Taking Confusion Out of Course & Career Decisions 

​A step-by-step approach to choosing
CAO courses that are right for you

Drogheda Library
Tuesday, November 29th, 6 - 7.30pm

Free Masterclass

for 5th & 6th Year Students and Parents

Convention

Who is this masterclass aimed at?

5th and 6th Year Students who are not yet sure about what they want to do after finishing school or have not yet finalised their list of CAO courses. Questions might include:

  • Am I sure I want to go to college?

  • Am I sure I don’t want to go to college?

  • What are my alternatives?

  • What CAO courses best suit me?

  • What college is the best fit for me?

  • What is my Plan B?

  • Should I complete the Level 6/7 CAO Application?

  • How do I place my courses in order of preference?

  • How can I be sure that I choose the right courses?

  • What happens if I don’t like my course?

Parents of 5th & 6th Year Students who wish to support their teen make the best course and career decisions.

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We know that

  • School doesn’t sufficiently prepare most students for figuring out what they want to do after finishing school

  • Students, currently in the education system, face a far more challenging future than their predecessors

  • Transition from secondary school into higher education is challenging for many

  • Poor course choices can be costly at many levels

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What participants will learn

  • A step-by-step process for getting the most out of the CAO process

  • Common mistakes that school-leavers and parents make when considering courses and colleges

  • How to prepare for the challenges experienced by students in the transition from secondary school into higher education

Masterclass content

  • How prepared are Leaving Cert students for figuring out what they want to do after finishing school?

  • Starting college: what can go wrong? How to prevent problems from occurring?

  • The cost of going to college – using money wisely

  • Common mistakes that teenagers and their parents make in relation to courses and colleges?

  • What’s most important when choosing a course

  • What are the alternatives to going directly into full-time higher education?

  • How to get the most out of the CAO process – a step-by-step approach that works every time

 
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To book your place
please phone Drogheda Library
041 987 6162

Drogheda Library Tuesday, November 29th, 6 - 7.30pm

testimonials

"Anne gave an excellent career development workshop for parents, and I was one of the attendees. The workshops were perfectly geared towards giving parents the tools to support their children and help them make the best career choices, based on their interests - in a helpful, practical way'"

Mary 

My daughter Rachel attended Anne in preparation for CAO 2021. Anne gave her great insight into the whole process. Anne set tasks for Rachel to tease out of what areas was of interest to her. By Christmas, Rachel had decided the layout of her CAO application and it took a lot of pressure off the important study months. I would highly recommend Anne and her approach.

Lisa

Presented by Anne mangan

Anne is a Registered Career Development practitioner, with a special interest in helping young people get off to a great start in their career journey. She has over 30-years’ experience in higher education - as a tutor, programme director, educational developer, and educational consultant.

Aware of the challenges facing young people as they transition from secondary school into higher education, Anne helps teenagers figure out what they want to do and helps them devise a list of well researched CAO courses that are right for them.