Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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FREE Leaving Cert Points Calculator

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FREE Leaving Cert Points Calculator


Wednesday, August 09, 2017 




FREE Leaving Cert Points Calculator

A key item to help steady the nerves in the midst of all the excitement and anxiety that surrounds opening those long-awaited Leaving Certificate results is our free CAO Calculator. 

At this stage, the hugely successful CareersPortal.ie CAO Points Calculator is familiar to thousands of Senior Cycle students in schools all around Ireland.

The Points Calculator allows students to check what CAO Points they have achieved, based on their Leaving Cert results.

Students also have quick and easy direct access to the CareersPortal CourseFinder which shows the latest available points information and the full points history for all Higher Education and CAO Courses. This is the only available tool also showing the available QQI links between Further and Higher Education courses.

GET THE MOBILE APP

The good news is that our famous CAO Points Calculator has now also been developed as a clever mobile app, which is available FREE to students.

Called Leaving Cert CAO Points Calculator the app has an easy-to-use interface, allowing the user to obtain their total points quickly and efficiently. 

LEAVING CERT RESULTS

Wednesday 16th August 2017

CAO ROUND ONE OFFERS

Monday 21st August 2017 

Calculate your LC Points quickly and easily! 

CAO course points information

Available here from: 

6.00am Monday 21st August 2017

What's different about it to the other apps out there?

There may be other apps out there, but this is unique in that it also provides direct, easy access to the CourseFinder on the CareersPortal website, for detailed course information and up-to-the-minute related Points Information. No other app provides this facility!

Simply choose 'Course Search' from the menu options available in the app and you have access on-the-go to all the points and course information that you need! 

Get the Leaving Cert CAO Points Calculator app NOW - essential tool to have at hand on results day!

Download for iPhone here - it's FREE :

 App Features:

  • Allows Higher Level, Ordinary Level and Link Module Grades to be calculated
  • Bonus Points for Higher Level maths option
  • SMS Text results feature
  • Twitter and Facebook Links
  • Colleges Direct Link
  • Help and About Topics

How to use the Leaving Cert CAO Points Calculator App

Enter your Maths Grade first, followed by any Links Modules taken, and all other grades.

The app will immediately calculate and display the top 6 for the CAO.

The App is an invaluable tool, both for Leaving Cert results day and for full updates on CAO course offers. Don't delay - download yours today! 

The CareersPortal Team