The best score for each applicant is calculated and the results are forwarded to the CAO in July of each year.
You can calculate your score using the free online points calculator at www.careersportal.ie/qqi/, which is based on the following scoring system:
Each level 5 and level 6 component is scored:
- 3.25 for a Distinction
- 2.16 for a Merit
- 1.08 for a Pass
This number is then multiplied by the individual component credit value to a maximum of 120 credits (a total of 390 points).
It may be easiest to multiply the individual component credit value by 3 for Distinction, 2 for Merit, and 1 for Pass, multiplying by 13 and dividing by 12.