WELCOME TO ST LOUIS SECONDARY SCHOOL TALK ON OPTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY 4th OCTOBER 2012 WHAT IS AVAILABLE? IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND in CAO THERE ARE 48 COLLEGES OFFERING MORE THAN 1,500 COURSES IN THE CAO ALONE WHAT ELSE IS THERE? • PLCS/COLLEGES OF FURTHER ED • APPRENTICESHIPS • GARDA and DEFENCE FORCES • PRIVATE COLLEGES UCAS OVER 51,000 COURSES IN UCAS SYSTEM ALMOST 2,000 IRISH STUDENTS TOOK UP UCAS PLACES THIS YEAR UCAS COURSES UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN UKENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES. ULSTER UNIVERSITY AND QUEENS IN NORTHERN IRELAND. SOCIAL WORK COURSES IN COLLEGES OF FURTHER EDUCATION. WHO SHOULD APPLY to UCAS? TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION COST OF FEES ( £6,000-£9,000 NI £3,500- £4,000) WILLINGNESS TO GO ABROAD GETTING HOME INTERVIEWS /EXTRA TESTS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS HIGH FOR MANY COURSES. For example NORTHERN IRELAND 5 Hons. AT LEAST. 5 COURSES OR FOUR COURSES IF APPLYING TO MEDICINE, DENTISTRY, VETERINARY MEDICINE, VETERINARY SCIENCE (15TH OCTOBER) EXTRA TEST ie UKCAT UCAS STUDENTS MUST BE CONSISTENT IN TYPES OF COURSES STUDENTS PAY & SEND UCAS FORM ONLINE TO UCAS BY 26th OCT. REFEREE WILL COMPLETE REFERENCE BY GOING TO UCAS SITE AFTER STUDENT HAS SENT FORM TO UCAS PERSONAL STATEMENT UCAS (SOME COLLEGES OF F.E. ALSO REQUIRE PS) WHY YOU HAVE CHOSEN COURSES WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT COURSES CAREER PLANS AFTER COURSE IS COMPLETED PERSONAL STATEMENT (cont.) ANY INVOLVEMENT IN WORK PLACEMENT, PART TIME WORK, VOLUNTARY WORK, SUMMER WORK YOUR FUTURE PLANS YOUR SOCIAL, SPORTS OR LEISURE INTERESTS SKILLS/QUALITIES ACADEMIC INTERESTS PERSONAL STATEMENT (CONT) STUDENTS MUST SHOW HOW THEY HAVE DEVELOPED SKILLS AND ABILITIES THROUGH ACTIVITIES MUST SHOW ENTHUASISM. NURSING ALL NURSING IN UK INCLUDING ULSTER and QUEENS UNIVERSITY IS THROUGH UCAS. ( QUEENS IS NO LONGER SEPARATE) FUNDING(FEE) IS AVAILABLE FOR NURSING IN UK ULSTER UNIVERSITY AND QUEENS HAVE PROVIDED A BURSARY-UNDER REVIEW CHECK WITH THE COLLEGE UCAS TARIFF POINTS A1 90 H 39 O LEAVING POINTS BONUS 100 H 60 O A2 77 26 90 50 25 B1 71 20 85 45 25 B2 64 14 80 40 25 B3 58 7 75 35 25 C1 52 70 30 25 C2 45 65 25 25 C3 39 60 20 25 D1 33 55 15 25 D2 26 50 10 25 D3 20 45 5 25 UCAS PAYMENT £12 STERLING FOR ONE COURSE £23 STERLING FOR TWO OR MORE COURSES EXTRA TESTS FOR COURSES For entry to some courses extra tests are needed: • For example UKCAT for medicine (to become a doctor only) and dentistry in the UK • LNAT for some Law courses. • The HPAT-Ulster is required for those applying to Speech and Language, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Radiography, Occupational Therapy and Podiatry in Ulster University. Cost £100 .Apply online up to 9thJan.Test 2nd Feb Results late March 2013 H PAT ULSTER • CRITICAL REASONING • INTERPERSONAL UNDERSTANDING • WRITTEN COMMUNICATION UCAS • MAY BE CALLED FOR INTERVIEW FEB/MARCH (some even before Christmas) • ONE TO FIVE OFFERS OR NO OFFER • CONDITIONAL ON RESULTS • ACCEPT ONE FIRM AND ONE INSURANCE OFFER UCAS MAY ACCEPT/REJECT OFFER AFTER RESULTS COME OUT SEND RESULTS TO COLLEGE OR PHONE COLLEGE (even if not what was required) UCAS INDEPENDENT OF CAO ST MARY’S COLLEGE BELFAST •OUTSIDE OF UCAS •OFFERS COURSES IN PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHING •SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHING •LIBERAL ARTS DEGREE ST MARY’S COLLEGE BELFAST SEPARATE