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CAO Points Guide 2020

Welcome to the Independent.ie CAO points guide, which enables you to search for the first and second round points on all the courses available through the CAO.

Education 2020

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Code Course
2020 Round 2 2020 Round 1
American College
AC137 Liberal Arts 252 252
AC120 International Business 209 209
Athlone IT
AL861 Animation and Illustration (portfolio) 578 # 578
AL711 Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy 228 228
AL604 Civil Engineering 0 0
AL836 Nutrition and Health Science 334 334
AL864 Early Years Care and Education 307 307
AL713 Engineering (Common Entry to Mechanical/Renewable/Mechatronic Eng) 218 218
AL630 Pharmacy Technician 295 295
AL838 Biotechnology 307 307
AL721 Civil Engineering 233 233
AL632 Applied Science 234 234
AL840 Pharmaceutical Sciences 347 347
AL731 Veterinary Nursing 400 400
AL660 Culinary Arts 0 0
AL842 Bioveterinary Science 313 313
AL740 Exercise and Health Science 250 250
AL801 Software Design with Virtual Reality and Gaming 303 303
AL663 Business (Sport and Recreation) 0 0
AL850 Business 309 309
AL752 Business 225 225
AL803 Software Design with Mobile Apps and Connected Devices 337 337
AL702 Software Design with Artificial Intelligence for Cloud Computing 214 214
AL852 Accounting 309 309
AL763 Graphic Design (portfolio) 781 # 781
AL810 Quantity Surveying 319 319
AL855 Hospitality Management (with international placement) 308 308
AL704 Computer Engineering 204 204
AL765 Applied Social Studies in Social Care 280 280
AL600 Software Design 0 0
AL820 Mechanical and Polymer Engineering 308 308
AL860 Social Care Practice 300 300
AL710 Mechanical Engineering 223 223
AL602 Mechanical Engineering 0 0
AL832 Psychiatric Nursing 384 387
AL863 Graphic and Digital Design (portfolio) 781 # 781
AL712 Automation and Robotics 252 252
AL605 Music and Instrument Technology 0 0
AL837 Sports Science with Exercise Physiology 351 351
AL718 Music and Sound Engineering 214 214
AL870 Applied Psychology 418 418
AL631 Dental Nursing 298 300
AL839 Microbiology 325 325
AL730 Biotechnology 250 250
AL650 Business 207 207
AL841 Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy 430 430
AL734 Pharmaceutical Sciences (Drug Development and Analysis) 244 244
AL661 Bar Supervision 0 0
AL843 Physical Activity and Health Science 306 306
AL751 Digital Marketing 241 241

* Not all on this score were offered a place;
# Test/interview/portfolio/audition;

Understanding the symbols

  • The first column gives the Round 1 cut-off points in 2020.
  • The second column gives the Round 2 cut-off points in 2020.
  • The symbol * after a cut-off point means that not all applicants on this point were offered a place. Random selection was used for those tying on cut-off points.
  • The symbol v after a cut-off point means: New competition for available places
  • Medicine, where entry is based on a HPAT score combined with Leaving Certificate scores (adjusted above 550 points) is an exception. Applicants with the same combined score are ranked in order of their Leaving Certificate pre-adjusted points and random selection employed where applicants are tied on both combined score and pre-adjusted points.
  • The symbol # - with a cut-off point - means that an additional selection mechanism such as a test/interview/portfolio/audition was used. Applicants who are successful in their tests are then ranked in order of their Leaving Cert points or a combination of points and test score.
  • The symbol # - without any points - means that places were offered on the basis of performance in the test or portfolio, usually provided that the applicant met at least the minimum standard necessary in the Leaving Cert.
  • #+matric is used for NCAD portfolio-type courses.
  • Where AQA appears instead of points, it means that all qualified applicants to a course were offered a place.
  • Candidates may count their LCVP Links Modules score as one of their best six subjects.
  • Some colleges award points for foundation-level maths.
  • Points are calculated by adding the scores of a candidate’s best six subjects together.
  • All colleges award 25 bonus points for a minimum H6 in higher-level maths.

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