ITB has an active school liaison programme designed specifically to provide information for leaving certificate students as they decide on their third level course.
We provide school visits, tours of ITB, Open Days and information and guidance to school leavers, parents and guidance counsellors.
|The following are the Open Evenings / Days for the coming year|
Thursday, 11th April 2013, 5pm - 7pm.
For further information please email our school liaison office, Fiona Canning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explaining the Leaving Certificate 'Points' System
As there are generally more qualified applicants for courses than there are places available, places are offered to applicants in accordance with an order of merit determined by a points system, which tallies up your total marks over your six best subjects. Results from one sitting only of the Leaving Certificate may be counted for points.
In addition, a bonus of 25 points will be allocated to students who acheive a Grade D3 or above in Higher Level Mathematics in the Irish Leaving Certificate.
Places will be offered to candidates who satisfy the minimum entry requirements strictly in the order of merit established by the points system. However, the Institute allocates a number of places outside the points system to mature students, students with special needs and to students from an educationally and/or socially disadvantaged background, consistent with the mission of the Institute.
Points for Leaving Certificate results are allocated as follows:
Applications from Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Students
Holders of the LCVP apply in the normal way through the CAO system. Points are awarded on the same basis as per the Leaving Certificate.
The LCVP subject will be considered as a passing subject provided the student achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), Ordinary Degree (NFQ Level 7) and Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) academic courses. The following points scoring system will be used:
LCAP (Leaving Certificate Applied Programme)
The LCAP subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses and are not considered as passing subjects.
APPLYING TO ITB: APPLICATION THROUGH THE CENTRAL APPLICATIONS OFFICE (CAO)
What is the CAO System?
Anyone seeking a first year undergraduate place on a full-time course at ITB must apply for it via the Central Applications Office. The CAO is the national organisation that accepts applications for admission to undergraduate courses in institutions of higher education in Ireland. The CAO is an administration centre for the processing of applications nationally and does not determine whether or not you will be offered a course place. The participating institutions make independent decisions on admissions.
Details of the CAO applications process are published in a handbook available from the CAO, Tower House, Eglington Street, Galway. Tel: (091) 509800; Fax: (091) 562344; Website www.cao.ie.
Applicants are encouraged by the CAO to use the online method of application, via the CAO website.
Applications for places at ITB through the CAO system are made via the CAO Application Form, which accompanies the CAO Handbook. Pages 1 and 2 of the form are normally sufficient for standard applicants. (Republic of Ireland school-leavers presenting results in the Leaving Certificate or National University of Ireland matriculation examinations since 1985).
As with all other courses cleared through the CAO, every ITB course has a unique code and reference. You apply for places by writing the course code and course reference in the table(s) on page 2 of the CAO form. The codes and references for courses at ITB are listed here on this website.
Applicants completing the CAO application form must accept all the directions and conditions set out in the form and in the CAO handbook. Great care must be taken in filling out CAO forms, as neither ITB nor the CAO accepts responsibility for any mistakes made or for the consequences of any such mistakes if applicants do not follow the correct procedures.
Every academic institution will have its own application dates.
Key dates for applications made through the CAO to ITB are:
|1 February 2013, 5.15 pm - Closing date for applications|
|1 May 2013, 5.15 pm - Deadline for receipt of late applications (extra fee to be paid)|
|1 July 2013, 5.15 pm - Deadline for receipt of change-of-mind applications (provided a valid application was made in the first place)|