APPLICATION - NOW OPEN ONLINE. COMPLETE ALL AT ONCE. PERSONAL NEED STATEMENT. A REFEREE. REFERENCE- COLLEGE WILL WRITE TO THE SCHOOL WHEN REFERENCE IS NEEDED. ASK FOR APPLICATION IN BEFORE CHRISTMAS NURSING IN QUEENS QUEENS HAVE A DIPLOMA. A NON MEANS TESTED BURSARY OF £4,000 –UNDER REVIEW QUEENS NURSING –APPLY THROUGH UCAS FEES IN THE UK UNIVERSITIES • EACH UNI SETS ITS OWN FEES IN ENGLAND, N.I. AND WALES -MUST NOT EXCEED £9,000 •NORTHERN IRELAND £3,465 • SCOTLAND- EU STUDENTS NO FEE • APPLY TO SAAS(Student Awards Agency Scotland) •WALES –non – means tested tuition fee grant up to £5535- in effect pay £3,465 • PAY UP FRONT OR TAKE OUT A TUITION FEE LOAN BURSARIES •MANY UNIVERSITIES SET UP BURSARIES FOR- ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT/SPORT •OUR STUDENTS MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ALL OF THEM. NEED TO CHECK WITH COLLEGE. NHS BURSARIES SOME PARAMEDICAL COURSES MAY STILL BE COVERED BY THE NHS. YOU MUST CONTACT COLLEGES ULSTER UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FEES FOR: NURSING, PHYSIOTHERAPY, RADIOGRAPHY, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY OR PODIATRY. SCHOLARSHIP •ULSTER UNIVERSITY HAVE AN ELITE ATHLETE SCHEME. •LOWER ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THOSE SUCCESSFUL. •CLOSING DATE IN JAN •FORM AVAILABLE ON LINE (need time to work on it) •APPLY DIRECT TO UU (Download form) FEES IN COLLEGES OF FE. (NI) •COURSES IN COLLEGES LIKE NORTH WEST REGIONAL COLLEGE AND BELFAST METROPOLITAN COLLEGE HAVE HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMAS & FOUNDATION DEGREES. •THESE COURSES INCUR FEES. THIS YEAR £2,200 IN BELFAST MET. AND £1,380 IN NWRC THIS MAY INCREASE NEXT YEAR. •OTHER COURSES DO NOT USUALLY INCUR FEES EXCEPT FOR EXAMS AND SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT. THIS TOO MAY CHANGE. COLLEGES OF FE/HE IN NORTHERN IRELAND NATIONAL CERTIFICATE BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA OR HND FOUNDATION DEGREES APPLICATION IS DIRECTLY TO COLLEGE SOCIAL WORK THROUGH UCAS FEES IN COLLEGES OF FE IN NI. COURSES LIKE HAIRDRESSING AND BEAUTY THERAPY CAN BE EXPENSIVE BECAUSE OF THE KITS NEEDED REPUBLIC OF IRELAND NEW QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL WAY OF MEASURING ALL QUALIFICATIONS LEAVING HIGHER CERT IS AT LEVEL 4 AND LEVEL 5 CERTIFICATE(LEVEL 6) ORDINARY (L7) AND HON DEGREE(L8) NATIONAL FRAMEWORK CAO 48 COLLEGES OVER 1,500 COURSES WHAT IS IN THE CAO? ALL COURSES IN THE UNIVERSITIES AND THE INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY. MOST OF THE COURSES in UNIVERSITIES ARE LEVEL 8 ie COMMERCE, NURSING, MEDICINE, LAW, ARTS, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS ie DENTAL NURSING) IN THE INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY THERE ARE LEVEL 6, 7, and 8 (ladder system exists) HIGHER CERT., ORDINARY DEGREE AND HONOURS DEGREE. NURSING IN REP OF IRELAND ALL NURSING IS THROUGH LEVEL 8 HONS DEGREE SECTION OF CAO Choice of General, Psychiatric, Intellectual Disability, Children’s and General combined and Midwifery CAO Application is on line or by paper application-opens 5 November On line is the preferred method Cost is €25 if application is in by 20th Jan €40 on line or paper by 1st Feb 2013 Have the option of paying by credit card or in the bank with a fee payment form Form available on request from CAO CAO CHOOSE CHANGE FURTHER CHANGING UP TO TEN COURSES FROM LEVEL 8 (HIGHER DEGREE) TEN COURSES FROM LEVEL 6/7 (ORDINARY DEGREE/HIGHER CERTIFICATE) OF MIND 1ST JULY 2013 AT 5.15PM OF MIND ON