This is a great site for finding out about CAO etc.
Irelands National Careers Portal. This site brings together a wide range of career related information aimed at career seekers, career guidance professional and students.
HPAT – Ireland (Health Professions Admission Test-Ireland). The test measures a candidate’s logical reasoning and problem solving skills as well as non-verbal reasoning and the ability to understand the thoughts, behaviour and/or intentions of people.
HPAT offer preparation HPAT Courses which are taught by experienced professional academics (many others use our past MedEntry students to teach their courses).
This link will bring you to qualifax website which will allow you to search for open days for Colleges and Universities.
Restricted entry courses are courses which need to be appllied for through the CAO because they cannot be added after the February 1 closing date. Select the option for restricted courses once the website opens.
This link shows the breakdown for points for entry with the HPAT
The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is committed to achieving greater fairness in selection to medicine and dentistry and to the widening participation in medical and dental training of under-represented social groups.
The maximum overall score possible is theoretically 300, but in reality very few students obtain an overall score over 200 (they are usually in the top 1% of candidates). Last year the highest overall HPAT score obtained was 237 (obtained by a MedEntry student).
All important information about HPAT - Ireland can be found in this Information Booklet or on the the HPAT - Ireland website (https://HPAT - Ireland.acer.org). Which universities require aHPAT-Ireland score to apply? You will need a HPAT - Ireland score to apply for admission to any of the following courses: • National University of Ireland Galway – Undergraduate Medicine • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Undergraduate Medicine • Trinity College Dublin – Undergraduate Medicine • University College Cork – Undergraduate Medicine• University College Dublin – Undergraduate Medicine • University of Limerick – MSc Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) and MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification)
Key dates for BMAT – October 2023-Speak to your school or test centre about registering for the test as soon as you have decided to take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). This website outlines the key dates, but test centres may have their own earlier registration deadlines.
Tertiary Education Partnerships and Programmes: Joint Tertiary Degrees developed by Higher Education Institutions and the Education and Training Boards provide transitioning pathways from Further Education to Higher Education which are: Driven by the career you want; not the points you get; Look beyond educational attainment and grades; Focused on acknowledging your full talent and potential; Enabling of personal growth, development of talents, and the promotion of lifelong learning; Progressing a More Unified Tertiary System for Learning, Skills and Knowledge; Learner-centric, with a defined learner journey through to professional practice / industry placement (https://nto.hea.ie/about/)
James helped me to fill in an application form for a job I was applying for, and made me think about the job application process in a new way, as well as giving me great feedback on what I'd already done. It was great to meet someone who could facilitate me so easily, and so quickly within a couple of days of 1st contact to the deadline I'd to have the form sent in for. Thanks James! Date of Posting: 04 July 2015Posted By: Anne
James helped my daughter apply to a course in Scotland. She was interested in a specific course and he gave her great advise for writing a personal statement and helped her with her application. She has started in Scotland this year and loves her course. James was great and made the process so easy. Date of Posting: 11 March 2015Posted By: Nicola Mother, Mallow
My daughter was confused and struggling with course choices etc. for a while. After her meeting with James she was palpably relieved. James gave her a greater understanding of all things CAO related, thus taking a weight off of her mind & mine. I would recommend James to my friends and acquaintances. Date of Posting: 13 February 2015Posted By: Yvonne Cork