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Garda Vetting

A number of programmes offered by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), especially in the areas of medicine, health, social work and education, require students to undertake placements that will bring them into contact with children or vulnerable adults and in which they will assume positions of trust. To ensure the protection of the public, and justify public trust and confidence, the HEIs are committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake these programmes.

The HEIs use the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) vetting service to assess the suitability of such applicants, and in some cases, may also require applicants to provide an enhanced disclosure by the completion of an affidavit. Therefore, offers on the following programmes are conditional and could subsequently be withdrawn if applicants do not meet the Garda Vetting requirements of the HEI.

This is not an exhaustive list. It is compiled from the information provided to CAO to date by the HEIs. Contact the appropriate HEI for further information.

Courses requiring Garda Clearance for 2019 entry: **
AD202Education & Design or Fine Art (Second Level Teaching)
AL630Pharmacy Technician
AL830General Nursing
AL832Psychiatric Nursing
AL837Sports Science with Exercise Physiology
AL860Social Care Practice
AS001Education, Home Economics and Biology - with concurrent Teacher Ed
AS002Education, Home Economics and Religious Ed - with concurrent Teacher Ed
AS003Education, Home Economics and Irish - with concurrent Teacher Ed
AS110General Nursing
AS130Intellectual Disability Nursing
BN011Applied Social Studies in Social Care
BN020Sports Management and Coaching
BN025Community and Youth Development
BN030Early Childhood Care and Education
BN107Applied Social Studies in Social Care
BN111Sports Management and Coaching
BN115Community and Youth Development
BN118Early Childhood Care and Education
CI001Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies (Limerick)
CI002Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies (Limerick)
CI005Counselling Skills and Youth Studies (Limerick)
CI101Counselling and Psychotherapy (Limerick)
CK111Early Years and Childhood Studies
CK114Social Science (Youth and Community Work) - 3 years
CK115Social Work - Mature Applicants only
CK116Sports Studies and Physical Education
CK701Medicine (Undergraduate Entry - HPAT required)
CK704Occupational Therapy
CK705Speech and Language Therapy
CK706Public Health Sciences
CK710General Nursing
CK712Children`s and General Nursing (Integrated)
CK720Mental Health Nursing
CK730Intellectual Disability Nursing
CK791Medicine - Graduate Entry (GAMSAT required)
CM001Education - Primary Teaching
CM002Education - Primary Teaching - Gaeltacht Applicants
CM003Oideachas - Bunmhúinteoireacht Trí Mheán na Gaeilge
CM004Oideachas - Bunmhúinteoireacht Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (daltaí Gaeltachta)
CM010Education Studies
CM020Early Childhood Education
CR031Social Care
CR620Early Childhood Education and Care
CW017Applied Social Studies - Professional Social Care (Wexford)
CW028Early Childhood Education and Care (Wexford)
CW068Applied Social Studies - Professional Social Care (Wexford)
CW106Physiology and Health Science
CW116Pharmacy Technician Studies
CW178Sport Science (options)
CW188Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy
CW717Applied Social Studies - Professional Social Care
CW748Early Childhood Education and Care
CW758Applied Social Studies - Professional Social Care
CW807Sport Coaching and Business Management - GAA (portfolio)
CW817Sport Coaching and Business Management - Rugby (portfolio)
CW827Sport Coaching and Business Management - Soccer (portfolio)
CW858Sports Management and Coaching (options, portfolio)
DC001Education - Early Childhood Education
DC002Education - Primary Teaching
DC003Education - Primary Teaching - Gaeltacht Applicants
DC004Education - Primary Teaching (Church of Ireland Centre formerly CICE)
DC005Education - Primary Teaching - Irish Sign Language
DC010Post Primary Teacher Education - Religious Education and English
DC011Post Primary Teacher Education - Religious Education and History
DC012Post Primary Teacher Education - Religious Education and Music
DC013Post Primary Teacher Ed - Gaeilge with French/German/Spanish
DC202Sport Science and Health
DC203Science Education
DC204Athletic Therapy and Training
DC205Physical Education with Biology
DC206Physical Education with Mathematics
DC209Health and Society
DC215General Nursing
DC216Mental Health Nursing
DC217Intellectual Disability Nursing
DC218Children`s and General Nursing (Integrated)
DC235Education and Training - Daytime Delivery Mode (full-time)
DK763Sport, Exercise and Enterprise
DK767Community Youth Work
DK862Social Care
DK870General Nursing
DK872Intellectual Disability Nursing
DK874Mental Health Nursing
DK876Early Childhood Studies
DK880Health and Physical Activity
DN262Human Nutrition
DN400Medicine - Undergraduate Entry (HPAT required)
DN401Medicine - Graduate Entry (GAMSAT required)
DN411Radiography - Graduate Entry
DN430Sport and Exercise Management
DN450General Nursing
DN451Children`s and General Nursing (Integrated)
DN453Mental Health Nursing
DT204Biomedical Science
DT223Human Nutrition and Dietetics
DT225Public Health Nutrition
DT229Clinical Measurement Science
DT411Leisure Management
DT491Environmental Health
DT571Social Care
DT572Early Childhood Education
GA773Physics and Instrumentation
GA783Physics and Instrumentation
GA785Medical Science
GA790Sport and Exercise Science
GA791Public Health Nutrition
