 3 othersNUI Colleges-as above & Irish, English and a 3rd language (exceptions apply).Maths is not required for all courses (check prospectuses).

  • Cont.Some universities are quite specific about requirements.NB check v carefully Foundation level Maths accepted in many colleges, but not for courses where Maths is a requirement ie EngineeringLCVP can be counted for points, but not always as a subject requirement for matriculation purposes.

  • SPECIFIC COURSE REQUIREMENTSMinimum requirements & specific requirements in some cases eg. Primary School Teaching- HC3 in Irish & Engineering in Unis-HC3 in Maths & a Science subject.All details on requirements on Maths Exam ie NUIG, NUI Maynooth.

  • NUI CollegesNUIGUCCUCDNUI MaynoothRCSIShannon College of Hotel ManagementLinked- NCAD; St. Angelas

  • RESTRICTED COURSESCourses that require more than just points (This is indicated on CAO Handbook)Art-portfolioMusic-assessmentMedicine- HPATSpecific dates March/April, on Career notice-board, CAO website, HEI websites

  • MedicineMin.480 points; must achieve required subjects & points in same sitting of LCComplete HPAT-Ireland aptitude test early Nov.--Jan 20Test Sat March 1st 2014Combine LC & Aptitude results

  • Medicine cont.Must apply to CAO before HPATRestricted entry, NB Feb 1st deadlineGraduate entry2.1 in primary degreeApprox.12,000-13,000 per annumVet. medicine-graduate entry-UCD

  • Medicine contFrom 2014, you must sit the HPAT the same year as you apply for Medicine, with the exception of last years students.All details on points and combination of points etc on website.

  • POINTSBased on competition for placesCan go up/downBest 6 subjects from one L. Cert. sittingBonus Points HL Maths(D3-A1= +25points)New Courses.points will not be known until after the LC and points depend on demand.

  • CAO APPLICATIONOn-line discounted rate 25-Jan 20thDeadline Feb 1st 5.15pm-40Online application is available from Nov.5 201310 Level 8 options, 10 Level 6 & 7optionsNB* Order of genuine preference!!!!!!!!!!!!May get offered 2 placesNB* 3rd,4th,5th choices.

  • Cont..Read CAO instructions very carefully. Correct Personal Details crucial. Correct Course Codes/CAO HANDBOOK 2014 ONLY!Check for changes to the CAO HANBOOK 2014. Also Alert Lists.

    Power point presentation on Mapping Your Future. CAO Online Application Walkthrough; Demo.Use My Application on-line facility

  • CONT..Cert of postageRestricted coursesIf you apply by paper application, you must contact CAO for Application Fee Payment FormNB check statement sent out in MayNB* YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

  • STATEMENT OF COURSE CHOICESPaper applicants should receive statement by Feb.15th, omissions can be added or make changes- 10 fee. On-line applicants will not get a statement until May, will receive CAO no. on-line and changes can be made up to March 1st (10 euro)Only make changes if you need to add a restricted course.Check that course choices are correctMay need to return an amended statementUse CAO no. for any correspondence

  • CHANGE OF MINDAll applicants receive a statement before the end of May .Can change your mind on-line or by paper from May 5th approx. until July 1stNo feeCannot add restricted courses at this stage..exceptions.

  • OFFER OF PLACESBy postOn-lineRound 1- week after L. Cert. ResultsRound 2-early Sept.After Round 2 if vacancies still availableAccept on line or by post, NOT BOTH, within specified time limitVacant places.

  • DEFERRED ENTRYMust seek agreement of HEINot guaranteedCheck in advance with Admissions OfficeDo not accept the offerWrite to Admissions Office. Pg.5 CAO HandbookFollowing year, reapply putting the deferred course as the ONLY PREFERENCECan re-apply as normal if you change your mind

  • Grants, Access Programmes etcGrant info. Also calculator.Student contribution fee is 2,750. Grant may cover this.Scholarships-academic-depends on LC resultsSports Scholarships-apply to college


    HEAR/Socio-economic access route: 3 INDICATORS/Why apply?/How to apply?/Key Dates 1st Feb & 1st April/Workbooks in Career Office or download from website. Advice Clinic Jan 11 2014

    DARE/Disability access route/Psychological reports dated after Feb.1st 2011/Why apply?/How to apply?/Key Dates, as above. Advice Clinic Jan 11 2014

    OTHERS, eg. GMIT; Sligo IT Breaking The Mould/apply directly to Access Office of college.

  • CHOOSING A CAREERRESEARCHRESEARCHRESEARCHUse Careers Library, every Monday lunch-timeMentaga aptitude tests/Interest InventoriesOther college literatureOrganisations, Associations.Visit websites ie; www.careersportal.ieTalk to friends, past studentsWork experience etc

  • Go to Careers linkwww.qualifax course

  • Study SkillsTime managementOrganisationPhone off!Regular breaksRegular MealsMemory techniquesConstant review