Back-up Plans to 1st Choice on CAO

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Synergy Careers is hosting a webinar Back-up Plans to 1st Choice on CAO on Monday January 10th @12.30pm.

Go to to register and view this week’s webinar – free to view for a limited time.

Back-up Plans to 1st Choice on CAO

It is important when looking at post leaving certificate options to look at back up options to your 1st choice. Approximately 50% get 1st preference in CAO. Where ~80% get 1st, 2nd, 3rd CAO preference course. In 2021 some students on 625 points received no offer! Not only is it important to carefully consider and research alternate options, it is also important to look at back door routes. FET courses (Further Education & Training) offered in PLC Colleges (Colleges of Further Education), Institutes of Technology ( now evolving into Technical Universities) offer level 6/7 options, private colleges, colleges abroad provide an alternative route to your 1st preference on CAO.
You will get insight from careers guidance perspective along with college perspective and student experience.
We will be joined by NUIGalway + student/graduates on a Q&A panel sharing their decision making process and experience of taking an alternative pathway.

Viewing Options: Each webinar is hosted on zoom, links are provided once you register.

If the webinar reaches full capacity you can view the webinar live on facebook at

Alternatively, if you cannot make 12.30pm Monday, ALL webinars are recorded so you won’t miss out.

Steven Galvin

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