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New Points Scale from 2017

A Revised Common Points Scale for entry into higher education will apply to students
who sit the Leaving Cert. from 2017.

Full details of the revised scale and an information leaflet for students are available on

NAPD Leader May 2015

The latest edition of Leader is now available to download or view in the members area.


Garda Vetting


Advance Preparation for the Forthcoming Statutory Garda Vetting Requirements

The Department has published (23 April 2015) Circular 0026/2015 - Advance preparations for the commencement of statutory requirements for Garda vetting under the National Vetting Bureau(Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (the Vetting Act) which outlines preparations being put in place in advance of the forthcoming statutory Garda vetting requirements.

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Prescribed Material for State Exams 2017

The prescribed material for the Junior & Leaving Cert. Exams in 2017 is available on the link below des logo

2017 Exams Prescribed Material


Leader Archive

The December issue of The Leader is now available in the members area for download. 

To access a full archive of all leader publications.  Login > Click on Publications > Click on The leader - Full Publications. You will be presented with a full archive of all leader publications. Click on any thumbnail to access that leader edition. 



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