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Exam 2016 helpline is open from 8am

Posted by Francis O' Toole on August 22, 2016

 

Students Jessica Jechiu and Lars Jagar and John Anslow, eir, launching the helpline. Colm Mahady / Fennells
Students Jessica Jechiu and Lars Jagar and John Anslow, eir, launching the helpline. Colm Mahady / Fennells

Help is at hand for students or parents who have concerns about the next step to take. The National Parents’ Council post-primary Leaving Cert./CAO helpline – 1800 265 165 – is open from 8am-7pm today and tomorrow, and from 8am-1pm on Wednesday to provide guidance and support around the many issues that can arise for school-leavers at this time.

The Helpline, sponsored by the Irish Independent, the Department of Education and Skills and eir, will be staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. A representative of the grants agency, Susi, will deal with queries about grants.

Betty McLaughlin, President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors
Betty McLaughlin, President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors

To complement the Helpline, Independent News and Media will run an interactive blog today from 7.30am: #indoexams2016 or email contact@independent.ie.

THE OPENING HOURS OF HELPLINE 2016

Monday August 22 8am-7pm

Tuesday August 23 8am-7pm

Wednesday August 24 8am-1pm

 

KEY DATES

Today (Monday)

  • 6am, CAO Round One released online. Offers will also arrive in today’s post and by SMS.

Tomorrow (Tuesday)

  • Deadline for return of applications to view Leaving Cert exam scripts.
  • 12 noon CAO available places open for application.

Monday, August 29

  • 5.15pm, Deadline for acceptance of Round One offer.

Wednesday, August 31

  • UCAS — Remaining offer conditions must be met and process of Adjustment ends.

Thursday, September 1

  • 6am, CAO Round 2 offers available online.

Friday and Saturday, September 2 & 3

  • Exam scripts will be available in school for viewing by applicants.

Wednesday, Sep 7

  • 5.15pm, Deadline for acceptance of Round 2 offers.
  • Deadline for applications for Leaving Cert results appeals.

Tuesday, September 20

  • 6pm, UCAS final deadline for 2016 entry.

Early October

  • Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released.

Wednesday, October 19

  • Final CAO offers are made

Irish Independent

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