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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 Therefore, offers on the following programmes are conditional and could subsequently be withdrawn if applicants do not meet the Garda Vetting requirements of the HEI.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 2023 entry: **
AD202Education & Art or Design (Portfolio,Second Level Teaching)
AU170Health Science with Physiotherapy Studies
AU171Health Science with Occupational Therapy Studies
AU172Health Science with Dietetics Studies
AU173Dental Nursing
AU174Pharmacy Technician
AU190Early Childhood Care, Health and Education
AU191Health and Social Care
AU290Inclusive Practice for Special Needs Assistance
AU320Sports and Exercise - Common Entry
AU380General Nursing
AU381Mental Health Nursing
AU382Intellectual Disability Nursing
AU491Early Childhood Education and Care
AU575Physics and Instrumentation
AU590Outdoor Education and Leisure
AU592Early Childhood Education and Care
AU593Applied Social Care
AU620Education (Art and Design and Communication Graphics)
AU662Sport and Exercise Science
AU663Public Health Nutrition
AU664Sports Coaching
AU671Medical Science
AU675Physics and Instrumentation
AU680Education (Design, Graphics and Construction)
AU690General Nursing
AU691Psychiatric Nursing
AU692Outdoor Education
AU695Early Childhood Education and Care
AU696Applied Social Care
AU803International Tourism and Event Management
AU804Applied Sport with Business
AU823Performing Arts (Acting)
AU824Performing Arts (Theatre Design)
AU861Health Science and Physiology
AU903Sport with Business
AU905Tourism and Event Management
AU916Sociology and Politics
AU917English and Psychology
AU918Social Care Practice
AU919Early Education and Care
AU929Writing and Literature (Portfolio)
AU931Performing Arts
AU971Health Science and Physical Activity
AU973Clinical Measurement Physiology
AU985Education, Home Economics and Biology - with concurrent Teacher Education
AU986Education, Home Economics and Religious Ed - with concurrent Teacher Education
AU987Education, Home Economics and Irish - with concurrent Teacher Education
AU988Education, Home Economics - with concurrent Teacher Education
AU991General Nursing
AU992Intellectual Disability Nursing
CI110Counselling and Psychotherapy
CI111Counselling and Psychotherapy with Addiction Studies
CI112Counselling and Psychotherapy with Youth Studies
CK111Early Years and Childhood Studies
CK114Social Science (Youth and Community Work)
CK115Social Work - Mature Applicants only
CK124Education - Gaeilge
CK125Physical Education, Sports Studies and Arts
CK413Science Education
CK701Medicine (Undergraduate Entry- HPAT required)
CK702Dentistry
CK703Pharmacy
CK704Occupational Therapy
CK705Speech and Language Therapy
CK706Public Health Sciences
CK710General Nursing
CK712Children`s and General Nursing (Integrated)
CK720Mental Health Nursing
CK730Intellectual Disability Nursing
CK740Midwifery
CK791Medicine (Graduate Entry) - GAMSAT Required
CM001Education - Primary Teaching
CM002Education - Primary Teaching - Gaeltacht Applicants
CM003Oideachas - Bunmhúinteoireacht - Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (TEG)
CM004Oideachas - Bunmhúinteoireacht - Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (daltaí Gaeltachta, TEG)
CM010Education Studies
CM020Early Childhood Education
DC001Education - Early Childhood Education
DC002Education - Primary Teaching
DC003Education - Primary Teaching - Gaeltacht Applicants
DC004Education - Primary Teaching – CIC (Church of Ireland Centre formerly CICE)
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 Education – Gaeilge and French, German or Spanish
DC202Sport Science and Health
DC203Science Education
DC204Athletic Therapy and Training
DC205Physical Education with Biology
DC206Physical Education with Mathematics
DC208Psychology
DC209Health and Society
DC215General Nursing
DC216Mental Health Nursing
DC217Intellectual Disability Nursing
DC218Children`s and General Nursing (Integrated)
DC235Education and Training
DK763Sport, Exercise and Enterprise
DK767Community Youth Work
DK860Music
DK862Social Care
DK870General Nursing
DK872Intellectual Disability Nursing
DK874Mental Health Nursing
DK876Early Childhood Studies
DK877Midwifery
DK880Health and Physical Activity
DN262Human Nutrition
DN400Medicine – Undergraduate Entry (HPAT required)
DN401Medicine – Graduate Entry (GAMSAT required)
DN410Radiography
DN411Radiography – Graduate Entry
DN420Physiotherapy
DN430Sport and Exercise Management
DN450General Nursing
DN451Children`s and General Nursing (Integrated)
DN452Midwifery
DN453Mental Health Nursing
DN760Education (options)
GY109Arts (Mathematics and Education)
GY110Arts (Children and Youth Studies - options)
GY113Arts with Human Rights
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
GY517Midwifery
LM089Sport and Exercise Sciences
LM090Physical Education with concurrent Teacher Education
LM091Languages with concurrent Teacher Education
LM092Science with concurrent Teacher Education
LM094Graphics and Construction Technology with concurrent Teacher Education
LM095Graphics, Engineering and Technology with concurrent Teacher Education
LM096Science with concurrent Teacher Education (Physical Sciences with Chemistry and Physics)
LM097Mathematics and Computer Science with concurrent Teacher Education
LM100Physiotherapy
LM101Medicine (Graduate Entry) - GAMSAT Required
LM103Paramedic Studies (Full B/Provisional C1 Drivers Licence)
LM105Exercise & Health Fitness Management
LM131BA in Irish Music (Audition required)
LM132BA in Irish Dance (Audition required)
LM133BA in Contemporary Dance (Audition required)
LM134BA in Voice (Audition required)
LM135BA in World Music (Audition required)
LM150General Nursing
LM152Mental Health Nursing
LM154Intellectual Disability Nursing
