As CAO deadline approaches - explore all your options!

As CAO deadline approaches - explore all your options!

It’s that time of year again - the closing date for CAO applications is approaching!  

Leaving cert students and people returning to education will be carefully considering their options ahead of Monday, 1st February 2021.

If you’re one of them, this is for you: consider all of your options.

There are so many routes to world class education and training in Ireland. The options are endless, including further education and training. From accounting and nursing, to journalism and culinary arts, we’ve got the right path for your career.

Right on your Doorstep

Further education and training is available in every county in Ireland. From the outmost reaches of the Donegal coast to Cork City Centre, thousands of people are learning the skills and gaining the knowledge they need to start their careers and pursue further learning through a network of institutes, colleges, and training centres.

Find out about a selection here.


More than you Might Think

Have you heard about the apprenticeship in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering or the Digital Sales and Marketing traineeship? Did you know that further education and training courses are QQI accredited and awards range from NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) Level 1 to 9?

But what’s really important that further education has been the springboard for some of Ireland’s highest achievers in their field. Head here to find out about just a selection. 

For more on what you might not know about further education and training, head here.


Further Education and Training – How to Apply

Are you wondering how to open up your options and apply for a course, apprenticeship, or training programme? Head to our handy ‘how to’ guide here to take you through the steps.


What are you waiting on?

From cloud computing to veterinary nursing in Cork and from welding to healthcare in Donegal, all the courses are listed at

Whatever career you’re dreaming of, there’s a FET course for you.


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