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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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# Education
Students in Direct Provision no longer have to pay PLC international fees of €3,600
The contribution fee for Irish students is €200.
# Unemployed
Looking to upskill or retrain? New online portal launched for the unemployed, businesses and employees
Those on the PUP can sign up to courses without losing their payment.
# Education
Support package for 14,000 higher education places with reduced fees
Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has announced funding of €30 million to support part-time or post-graduate places.
# cao-2017
The CAO points are out - but remember, don't panic
It’s the first set of offers since a new points system was introduced.
There has been a plunge in the number of students who want to do nursing
A total of 76,086 applications were received by CAO 1 February.
# sponsored by nci
Thinking of a career change? Read this first
It’s a big change to make – but so worth it.
# courses
Poll: Should the CAO system be changed?
The Sunday Business Post is reporting this morning that colleges have been manipulating the admission system.
# decisions decisions
Nursing is the big loser in this year's CAO applications
The college application service has released details from the initial round of course choices
# decisions decisions
The CAO deadline has passed but no need for panic....
Late applications can still be submitted between March until May.
# Duolingo
This is the Irish course that has 200,000 people taking part
Duolingo launched the beta version of its Irish course during the summer, and its success has been down to five volunteers.
# Further Education
TUI: Wide variations in availability of Post Leaving Certificate courses needs to be addressed
The TUI found that while Cavan has one place for every 58 people, Offaly has one for every 1096.
CAO applications for business courses on the rise
There has been a drop in CAO applications in teaching and law, but the demand for business courses has risen.
Column: ‘I thought I did everything right – so why have I ended up here?’
Aoife O’Connor has gone to college, got good results, borrowed money to get more qualifications by doing a postgrad, but she still finds herself with no job. Here she asks why she can’t catch a break?