LM156Midwifery
MH001Education - Primary Teaching (Froebel)
MH002Education - Primary Teaching - Gaeltacht Applicants (Froebel)
MH003Early Childhood - Teaching & Learning (full-time)
MH116Community and Youth Work (Full-Time)
MH212Science/Maths and Computer Sc/Maths and Applied Maths (with Education - options)
MI003Psychology
MI004Education – Primary Teaching - International
MI005Education - Primary Teaching
MI006Education - Primary Teaching - Gaeltacht Applicants
MI007Early Childhood Care and Education
MI008Education and Psychology - Primary Teaching
MI009Education, Business Studies and Accounting
MI010Education, Business Studies and Religious Studies
MI011Education, Gaeilge and Religious Studies
MI012Education, Gaeilge and Business Studies
MI013Education, Mathematics and Gaeilge
MI014Education, Mathematics and Business Studies
MI015Education, Home Economics and Business Studies
MT511Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences
MT512Health and Exercise Sciences with Massage Therapy
MT513Coaching and Sports Performance
MT514Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity
MT571Early Childhood Education and Care
MT572Early Childhood Care and Education
MT573Social Care Work
MT574Social Care
MT682Science - Pharmacy Technician
MT872Pharmaceutical Science
MT880Wildlife Biology
MT910Sport and Exercise Management
MT911Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences
MT912Health and Exercise Sciences with Massage Therapy
MT913Coaching and Sports Performance
MT914Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity
MT915Coaching Science and Sports Pedagogy
MT925Counselling with Addiction (Mature applicants only - Delivered in Galilee House of Studies, Athy, Co Kildare)
MT926General Nursing
MT927Mental Health Nursing
MT930Home Economics and Business (First three years in MTU; Final two years in UCC)
MT970Montessori Education
MT971Early Childhood Education and care
MT974Social Care
NC030Early Childhood Education and Care
NM701Montessori Education
NM801Montessori Education
PC404Applied Social Studies - Professional Social Care
PC405Social, Political and Community Studies
RC001Medicine - Undergraduate Entry (HPAT required)
RC004Physiotherapy
RC005Pharmacy
RC006Advanced Therapeutic Technologies
RC101Medicine - Graduate Entry (GAMSAT required)
SE900Health Sciences
SE901Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy
SE902Exercise Sciences
SE903Strength and Conditioning
SE904Sports Coaching and Performance
SE905Sport and Exercise Science
SE906Recreation and Sport Management
SE907Sports Management and Coaching (Gaelic Games - Portfolio)
SE908Sports Management and Coaching (Rugby - Portfolio)
SE909Sports Management and Coaching (Football - Portfolio)
SE911Early Childhood Care and Education
SE912Early Childhood Education and Practice
SE913Early Childhood Education and Practice
SE914Psychiatric Nursing
SE915General Nursing
SE916Intellectual Disability Nursing
SE917Applied Social Studies in Professional Social Care
SE918Professional Social Care Practice
SE919Social Care Practice
SE926Professional Social Care Practice
SE927Applied Social Care
SE928Applied Health Care
SE929Sport Coaching and Business Management (Gaelic Games - Portfolio)
SE930Sport Coaching and Business Management (Rugby - Portfolio)
SE931Sport Coaching and Business Management (Football - Portfolio)
SE933Recreation and Sport Management
SE934Early Childhood Education and Practice
SE935Early Childhood Education and Practice
SE936Physiology and Health Science
SE937Pharmacy Technician Studies
TR007Clinical Speech and Language Studies
TR009Music Education
TR016Deaf Studies
TR051Medicine (HPAT required)
TR052Dental Science
TR053Physiotherapy
TR054Occupational Therapy
TR055Radiation Therapy
TR072Pharmacy
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)
TR913Midwifery
TU735Sports Management and Coaching
TU736Sports Science and Health
TU737Sports Studies
TU761Ophthalmic Dispensing
TU790Early Childhood Education and Care (campus options)
TU791Applied Social Studies in Social Care
TU792Community and Youth Development
TU867Medical Science
TU868Clinical Measurement Science
TU869Environmental Health
TU870Human Nutrition and Dietetics
TU871Optometry
TU872Public Health Nutrition
TU935Sports Management and Coaching
TU936Sports Science and Health
TU962Drama (Performance - Audition)
TU963Music (Audition)
TU989Early Childhood Education and Care (campus options)
TU991Applied Social Studies in Social Care
TU992Community Development and Youth Work
TU995Early Childhood Education
TU996Social Care
TU997Applied Social Care
US613Business (Sport and Recreation)
US640Sports Development and Coaching
US660Pharmacy Technician
US661Dental Nursing
US780Early Years Care and Education
US781Social Care Work
US782Applied Social Studies in Social Care
US785Sports Development and Performance
US786Applied Sports Science with Strength and Conditioning
US787Business Studies with Sports Management
US788Exercise and Health Science
US801Art and Design Teacher Education (Offered jointly by TUS and UL - Portfolio)
US877General Nursing
US878Mental Health Nursing
US920Social Care Work
US921Social Care Practice
US922Social Care Work
US923Social Care Work
US926Early Years Care and Education
US927Early Childhood Education and Care
US928Community and Addiction Studies
US940Business Studies with Travel and Tourism Management
US941Business Studies with Event Management
US950Nutrition and Health Science
US951Sports Science with Exercise Physiology
US953Business Studies with Sports Management
US956Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy
US957Physical Activity and Health Science
US958Applied Sports Science with Strength and Conditioning
US959Applied Sports Science with Performance Technology

** 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.