Welcome to the Guidance and Counselling web page. Should you wish to contact us our email is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The care of each student is of utmost importance in our school. The Guidance and Counselling service aims to offer a full range of learning experiences which are designed to assist students to make choices about their lives and to make the transitions consequent to these choices.  The Guidance Counsellors’ function is to assist students to obtain information about opportunities and to assist the students to gain self-knowledge that allows them to choose among alternatives.  Counselling is offered on an individual or group basis as part of a developmental learning process and at moments of personal crisis. Counselling may include personal counselling, educational counselling, career counselling or combinations of these.  We have a number of useful links below and our diary will be updated regularly.

UCD Science Open Evening

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UCD Science cordially invites you to attend the UCD Science Open Evening. This event takes place from 5.00pm to 8.00pm on Tuesday 24 October 2017 in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science.

Click on the link for further details  UCD Science Open Evening

IADT Taster Days & Open Days


Please click here for IADT Open Days & Taster Days 2017/18.


UCD Social Science Prospectus

ucd soc sciencePlease click on the link for the Autumn 2017 UCD Social Science Prospectus

Higher Options 2017

R.D.S,Simmonscourt  Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.  Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th September 2017

Preparation Notes and Evaluation Worksheet



iadt autumn courses

The Institute of Art, Design + Technology offer a wide range of short term autumn courses. These courses will be of benefit to any students hoping to prepare a portfolio of art or to try out some creative skills courses before pursuing further study in these areas.

Further information at IADT Autumn Courses - Further Information

The President’s Scholarship Programme encourages and rewards inspiring young people who show a capacity to shape a better society.  Five exceptional young students will be awarded scholarships with a total value of up to €12,000 each.

There will be one scholarship available in each of the Institute’s five discipline areas: Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities and Science & Computing.  Each President’s Scholar will receive a bursary of €2,000 per year of study along with €500 per semester on each student’s WITCard (college smart card).
Full details on the programme and how to apply are at

Important CAO  Information Booklets for Students and Parents

Please click below for the relevant booklets:

New Common Points Scale - changes to be implemented from 2017

The CAO: A guide for parents and guardians

Universities & Colleges of Further Education

CAO Business Degrees in IADT

IADT Entrepreneurship / Business Degrees on the CAO.

Interested in making a difference in the business world? Check out IADT's degrees (CAO codes: DL701 and DL823) for a personal and applied approach to business education.

Vacant Places

Useful links:

IGC- Institute of Guidance Counsellors - Contains useful information, support and advice for parents/guardians

Qualifax - Comprehensive guide to all courses



Congratulations to Sinéad Ellison (Class of 2016) who was awarded a Naughton Scholarship which promotes the study of engineering, science, technology and mathematics at third level. Each year, a number of exceptional students in Ireland are awarded scholarships to study at undergraduate level.  Sinéad is currently studying Engineering in UCD having achieved fantastic results in her Leaving Certificate this year.  Well done, Sinéad!  Pictured here with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Awards ceremony.

Sinéad Awarded Naughton Scholarship


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Award Winning Students - UCD Entrance Scholars 2013








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Guidance Notices

UCD Science cordially invites prospective students, their families and guidance counsellors to attend the UCD Mathematics & BAFS Open Eve...
We would like to invite sixth year, fifth year students and mature applicants to the UCD Business Open Evening taking place on Mond...
Event Taster Days Join us for our Taster Days and find out what it's really like to study at IADT. Take part in our hands-on&nbs...
UCD Science cordially invites you to attend the UCD Science Open Evening. This event takes place from 5.00pm to 8.00pm on Tuesday 24 October 2017 in t...
Please click here for IADT Open Days & Taster Days 2017/18....

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