- Irish Leaving Certificate
- QQI level 5 or
- UK GCE/GCSE only
are regarded as standard applicants within the CAO system and are scored centrally. Information on the scoring system for these applicants is available here.
First year applicants who are presenting any other awards, whether instead of or in addition to those listed above, are classified as non-standard applicants in the CAO system.
List of Courses
- To view a full list of all full-time undergraduate degree courses (Level 8) click here.
- To view a full list of all full-time undergraduate degree courses (Level 6 & 7) click here.
Non-Standard applicants presenting awards from within the EU (e.g. BTEC, Baccalaureate, Arbitur, etc) must apply via CAO and submit appropriate evidence/certificates. All photocopies must be certified as true and unaltered copies of the original, presented in the original language and, where this is not English, an official translation must also be included. (See page 12 of CAO handbook)
Ideally these supporting documents should be sent as early as possible and, in any case must be available to LYIT by August 10th if they are to be considered for round 1 offers.
The documents submitted will be scanned by CAO and made available to HEIs for individual assessment.
In general, the minimum level of award acceptable for year 1 is based on presentation of a recognised award at a specific framework level, for example:
|The National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland(NFQ IE)
||Regulated Qualifications Framework England/ Northern Ireland (RQF)
||Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW)
||Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) The National Framework of
||European Qualifications Framework
Some guidelines as to what EU exams are generally acceptable and how they are scored is available via the Student Resources section of the CAO website here. These guidelines are subject or regular review. However each HEI is an independent admitting institution and different HEIs may take differing views re the admittance of Non-Standard applicants.
Applicants presenting exams from outside the EU as a basis for entry should apply directly to LYIT’s international office and not via CAO. The general expectation is that such applicants will have successfully completed the upper level of secondary education (Year 12).
CAO Application Deadlines:
|Early online application (discounted fee)
||20 January, 5.15 pm
||01 February, 5.15 pm
|Late Deadline (More costly and some restrictions apply)
||02 May, 5.15 pm
|Change of Mind (some restrictions apply)
||01 July, 5.15 pm
|Re application by students currently registered in Higher Ed. who entered their current course via CAO.
||22 July, 5.15 pm
You are encouraged to list your initial course choices by February 1st if possible.
If necessary, you can change your mind up to July 1st at 5.15 pm.