COURSES CANCEL OUT YOUR PREVIOUS LIST OF COURSES CAO RESTRICTED COURSES MUST BE INCLUDED IN LISTS BY 1ST FEBRUARY Band 90-100 Grades A1 Higher 100 Ord 60 Bonus 25 85-89 A2 90 50 25 80-84 B1 85 45 25 75-79 B2 80 40 25 70-74 B3 75 35 25 65-69 C1 70 30 25 60-64 C2 65 25 25 55-59 C3 60 20 25 50-54 D1 55 15 25 45-49 D2 50 10 25 40-44 D3 45 5 25 CAO • 6 BEST SUBJECTS in LC COUNT FOR POINTS • THEY THEN LOOK AT DAUGHTER’S LIST AND OFFER HER THE COURSE HIGHEST IN HER PREFERENCES FOR WHICH SHE HAS POINTS • SHE MAY GET ONE ON THE LEVEL 8 AND ONE ON LEVEL 6/7 LIST • SHE ACCEPTS OR REJECTS THE OFFERS KEEPING ONLY ONE These are the applicants for CK101 Arts in CORK UCC The examination results have not yet been released, so these applicants are in no particular order. We are going to trace the progress of the applicant marked in red. Applicants are placed in a queue for each course they applied for, their position in the queue is determined by their points. The applicant with the highest points is placed at the top of the queue. The points achieved by the applicant in red determines her position in the queue for each course she applied to. The applicants marked in green have enough points to be offered places. The applicant marked in red has enough points for her second preference. CAO IN ROUND 2 EVEN IF THE OTHER OFFERS WERE ACCEPTED OR REJECTED SHE MAY GET A FURTHER OFFER IN EACH LIST (provided she has not already been offered her 1st choice) AGAIN IT CAN BE ACCEPTED OR REJECTED AT THIS STAGE MUST BE AROUND TO ATTEND TO THESE DECISIONS OFFER LAPSES AFTER A CERTAIN TIME DECIDING ON COURSES IN CAO STUDENT PUTS DOWN THE COURSE THEY REALLY WANT FIRST, THEN CONTINUE IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE IF CAO OFFERS STUDENT HER FIRST CHOICE STUDENT WILL NOT GET ANY MORE OFFERS AT THIS LEVEL. IT IS VITAL THAT EACH STUDENT HAS A BACK UP IN HER APPLICATION MOST COURSES CAN BE ACCESSED IN AN ALTERNATIVE WAY. WHILE IT MAY BE A LONGER ROUTE, IF IT IS WHAT THE STUDENT WANTS IT MAY BE WORTH THE WAIT. TUITION FEES • NO TUITION FEES AT PRESENT • REGISTRATION FEE IN EACH COLLEGE/UNI €2,288(DCU) €2,250(UCD) COLLEGES OF F.E. HAVE REGISTRATION FEES €200 gov. levy introduced on P.L.C. courses RANGE FROM €350 – €800 DEPENDING ON COURSE STUDIED •Exempt if entitled to student grant FEES IN THE CAO • FEES APPLY IF A STUDENT CHANGES COURSE OR HAS A REPEAT YEAR • FEES ALSO APPLY IN PRIVATE COLLEGES • THERE ARE TAX ALLOWANCES FOR SOME COURSE FEES IN APPROVED PRIVATE COLLEGES FEES IN PRIVATE COLLEGES DUBLIN BUSINESS SCHOOL FEES €5,200-€5,700 GRIFFITH COLLEGE FEES €4,950-5,950 SOME COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREES ARE PARTLY FUNDED BY DES. BUT €2,000 STILL PAYABLE TAX RELIEF IS ALLOWABLE AT LOWER RATE (INFORMATION FROM REVENUE) SOME COURSES ARE ACCREDITED BY ENGLISH UNIVERSITIES. ie LAW AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT IN DBS. MONTESSORI TEACHING AMI COLLEGE • APPLICATION TO THE COLLEGE • RECOGNISED BY DES FOR TEACHING OF SPECIAL NEEDS • CAN DO UP TO DEGREE LEVEL • FEES LAST YEAR €5,300- € 5,500 ST NICHOLAS IS ALSO A MONTESSORI COLLEGE WHERE FEES ARE €5,610 HOWEVER STUDENTS CAN FOLLOW A COURSE IN MONTESSORI IN A COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION WHERE FEES ARE ONLY CHARGED FOR EXAMS TWO SUPPLEMENTARY ADMISSION ROUTES TO HIGHER EDUCATION •DARE DISABILITY ACCESS ROUTE TO EDUCATION. •HEAR HIGHER EDUCATION ACCESS ROUTE FOR THOSE FROM SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS Disability Access Route to Education DARE Not all colleges