Every year, some CAO courses have surplus places available because there is a deficit of qualified applicants to fill them. This means that there is an opportunity, both for qualifying students who are already in the CAO system to apply for these courses, and for those who are not in the CAO system to consider applying.
A list of all available courses is now accessible on the CAO website HERE. This list of Vacant Places will be continuously updated until all offers have been taken up.
Available Level 8 Places include:
MH304 Engineering (Broad entry to Computer, Electronic or Communications Eng)
GA282 Heritage Studies
LY318 Culinary Arts and Food Technology at Killybegs/Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
and many more
Available Level 6/7 Places include:
GA370 Hotel and Catering Management
GA878 Accounting and Financial Management - Mayo Campus
LY517 Building Services and Renewable Energy
LY867 Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science
SG303 Mechanical Engineering
SG333 Mechanical Engineering
and many more.
Note: Applicants for Available Places/Vacant Places must meet the normal minimum entry requirements for the course(s) in question. Previously published points in an earlier round of offers should not be taken as an indication of the points required for entry to Available Places/Vacant Places.
There is a fee of €40 applicable to those applicants who are not already in the CAO system.
If you didn't apply for CAO because you felt you would not get enough points, and were pleasantly surprised by your Leaving Cert Results, you have an opportunity here to change your mind and make a college application at this stage.
To find out more information about applying for Vacant Places: click here
The CareersPortal Team