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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Progression Routes - Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)
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CAO courses accepting Any QQI Level 5/6 Award

CAO Code Course Title College Points NFQ Level
AC120  International Business. 

American College 

234 
AC137  Liberal Arts 

American College 

275 
AD101  First Year Art & Design (Common Entry)  

National College of Art and Design - NCAD 

 
AD102  Graphic Design and Moving Image Design 

National College of Art and Design - NCAD 

 
AD103  Textiles, Jewellery & Objects 

National College of Art and Design - NCAD 

 
AD202  Design or Fine Art and Education 

National College of Art and Design - NCAD 

 
AD204  Fine Art 

National College of Art and Design - NCAD 

 
AD211  Fashion Design 

National College of Art and Design - NCAD 

 
AD212  Product Design 

National College of Art and Design - NCAD 

 
AD215  Visual Culture 

National College of Art and Design - NCAD 

300 
AD222  Interaction Design 

National College of Art and Design - NCAD 

 
AL600  Software Design 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

205 
AL601  Computer Engineering 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

196 
AL602  Mechanical Engineering 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

258 
AL604  Civil Engineering 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

252 
AL630  Pharmacy Technician 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

306 
AL631  Dental Nursing 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

326 
AL632  Science (Bioscience/Chemistry) 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

243 
AL650  Business 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

210 
AL651  Music and Instrument Technology 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

 
AL660  Culinary Arts 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

 
AL661  Bar Supervision 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

 
AL663  Business (Sport and Recreation) 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

183 
AL701  ICT Engineering - Electronics & Wireless / Network Mgt / Computer Engineering 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

235 
AL704  Computer Engineering 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

205 
AL705  Software Development (Mobile Apps and Connected Devices) 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

206 
AL710  Mechanical Engineering 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

242 
AL711  Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

231 
AL712  Mechatronics 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

253 
AL713  Engineering (Common Entry) 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

245 
AL721  Civil Engineering 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

217 
AL730  Biotechnology 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

206 
AL731  Veterinary Nursing 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

410 
AL733  Forensic Toxicology - Cancelled 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

 
AL734  Pharmaceutical Sciences (Drug Development and Analysis) 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

225 
AL740  Exercise and Health Science 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

302 
AL751  Digital Marketing 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

226 
AL752  Business 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

228 
AL761  Hotel and Leisure Management 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

219 
AL763  Graphic Design 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

626 
AL764  Early Years Care and Education 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

270 
AL765  Applied Social Studies in Social Care 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

281 
AL801  Software Design (Game Development or Cloud Computing) 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

304 
AL802  Software Design with Cloud Computing 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

301 
AL803  Software Design with Mobile Apps and Connected Devices 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

309 
AL805  Network Management and Cloud Infrastructure 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

329 
AL810  Quantity Surveying 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

307 
AL820  Mechanical and Polymer Engineering 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

300 
AL830  General Nursing 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

410 
AL832  Psychiatric Nursing 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

387 
AL836  Health Science with Nutrition 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

352 
AL837  Sports Science with Exercise Physiology 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

351 
AL838  Biotechnology 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

303 
AL839  Microbiology 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

322 
AL840  Pharmaceutical Science 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

328 
AL841  Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

423 
AL842  Bioveterinary Science 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

310 
AL843  Physical Activity and Health Science 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

310 
AL844  Toxicology and Analytical Sciences - Cancelled 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

 
AL850  Business 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

307 
AL851  Business and Law 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

301 
AL852  Accounting with Optional Placement 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

305 
AL853  Accounting & Law 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

305 
AL855  Hospitality Management (with International Placement) 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

312 
AL856  Food, Business and Technology - Cancelled 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

 
AL858  Business Information Systems - Cancelled 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

 
AL860  Social Care Practice 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

310 
AL861  Animation and Illustration 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

615 
AL862  Design, Technology and Innovation - Cancelled 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

 
AL863  Graphic Design 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

703 
AL864  Early Years Care and Education 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

306 
AL870  Applied Psychology 

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT 

409 
BN001  Electronics and Computer Engineering 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

180 
BN002  Computing (Information Technology) 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

182 
BN003  Business 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

180 
BN009  Mechatronic Engineering 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

188 
BN010  Business and Information Technology 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

183 
BN011  Applied Social Studies in Social Care 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

270 
BN012  Computer Engineering 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

180 
BN013  Computing (Information Technology) 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

108 
BN014  Business 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

182 
BN015  Engineering - Common Entry 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

126 
BN016  Business - Common Entry 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

134 
BN017  International Business 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

180 
BN020  Sports Management and Coaching 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

232 
BN021  Creative Digital Media 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

180 
BN022  Horticulture 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

179 
BN023  Accounting and Finance 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

241 
BN025  Community and Youth Development 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

152 
BN030  Early Childhood Care and Education 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

231 
BN034  Digital Forensics and Cyber Security 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

188 
BN040  Digital Marketing 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

180 
BN049  Product Innovation and Design 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

203 
BN101  Business 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

252 
BN103  Business and Information Technology 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

254 
BN104  Computing (Information Technology) 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

260 
BN107  Applied Social Studies in Social Care 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

300 
BN108  Engineering (Common Entry) 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

270 
BN109  Business (Common Entry) 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

260 
BN110  International Business 

TU Dublin - Blanchardstown 

253 
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