Brian Mooney

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Forty five apprenticeship programmes are currently available, spanning the engineering, construction, motor, electrical, finance, hospitality and food, biopharma, logistics, property services and ICT industry sectors. Photograph: iStock

On Thursday last, tens of thousands of places on level 8 and level 6/7 degree and higher certificate programmes were offered by the CAO to applicants (...)

Many Leaving Cert students are still uncertain where their academic interests lie, and often proceed to third-level out of the fear of being left behind or losing contact with their peer group. Photograph: iStock

It may come as a surprise to many parents and students, but I often recommend that students who have secured an offer from the CAO of one of their cou(...)

‘Where you receive two offers – on your level-8 higher-degree list and your level-7 or -6 list – the position is a little more complex. You can only accept one course, so you must choose between the two offers.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Wherever you are in the world, when you logged into your CAO file after 2pm yesterday, you had the option of accepting one of the two possible offers (...)

There is no charge for viewing a script and no limit to the number of scripts you can view. Photograph: iStock

If you feel you should have done better, you can view your script to decide if it’s worth having it rechecked. If you have any questions about your Le(...)

Once the CAO knows the number of places for every course on offer, it enters that data into its computer ssstem to determine what offers will be made to you online at 2pm on Thursday, August 15th.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bear in mind that this is not an exact science. Points for all programmes increase and decrease annually as the demand among applicants and the n(...)

‘Whatever your results, accept them as a fair reflection of your work over the past six years.’

There are two ways for students to get their Leaving Cert results. You can collect them in person from your school from 9am on August 13th or you can (...)

Would you start a marathon on a whim? Selecting a college course requires the same level of planning and commitment.  Photograph: iStockphoto

What should you study at college? Securing a degree at the end of three or four years of study is a major achievement, but you’ll only manage it if y(...)

Ifyou dropped from higher- to ordinary-level maths recently, you may have forgotten that a grade H4 at higher level is a minimum requirement for some choices.

As soon as your exams are out of the way and before you head off with your friends to celebrate the end of your school days, it’ll be time to review y(...)

While they may be titled differently, all business qualifications deliver a wide range of courses common to all institutions.

A qualification in business is a great investment in your future career and there is a huge selection of courses to choose from. A total of 8,416 –(...)

School principals are often left holding the ultimate responsibility for its implementation. Photograph: iStock

I’m principal of a secondary school and feel frustrated over changes to the timing of the Leaving Cert and CAO offers. The longer exam period and earl(...)

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