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Top Tips for CAO

  • Choose courses in your genuine order of preference, based on your own career aspirations.
  • There are many advantages to using the CAO's online application system.
  • The normal closing date for applications (online or paper) is February 1st by 5.15pm. After the 1st May and until the 1st July  you may, if you wish, register a change of course choice. [However, you cannot add a restricted-application course for the first time using the Change of Mind process].
  • It is imperative that you research your course choices thoroughly. For CIT courses, be sure to consult the Institute's Full Time Handbook Entry for more information. Please click here to request a Handbook by post.
  • If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty you are encouraged to indicate this in your application as it will facilitate the Institute in addressing any specific support needs you may have.
  • You should retain a record of your application information as well as all correspondence with the CAO.
    If in doubt, check for clarification with your school guidance counsellor, subject teacher or the Institute itself.