Points have been increased for most college courses across the country 2 weeks ago

Points have been increased for most college courses across the country

This could see some miss out on their chosen course.

Only a few days after Sixth Year students across the country finally received their Leaving Cert results another factor has come into play which could see some prospective students miss out on their chosen courses.

With the news that this year has seen some of the highest results on record many colleges have taken the step to increase the points required to attend certain courses.


With the Leaving Cert being unconventional this year many students breathed a sigh of relief when receiving their results believing the stress of the last year to be over.

Now with many colleges hiking up CAO points on many of their courses students have yet another thing to be concerned about.

Some courses which have seen an increase in required points include General Nursing in DCU  which has jumped 40 points from 414 last year to 454.

Law in Trinity has also increased to 566 points, up from 533 last year.

Those wishing to enter into Primary teaching have also seen a hike in St Pats which is now 26 points higher than last year at 488.

While some students have already been given an offer during the first round many may also find themselves affected by this new increase in points.

If you or your child has any concerns about this recent change in points you can contact the Department of Education though the link here.