participate in scheme. Some of the disabilities eligible for consideration are: ADD/ADHD DYSPRAXIA PHYSICAL disability DYSLEXIA HEALTH CONDITIONS Students must apply to the CAO by the 1st Feb. They then complete the DARE application SIF (supplementary information form) by 1st March www.accesscollege.ie Hear and Dare clinics nationwide 12th Jan 2013-Glencarn, Castleblayney Better Options in DCU 30th Nov. 10.30-2.00 DARE continued They will also need a Personal statement and a Psychological report not less than 3 years old or verification from a medical consultant. Documentation in by 1st April Outside of the scheme there are colleges who assist students with disabilities.They must complete the SIF form HEAR HIGHER EDUCATION ACCESS ROUTE NOT ALL COLLEGES PARTICIPATE IN THE SCHEME. SCHOOL LEAVERS FROM SOCIO- ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS. SOME OF THE INDICATORS: • INCOME LIMIT £48,811 (LESSS THAN 4 DEPENDENTS) • MEDICAL CARD/OR GP VISIT CARD • RECEIVE MEANS TESTED SOCIAL WELFARE PAYMENT • AREA PROFILE- YOUR AREA IS CONSIDERED DISADVANTAGED HEAR • SOCIO-ECONOMIC GROUP(OCCUPATION AND STATUS OF PARENTS) STUDENTS MUST MEET SOME BUT NOT ALL. MUST APPLY TO CAO BY 1ST FEB. MUST COMPLETE HEAR APPLICATION BY 1ST MARCH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION NEEDED BY 1ST APRIL 2013 PHOTOCOPY DOCUMENTS OBTAIN CERTIFICATE OF POSTAGE WHEN SENDING DOCUMENTS Advantage of applying to HEAR and DARE • • • • Reduced points Extra college support ie extra tuition Financial assistance when available(DARE) Each student is screened and will be notified in late June of the outcome MAINTENANCE GRANTS STUDENT UNIVERSAL SUPPORT IRELAND(SUSI) APPLY TO SUSI FOR BOTH THE UNIVERSITES and INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY MEANS THIS TESTED YEAR CLOSING DATE 31st AUGUST 2011 MAINTENANCE GRANTS IF STUDENT IS ELIGIBLE FOR GRANT THEY CAN USE IT IN UK FOR CERTAIN COURSES. County Council only handles applications for ‘renewal students – i.e.those in the system prior to this year GRANT LEVELS The Rate of grant varies. Depends on number of dependent children and will be based on the income for the tax year 2012 • The amount for level 1 IN 2012/13 €755 (adj €305) • The Amount for level 6: € 5915 (adj. €2,375) • In the last budget there was a reduction of 4% in all grants and the adjacent distance was increased to 45 kilometres Monaghan town is 52.63 kl from Dundalk and 48.44kl from Cavan. • 2012 Figures 3rd Level Grant Reckonable Income Limits Income <4 children Allowance €0-22,703 100% of registration paid € 55,920 € 50% registration paid Information on Finance can be obtained on the new website: WWW.STUDENTFINANCE.IE. This site has information on grants and scholarships available to students OTHER GRANTS AVAILABLE SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS some will have reduced entry requirements. Need to check early as the application form needs work SCHOLARSHIP ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SIPTU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS TO MEMBERS €1,000 NUI MAYNOOTH AND DCU SCHOLARSHIP IF OVER 500 POINTS NAUGHTON FOUNDATION CHANGES TO ENTRY TO MEDICINE IN ROI STUDENTS MUST OBTAIN AT LEAST 480 POINTS IN THE LC AND HAVE REQUIRED SUBJECTS AT ONE SITTING. MUST DO HPAT-IRELAND. IT WILL TAKE PLACE ON 2 March 2013 –Results late June REGISTRATION- opens early November www.hpatireland.acer.edu.au results valid for 2 Years. COST €115 (includes practice test with worked solutions) MUST HAVE CAO NUMBER Points will be awarded on result