Links to Educational Resources

Please choose from the following categories:


Irish Education Links

  • Department of Education
    The official website of the Department. Contains a lot of information for students, teacher, parents and the community, on the Irish education system.
  • The State Examinations Commission
    The SEC is responsible for the development, assessment, accreditation and certification of the second-level examinations, the Junior Certificate and the Leaving Certificate. Here you can find exam timetables, the online results service and much more relating to the exams.
  • Leaving Cert Vocational Programme
    LCVP is a Senior Cycle Programme of the Department of Education and Science, designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate. This site has lots of valuable resources for students and teachers of the programme.
  • The National Centre for Technology in Education
    An Irish Government agency established to provide advice, support and information on the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in education.
  • Skoool.ie
    Award winning site is a vast resource of informative interactive content for lecond-level students, teachers and parents.
  • ScoilNet
    Has sections for educators and for school pupils, both primary and second-level.

Vocational Guidance Links

Third Level Education

  • Qualifax
    A searchable database of over 3,500 full time courses covering all higher education institutions in Ireland, including degrees, diplomas, certificates and PLC’s.
  • CAO
    Complete and submit your Central Application Office application online. Automatic checking eliminates common mistakes and ensures an accurate application. You get a printed record of your application and you may amend your course choices at any time up to the change-of-mind closing date on 1 July. This is the official CAO website and is “the only source of accurate online information about CAO”.
  • Access College
    Information about HEAR which offers places at reduced points to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and DARE which offers places at reduced points to school leavers with disabilities (including dyslexia and other learning disabilities, as well as medical and physical disabilities).
  • Student Finance
    A convenient and user-friendly source of information on all the financial supports for further and higher education. The Maintenance Grant section of studentfinance.ie is the most comprehensive source of information on the available schemes that you will find anywhere in Ireland. It provides a handy step-by-step guide to your eligibility in clear, plain English. Also links into the SUSI online grant application system.
  • UCAS
    This the UK equivalent of the CAO, standing for the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Very useful for searching for courses. Entrance requirements in terms of the Irish Leaving Cert are given if you follow the “entry profile for this course” button, once you locate a course of interest.

Careers Research

  • Careers Portal
    An Irish resource dedicated to those who want to plan their career; whether you are a school student, college graduate or considering a mid-career change, it collects and present the most useful information available to help you along the way. This is now the premier Irish careers related website.
  • Career Matters
    This is the Careers section of the skoool.ie website, already mentioned separately above. It ranges from a comprehensive survey of the careers available in a large number of industry sectors to a guide to the tools needed to get a job.
  • Career Directions
    A very useful site for careers information from FAS.
  • Job Profiles
    Experienced workers share the personal side of work: rewards of their job; stressful parts of the job; basic skills the job demands; challenges of the future; advice on entering the field.
  • Careers Online
    A very user-friendly Australian site with a different slant on the whole career decision-making process.

CVs and Interviews

  • Monster
    Very comprehensive, with a range of advice on CVs, as well as information on writing letters, networking and career changes.
  • CareerPerfect
    Contains lots of sample CVs from different career areas.
  • CV Services
    Some good advice on CV writing.

Career Tests

  • TypeLogic
    A site devoted to MBTI resources, allowing you to access links to articles and information about the MBTI, its origins, history, interpretation and uses.
  • Self-Directed Search
    Based on John L Holland’s career theories, so comes with a good pedigree. Requires paid registration for the full use of the site.
  • MAPP Assessment
    Another paid registration site, is good on helping to narrow the career search.

Social Change Links

  • Trócaire
    The website for the charity and social change organisation.
  • Concern
    A voluntary non-governmental organisation that works to eliminate extreme poverty in the least developed areas of the world. The site contains over 300 web pages on issues ranging from advocacy, project and country information to employment opportunities and fundraising ideas.
  • Amnesty International
    Working to protect human rights worldwide.

General International Links

  • Children’s Literature – Recommended Books and Bestsellers
    Loaded with great suggestions about books for young people. Based at the University of Calgary in Canada.
  • Homework Heaven
    Homework Heaven is a huge online academic research directory, with over 12,000 hand picked links and 70 special school subject search engines. The links provide access to specific information and research sources covering hundreds of school subjects.