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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
Dun Laoghaire IADT
DL841 English and Equality Studies 276 276
DL825 Applied Psychology 379 379
DL827 Art 572 # 572
DL829 Design for Stage and Screen (Costume Design) 593 # 593
DL831 Design for Stage and Screen (Production Design) 781 # 781
Dundalk IT
DK832 Construction Management 387 387
DK750 Hospitality Management 176 176
DK844 Mechanical Engineering 305 305
DK753 Culinary Arts 182 182
DK846 Civil Engineering 361 391
DK767 Community Youth Work (interview) 240 # 240
DK710 Business and Management 120 120
DK769 Creative Media 165 165
DK860 Music (audition) 532 # 532
DK712 Digital Marketing and Public Relations 100 100
DK781 Science - Bioscience 328 358
DK876 Early Childhood Studies 321 321
DK862 Social Care 301 301
DK810 Accounting and Finance 305 305
DK722 Augmented and Virtual Reality 144 144
DK784 Veterinary Nursing 399 399
DK880 Health and Physical Activity 328 328
DK864 Film and Television Production 300 300
DK820 Computing in Games Development 311 311
DK731 Architectural Technology 332 332
DK883 Science (Award options) 321 358
DK870 General Nursing 401 403
DK822 Augmented and Virtual Reality 307 307
DK740 Engineering - Electrical and Electronic Systems 179 179
DK887 Environmental Science 330 330
DK831 Architectural Technology 389 389
DK744 Engineering - Civil Engineering 157 190
DK843 Engineering (Common Entry) 340 340
DK752 Event Management 175 175
DK845 Electrical & Electronic Engineering 304 304
DK763 Sport, Exercise and Enterprise 233 233
DK850 International Tourism Management 317 317
DK768 Audio and Music Production 261 261
DK711 Business and Technology 191 191
DK770 Theatre & Film Practice 190 190
DK874 Mental Health Nursing 356 356
DK861 Arts 302 302
DK721 Computing 106 106
DK783 Science - Pharmaceutical Science 317 349
DK877 Midwifery 440 440
DK863 Creative Media 308 308
DK816 Business Studies 300 300
DK730 Building Surveying 165 165
DK882 Agriculture (Award options) 310 310
DK865 Audio and Music Production 301 301

* 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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