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Available Places: Another Chance to Study at NCI in September

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 05 August 2022

Available Places through CAO to Study at NCI

If you missed the CAO deadline or you're unhappy with your previous course choices, you can submit an application for Available Places on the CAO website. 

What are Available Places?

Available Places are places that are still available on selected programmes for Leaving Cert students. This means you still have the option to choose to study at NCI in September!

What courses can you study at NCI as part of this programme?

BA (Hons) in Marketing Practice - NC020

Have you ever looked at the latest big brand advertising campaign and thought: I could do better than that? Marketing is central to our everyday lives, as organisations compete for attention with TV ads, sporting sponsorships, social media campaigns and more. This degree will allow you to understand these campaigns and the strategies behind them and give you the skills to work in this fast-paced area.

BSc (Hons) in Data Science - NC025

Data can be used to examine performance in key areas of a company, highlighting what’s most and least effective, and driving change based on evidence, rather than gut instinct. This honours degree will equip students with the skills to apply computing and analytical science in the pursuit of discovering new information by identifying patterns in data.

BSc (Hons) in Technology Management - NC023

The BSc (Hons) in Technology Management course is designed to enable students to develop and refine business, leadership, and managerial skills with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of management in a technology environment.

BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and Care - NC030

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to work with children and their families during their crucial early childhood years. This is a sector that is experiencing a growing demand, as research shows us the vital importance of early childhood education in shaping children and our society.

Higher Certificate in Data Science - NC105

This course will appeal to students who see the Higher Certificate as a progression route to a degree as graduates of this course can gain direct entry into year three of the BSc (Hons) in Data Science.

Higher Certificate in Science in Business Computing - NC104

This full-time course will also give you the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a professional career in the information and communications technology (ICT) and business sector in both Irish and multinational companies.

Who can apply for Available Places?

If you have already applied to the CAO this year but you have not selected the above courses then you can submit an Available Places application free of charge. You can also make an Available Places application if you haven't applied to the CAO before now for a fee of €45.

Watch this video for further information:

What are the minimum requirements?

Applicants do not need to meet the points requirements for these courses however, students need to meet the minimum entry requirements for the courses selected. Visit the course pages listed above and click the 'Minimum Entry Requirements' tab to find this information.

When are applications open?

The Available Place facility will re-open on 9th September at 12:00 noon. Keep an eye on the CAO website for any updates.

How can I apply for a place?

If you are an existing CAO applicant, you can insert the courses listed above into your current application in the 'My Application' section on the CAO website. New applicants need to visit the Available Places to submit an application.

One important thing to keep in mind is that you should place your course choices in order of preference, similar to your original application. Watch the video above for more details.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our courses listed under Available Places, you can contact our School Liaison Officer, Karen Campbell, directly by emailing and she will be happy to help!

Topics: CAO, School of Computing, Undergraduate, Leaving Certificate, Early Childhood Education