of test. Max 300 for Hpat They will be added to LC points. Points above 550 LC will only be awarded one for every 5. ie max.560 625 Points would be 565 570 points would be 554 EUNICAS An independent support service set up to facilitate Irish and UK students who wish to study in Europe European University Central Application Support Service FURTHER ED. COURSES 1,400 CENTRES OFFER COURSES ENTRY USUALLY 5/6 PASSES IN LEAVING CERT or LCA LEAD TO EMPLOYMENT OR FURTHER STUDY IN INSTITUTES OF TECH COURSES IN COLLEGES of FE RANGE FROM: ACCOUNTING, DRAMA, BUSINESS HORTICULTURE, SPORT TOURISM, SOCIAL CARE, SCIENCE, SECRETARIAL, CHILDCARE, BEAUTY, HAIRDRESSING, AUCTIONEERING, NURSING STUDIES ELECTRONICS, ART COMPUTING, RECREATION,, ETC. MUSIC ARCHITECTURAL DRAUGHTING • APPLY DIRECTLY TO COLLEGE FAILTE IRELAND (CERT) TRAINING BODY FOR TOURISM & HOSPITALITY • PROFESSIONAL COOKERY • BARTENDING • RESTAURANT SKILLS • TOURISM SKILLS • TRAVEL AGENCY SKILLS • ACCOMMODATION SKILLS • RECEPTION/FRONT OFFICE SKILLS • HOSPITALITY SKILLS • HOTEL AND CATERING MANAGEMENT • SUPERVISOR DEVELOPMENT FAILTE IRELAND • Most Applications are through the CAO now. • There are a few courses called Earn and Learn • These are in the culinary and management areas. ACCOMMODATION •BELFAST ROOMS RANGE FROM ABOUT £68£97 PER WEEK •DCU CAMPUS €4,048-€4,234 •TCD CAMPUS €4,231-€5,061 •UCD CAMPUS €3,808-€5,324 •DUNDALK IT. €3,400 •SLIGO IT €50-€76 IF THERE IS NO OFFER? VACANT/AVAILABLE PLACES IN CAO UCAS EXTRA & CLEARING IN UCAS MAY BE OTHER COURSES AVAILABLE IN PRIVATE COLLEGES and PLCS Destination of Leaving Certs 2012 Universities NUI Galway, Maynooth,U.C.D Trinity, DCU, NCAD Colaiste Mhuire Marino St. Patrick’s,Drumcondra St.Angela’s, Sligo R.C.S.I. Institutes of Technology DKIT, Sligo I.T.,D.I.T., LKIT,GMIT, Limerick Colleges of Further Education MIFET, Cavan College of Further Ed. O’Fiaich Colege,Dundalk Northern Ireland UU-Jordanstown Coleraine Queens St Mary’s North West Regional College U.K. Wales London Aberdeen WHAT SHOULD THE STUDENT DO? LOOK AT ALL OPTIONS EXAMINE IN DETAIL ANY COURSE THAT THEY PUT ON THE APPLICATION CHECK OTHER ROUTES INTO THEIR FAVOURED CAREER A LADDER OR ALTERNATIVE IS USUALLY AVAILABLE STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLETE THEIR OWN FORM AND TO HAVE IT IN ON TIME EACH STUDENT MUST MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THEIR LIST IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. IT IS TOO LATE IN AUGUST TO CHANGE THE PREFERENCE. WE ARE HERE TO HELP. Where to get information Prospectus and Open Days Websites like www.cao.ie www.ucas.com www.careersportal.ie www.qualiifax.ie www.accesscollege.ie Professional websites. Guidance Counsellor Leaving Certificate Results 2012 16% students > 500 points 49% students > 400 points 74% students > 300 points Leaving Certificate Results 2012 MATHS 35% sat Higher Level (22% in 2011) 83% achieved Grade C or higher 83% National Average – Grade C or higher ENGLISH 81% achieved Grade C or higher 76% National Average – Grade C or higher IRISH 98% achieved Grade C or higher 87% National Average – Grade C or higher WHAT SHOULD PARENTS DO? SUPPORT ENCOURAGE LISTEN HELP TO WHAT THEY WANT THEM RESEARCH WHAT SHOULD PARENTS DO? • Help them find out about careers • Talk to friends and students already in college. • Check entry requirements and what they study in the course. • Encourage them to have a balance between study, healthy diet, exercise, fresh air and rest. AT OFFER TIME CAN BE VERY STRESSFUL RING THE SCHOOL FOR APPOINTMENT GOOD LUCK!