By Cian Molloy - 12 August, 2019
If you or someone close to you is getting their Leaving Certificate results tomorrow, there is one little bit of additional study that you might want to do.
The Youth Information section of Crosscare, the social services arm of the Dublin Archdiocese, has published a guide, Leaving Cert 2019 – What Next. The guide is for all those who completed the state examinations earlier this summer and who are now awaiting to find out if they have the necessary points to carry on with their studies.
The guide covers topics such as the appeals process, if you are unhappy with your results and believe you have been marked unfairly; an overview of the CAO (central applications office) process; how offers are made and what you need to do to accept (or defer) an offer; a guide to budgeting and money matters; details of how to make college grant applications and how you should go about finding student accommodation.
The guide also provides information on alternative education possibilities, such as applying to study in the UK via UCAS (university and college admissions service) or applying directly to your local institute of further education for a place on one of their courses.
For those who are not interested in further education, options outlined in the guide include applying for recruitment vacancies in An Garda Siochána or the Irish Defence Forces.
The printable guide can be downloaded from the Crosscare website.