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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
Athlone IT
AL861 Animation and Illustration (portfolio) 578 # 578
AL604 Civil Engineering 0 0
AL836 Nutrition and Health Science 334 334
AL713 Engineering (Common Entry to Mechanical/Renewable/Mechatronic Eng) 218 218
AL864 Early Years Care and Education 307 307
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
Carlow College
PC411 English and History (fulfils Teaching Council requirements) 209 255
PC404 Applied Social Studies - Professional Social Care 197 217
PC410 Arts and Humanities (fulfils Teaching Council requirements) 209 252
PC402 Arts and Humanities 121 200
PC405 Social, Political and Community Studies 216 253
Cork IT
CR090 Architectural Technology 266 266
CR430 Sport and Exercise Management 322 322
CR220 Fine Art at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design 671 # 671
CR022 Business Administration 190 190
CR095 Marine Engineering at National Maritime College of Ireland 255 255
CR500 Engineering (Common Entry) 411 411
CR106 Software Development 411 411
CR305 Physical Sciences (Common Entry) 282 282
CR032 Recreation and Leisure Management 298 298
CR620 Early Childhood Education and Care 357 365
CR520 Biomedical Engineering 444 444
CR109 Structural Engineering 394 394
CR320 Biomedical Science - Offered jointly by CIT and UCC 565 565
CR041 Tourism Management 216 216
CR650 Beverage Industry Management 209 209
CR565 Interior Architecture 359 359
CR112 Creative Digital Media 361 361
CR333 Nutrition and Health Science 402 402
CR046 Automotive Technology and Management 216 216
CR657 Hospitality Studies 163 180
CR572 Construction Management 269 269
CR121 Music at CIT Cork School of Music 666 # 868
CR052 Construction 251 251
CR340 Analytical Chemistry with Quality Assurance 251 251
CR888 Information Technology 290 290
CR590 Electronic Engineering 303 303
CR126 Popular Music: Drums at CIT Cork School of Music 801 # 801
CR055 Environmental Engineering 258 258
CR365 Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology 253 253
CR660 Tourism Management 252 252
CR006 Applied Biosciences 361 361
CR128 Popular Music: Keyboards at CIT Cork School of Music 840 # 840

* 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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