There are many avenues to explore and supports to avail of when choosing an appropriate third level course or career path. Career Guidance is available in all secondary schools. Each school is granted an additional teaching resource to assist it with its guidance provision, ranging from approximately eight hours per week in small schools of less than 250 students to approximately two full-time posts in schools of greater than 1000 students. Guidance also forms part of the curriculum in senior cycle through the Transition Year Programme
National career guidance resource which incls a Career Exploration toolbox, an Occupational Database, a CAO database and wizard along with facilities to search by employment sector, occupations and courses. Find out more about CareersPortal.ie
The national learners database providing comprehensive information on further and higher education and training courses. Includes links to college and other education / training websites along with detailed information on an extensive selection of careers and a Calendar of Career Events.
Read about specific careers, look at photos of people at work or print out the information to keep. Alernatively you can explore the database based on the type of work you are interested in – e.g. social, scientific & technical etc. etc
The site for the Central Applications Office which processes applications for the majority of first year undergraduate courses in higher education institutes in Ireland
Find out more about options for a career in science
Apprenticeship is the recognised means by which people are trained to become craftspeople in Ireland. Find out more about Apprenticeship training on the FAS website