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Pre University Primary and Post Primary Teacher Training

NEW FOR 2023

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Childhood Education and Training 5M3635
Leaving Certificate Irish, Higher Level (optional)
Accredited Training in Lámh Sign Language Programme
Child Protection Training
Occupational First Aid
Manual Handling

Duration: One Year Full-Time - September to May

Coordinator: Caroline Regan

This Primary and Post Primary Teaching Preparation course enables students to progress to degree programmes in:

 

Primary School Teaching For learners who have achieved the minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirements for primary school teaching, but who did not achieve a H4 in Higher Level Irish. The learner will complete Leaving Certificate Higher Level Irish and will achieve the QQI Award in Childhood Education and Training 5M3635.

 

Post Primary School Teaching For learners wishing to use the QQI Award in Childhood Education and Training 5M3635 to gain entry to a career in post primary teaching through a variety of educational progression routes (see Educational Progression)

 

This course also leads to direct employment opportunities within the Early Childhood Education and Training sector (see Employment Opportunities)

 

Education Progression

Students may apply to the following courses where they have achieved the Leaving Certificate points and minimum entry requirements for primary school teaching in their Leaving Certificate exam. Where students did not achieve a H4 in Honours Irish, they may complete this subject again at SCFE and where successfully achieved they may apply to the following courses;
Marino Institute of Education Bachelor of Education Primary Teaching Level 8 CM001
DCU Institute of Education Bachelor of Education Primary Teaching Level 8 DC002
Maynooth University Bachelor of Education Primary Teaching Level 8 MH001
Mary Immaculate College Bachelor of Education Primary Teaching Level 8 MI005
Mary Immaculate College Bachelor of Ed. Education &Psychology Level 8 MI008
There is no direct QQI entry path to Primary School Teaching. Below are some examples of further progression options with this QQI level 5 award in Childhood Education and Training 5M3635
DCU Bachelor of Science in Education and Training G Level 8 DC235
DCU Post Primary Teacher Ed. in Religious Education &English G Level 8 DC010
DCU Post Primary Teacher Ed. in Religious Education &History G Level 8 DC011
Marino Institute of Education Education studies G Level 8 CM010
Marino Institute of Education Early Childhood Education G Level 8 CM020
TU Dublin Blanch/Tallaght Early Childhood Care and Education Level 8 TU989
Maynooth University Early Childhood Teaching &Learning G Level 8 MH003
Maynooth University Early Childhood Teaching &Learning G (Part-time) Level 8 MH801
NCAD* (Portfolio Required) Education and Design or Fine Art G Level 8 AD202
Garda Vetting may be required. Please visit www.cao.ie to review additional progression options. Additional Routes to Primary Teaching using this QQI level 5 award in Education and Training (5M3635) Where students have progressed and achieved their honours Bachelor Degree at level 8, they may then apply for a 2 year Professional Master of Education (Primary Teaching) programme. Students must meet the minimum entry requirements as determined by the individual colleges.
Marino Institute of Education Professional Master of Education Primary Teaching
DCU Professional Master of Education Primary Teaching
Maynooth University Professional Master of Education Primary Teaching
Mary Immaculate Professional Master of Education Primary Teaching
Hibernia College Professional Master of Education Primary Teaching
G Garda Vetting Required

For a more detailed list of progression options please www.cao.ie

Course modules are reviewed annually and may be subject to change