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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

Search by Category, College or Code

Code Course
2020 Round 2 2020 Round 1
Letterkenny IT
LY118 Business 290 290
LY978 Health & Social Care - Common Entry 280 280
LY737 Computer Security and Digital Forensics 169 169
Limerick IT
LC235 Internet Systems Development 205 205
LC374 Renewable and Electrical Energy Engineering 318 318
LC220 Digital Marketing 262 262
LC290 Community Sport Development 188 188
LC612 Social Care Work 320 320
LC275 Electrical Engineering 298 298
LC257 Interior Design 264 264
LC376 Electronic Engineering 318 318
LC224 Accounting and Finance 300 300
LC398 Culinary Arts 163 163
LC289 Precision Engineering 291 291
LC267 Forensic and Pharmaceutical Sciences 329 329
LC392 Business Studies in Beauty and Spa Management 236 236
LC226 Enterprise and Innovation 234 234
LC415 Business 197 197
LC293 Business Studies with Travel and Tourism Management 307 307
LC270 Music Technology and Production 307 307
LC401 Early Childhood Education and Care 297 297
LC234 Interactive Digital Media 225 225
LC425 Environmental Science 278 278
LC276 Creative Broadcast and Film Production 297 297
LC408 Environmental Science and Climate 279 279
LC239 Computer Networks and Systems Management 307 307
LC297 Community Development 235 235
LC432 Early Childhood Education and Care 144 144
LC278 Renewable and Electrical Energy Engineering 280 280
LC416 Business 274 274
LC242 Property Valuation and Management 282 282
LC330 Business with Computing 297 297
LC602 Social Care Work 260 260
LC281 Automobile Technology 208 208
LC422 Sports Strength and Conditioning 298 298
LC248 Built Environment (Common Entry) 288 288
LC222 Marketing and Management 270 270
LC362 Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical Sciences 413 413
LC110 Art and Design (Common Entry portfolio) 740 # 740
LC605 Business 195 195
LC284 Agricultural Mechanisation at Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry 200 200
LC502 Game Art and Design (portfolio) 852 # 852
LC263 Clinical Technology 294 294
LC230 Business with Computing 217 217
LC372 Music Technology and Production 325 325
LC115 Art and Design Teacher Education (portfolio) 942 # 942
LC286 Road Transport Technology and Management 264 264
LC518 Digital Animation Production (portfolio) 808 # 808
LC266 Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis 262 262
LC251 Civil Engineering 206 206

* 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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