College Financial Assistance & Support

College Financial Assistance & Support

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  Entering college is a scary and complicated step for anyone; and if you’ve got a disability this adds to the daunting world of third level education. We’re here to…
Transition Year

Transition Year

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  Not everyone decides to go straight onto the Leaving Cert following the completion of the Junior Cert. Some students feel like they need a gap between going from one…
Leaving Cert Options

Leaving Cert Options

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  Choosing which subjects to study for the Leaving Cert can be difficult for students and they will need as much support as possible when making their decisions. Most students…
CAO Application Process

CAO Application Process

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When applying for entry onto a third-level course at any of the universities, colleges or ITs students need to do it through the CAO. Applicants can apply on either a…
Going To College

Going To College

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  Going to college can be a life-altering experience and in recent years it has become increasingly more common for school-leavers to go on to college or university. As your…
Going To College – Student Services

Going To College – Student Services

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  Moving away from home for the first time can be a daunting prospect for any student but often it is their parents who find it more frightening! It is…
Getting Started

Getting Started

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  Every year, the number of students with disabilities going to college increases – last year there were over 5, 000 studying at third level nationwide. Most Irish third level…
Part-time, Modular and Distance Learning Options

Part-time, Modular and Distance Learning Options

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  Not everyone is suited to full-time study, some people might find the option of part-time studying more beneficial or easily accessible to them as it means they still have…
Doing the Leaving Cert

Doing the Leaving Cert

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  It seems that the pressure and levels of expectation placed upon the young shoulders of leaving cert students increases every year. You must bear in mind however, that are…
UCAS Application – Case Study

UCAS Application – Case Study

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  Helen Allcutt, a student from Dublin, is currently in her second year studying for her MSc in Pharmacy at Manchester University. Helen applied to universities in the UK through…
Your Legal Rights

Your Legal Rights

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  Starting college or university is for most students a pivotal point in their lives, marking a transition from childhood into adulthood. It is a time when you grow in…
Revise Wise Revision Guide Series Review

Revise Wise Revision Guide Series Review

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  The ReviseWise series of revision guides are published by The Educational Company of Ireland and are available at both Junior and Leaving cert levels. The guides are 100% exam-focused and…
Is A Transition Year For You?

Is A Transition Year For You?

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  It can be a difficult choice deciding whether to take the transition year or not. Some students are afraid they will lose their friends who continue straight onto the…
Transition Year

Transition Year

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  Have you just finished your Junior Cert and wouldn’t care if you never had to look at another textbook or revise for another exam in your life? Well, luckily,…
Transition Week Schemes

Transition Week Schemes

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  Universities and Institutes throughout Ireland offer a number of different options for Transition Year placements, programmes and initiatives. Many implement a “Transition Year Week” in different faculties to give…
Planning

Planning

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  Planning If you consider spontaneity to have a lack of preparation, you may be able to carve a career out of your ability to anticipate. Planning is the initial…
About Further Education/PLC

About Further Education/PLC

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  Not everyone goes straight into the CAO system after his or her Leaving Certificate, for a number of understandable reasons. Many students choose to take a post-leaving certificate course…
About Colleges of Education

About Colleges of Education

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  If you want to become a primary school teacher in Ireland, you must train at one of the various Colleges of Education around the country. All colleges provide students…