Useful Links | Andree Harpur

By: Andree Harpur  05/12/2011
Keywords: career guidance

Useful Links | Andree Harpur

Useful Websites

This website allows you to complete your CAO application on-line. It also contains the CAO handbook, which is a very useful resource when completing an application. It details aplication dates and other necessary information.

A comprehensive database of all courses within Ireland, entry requirements, points, etc. It is very user friendly with up-to-the-minute information. Qualifax is Ireland’s National Learners’ Database. It is a one-stop shop for learners, providing comprehensive information on further and higher education and training courses. It also targets the adult learner and has a very useful section for parents. It is constantly expanding its information section on education in other countries.

This is a comprehensive career guidance website with sections for second-level, third-level and adult students. It also has a parent information section. There is a detailed work profile section with videos on many different careers.CV, interview and study skills are also detailed. It also provides the facility to do a career self-assessment.

Citizens Information is an Irish eGovernment website provided by the Citizens Information Board.The website provides public service information for Ireland. It is a rich treasury of information from education to finance, grants and a host of other categories essential for the Irish citizen.

The website of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors of Ireland. It provides details of the role and ethics of the career guidance provider and also a list of private practitioners within Ireland.

The International Education Site is a guide
to study abroad information, advice and opportunities for students
worldwide who are considering studying overseas. It includes
university profiles, advice, college search facilities, student profiles
and articles from the leading journals on international education.

The official website for the Irish Defence Forces. This is a superb website for information on army, navy, air corps and overseas service and is well worth a visit. It also gives information on current careers within the Defence Forces.

The National Parents Council post-primary (NPCpp) aims to give parents a voice. The NPCpp has worked for the involvement of parents in the education of their own child or children and to give parents a partnership in the broader education
system. It is a one-stop shop for all things parenting and gives a range of advice from anti-bullying and moving from primary to secondary level to setting up a parents’ organisation.

This is a very clear website which provides advice on how foreign qualifications compare with Irish qualifications. It is the official website of Qualifications Recognition, which is the Irish centre for the academic recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland. It targets the individual applying for a job or undertaking further study in Ireland or the employer recruiting people with foreign qualifications. It also provides a full list of further education providers in Ireland and also FETAC registered providers.

This website is an agency of the Scottish government giving financial support to all eligible students doing a course of higher education in the UK. This website provides
information on student funding and allows a student to apply for financial support.

This website has a lot of information and advice on universities and colleges for students considering studying abroad, including college details and articles on
international education.

This is an innovative website for students with disabilities giving them in-depth information about access to courses in Ireland and the EU.

This website describes itself as ‘Public Services
all in one place’, and it does exactly what it says on the tin. It details
everything a person living in the UK needs to know. It has an
excellent education and learning section.

Decision Making Tips

Website for graduates

Job descriptions and job prospects

Good occupational database

Studying in the USA

Getting that Job

Gap Year

Tests You Can Take on Line:

Learning Styles Survey

Starting Your Own Business

Dublin City Enterprise Board

Dept of Trade and Employment

CV and Cover Letters

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