GA870Outdoor Education and Leisure - Mayo Campus
GA871Early Childhood Care and Education - Mayo Campus
GA879Applied Social Care - Mayo Campus
GA880General Nursing - Mayo Campus
GA882Psychiatric Nursing - Mayo Campus
GA885Outdoor Education - Mayo Campus
GA889Applied Social Care - Mayo Campus
GA890Early Childhood Care and Education - Mayo Campus
GA980Education (Design Graphics and Construction) - Letterfrack Campus
GY109Arts (Mathematics and Education)
GY110Arts with Children’s Studies
GY113Arts with Human Rights
GY120Arts (Child, Youth and Family: Policy and Practice)
GY121Arts (Children’s Studies)
GY303Biomedical Science
GY501Medicine (five year/six year course, HPAT required)
GY502Occupational Therapy
GY503Speech and Language Therapy
GY504Podiatric Medicine
GY515General Nursing (Galway and Portiuncula)
GY516Mental Health Nursing
LC228Sports Development and Coaching
LC290Community Sport Development
LC292Social Care Work
LC293Business Studies with Travel and Tourism Management
LC294Business Studies with Event Management
LC295Business Studies with Sports Management
LC297Community Development
LC393Early Childhood Education & Care
LC401Early Childhood Education & Care (Thurles)
LC402Social Care Work (Thurles)
LC422Sports Strength and Conditioning (Thurles)
LC423Sports Strength and Conditioning (Thurles)
LC432Early Childhood Education & Care (Thurles)
LC602Social Care Work (Ennis)
LC603Early Childhood Education & Care (Ennis)
LC612Social Care Work (Ennis)
LC613Early Childhood Education & Care (Ennis)
LM026Performing Arts (audition required)
LM038Psychology and Sociology
LM089Sport and Exercise Sciences
LM090Physical Education with concurrent Teacher Education
LM092Science with Teacher Ed (Biology with Physics/Chemistry/Ag Science)
LM094Materials and Architectural Technology with concurrent Teacher Education
LM095Materials and Engineering Technology with concurrent Teacher Education
LM096Science with Teacher Ed (Physical Sciences with Chemistry and Physics)
LM101Medicine - Graduate Entry (GAMSAT required)
LM103Paramedic Studies (B and C1 Drivers Licence)
LM150General Nursing
LM152Mental Health Nursing
LM154Intellectual Disability Nursing
LY206Sports Studies
LY228Sports and Exercise (Common Entry)
LY806Pharmacy Technician
LY816Dental Nursing
LY906Early Childhood Care, Health and Education
LY908General Nursing
LY916Health and Social Care
LY918Psychiatric Nursing
LY928Intellectual Disability Nursing
LY968Early Childhood Care, Health and Education
LY978Health & Social Care (Common Entry)
MH001Education - Primary Teaching (Froebel)
MH002Education - Primary Teaching - Gaeltacht Applicants (Froebel)
MH116Community and Youth Work (Full-Time)
MH212Science/Computer Science/Mathematics (with Education) - options
MH802Community and Youth Work (part-time, in service
MI001Contemporary & Applied Theatre Studies
MI005Education - Primary Teaching
MI006Education - Primary Teaching (Gaeltacht Applicants)
MI007Early Childhood Care and Education
MI008Education and Psychology - Primary Teaching
MI009Education, Business Studies and Accounting (Thurles Campus)
MI010Education, Business Studies and Religious Studies (Thurles Campus)
MI011Education, Irish and Religious Studies (Thurles Campus)
MI012Education, Irish and Business Studies (Thurles Campus)
MI013Education, Mathematics and Gaeilge (Thurles Campus)
NM701Montessori Education
PC404Applied Social Studies - Professional Social Care
PC405Social, Political and Community Studies
RC001Medicine - Undergraduate Entry (HPAT required)
RC101Medicine - Graduate Entry (GAMSAT required)
SG134Applied Sport with Business
SG135Business in Tourism with Event Management
SG147Sport with Business
SG148Tourism with Event Management
SG235Performing Arts (Theatre Design)
SG236Performing Arts (Acting)
SG241Performing Arts
SG242Early Childhood Care and Education
SG243Social Care Practice
SG435Health Science and Physiology
SG447Health Science and Physical Activity
TA025Social Care Practice
TA316Sports Science and Health
TA327Sports Science and Health
TL652Pharmacy Technician
TL771Health and Leisure (Degree Award Options)
TL772Health and Leisure with Massage
TL773Coaching and Sports Performance
TL780Early Childhood Care and Education
TL781Social Care
TL851Wildlife Biology (Degree Award options)
TL855Pharmaceutical Science (Degree Award options)
TL871Health and Leisure (Degree Award options)
TL872Health and Leisure with Massage
TL873Coaching and Sports Performance
TL880Early Childhood Care and Education
TL881Social Care
TL889Counselling with Addiction - Mature applicants only
TL890General Nursing and Mature Applicants
TL891Mental Health Nursing and Mature Applicants
TR007Clinical Speech and Language Studies
TR009Music Education
TR016Deaf Studies
TR051Medicine (HPAT required)
TR052Dental Science
TR054Occupational Therapy
TR055Radiation Therapy
TR084Social Studies (Social Work)
TR091General Nursing (Meath and St James`s)
TR093General Nursing (Adelaide School of Nursing)
TR095Mental Health Nursing
TR097Intellectual Disability Nursing
TR801Dental Nursing
TR802Dental Hygiene
TR911Children`s and General Nursing (Integrated)
WD005Health Sciences (options)
WD006Exercise Sciences (options)
WD018Applied Social Care
WD019Recreation and Sport Management
WD116General Nursing
WD117Psychiatric Nursing
WD120Intellectual Disability Nursing
WD149Early Childhood Studies
WD186Sports Coaching and Performance
WD188Applied Health Care
WD192Social Care Practice
WD212Recreation and Sport Management

** This is not an exhaustive list. It is compiled from the information provided to CAO to date by the HEIs. Contact the appropriate HEI for further information.