Dunboyne College of Further EducationPre-University Arts / Teaching QQI Level 5

Pre-University Arts / Teaching QQI Level 5

1 Year full time course
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept 2023 - May 2024

Course description

Education and Training 5M3635 or General Studies 5M3114

Students on Education and Training courses at Dunboyne College benefit from close links with Maynooth University and can access a range of academic and student supports across both campuses. Our one-year course, similar to our other arts programme, aims to prepare students for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges but also lay foundations for those who want to pursue a career as either a primary or post-primary teacher. While the course also prepares students for entry to employment in a range of settings, it is mainly aimed at those who want to pursue careers in the education and training arena. By progressing to an arts degree or education and training qualification, and then on to a post graduate qualification, students can access the many opportunities in the world of education and training. This course basically lays the foundation for those who know education is their first choice of career.


• Concepts in Education and Training • Communications • Work Experience • Research and Study Skills • Psychology • Understanding Special Needs • Interpersonal and Group Behaviour • Approaches to Early Childhood Education • Language Options: Gaeilge, French, Spanish • English Literature

CERTIFICATION: • QQI Level 5 in Education and Training 5M3635 or General Studies 5M3114


There are now over 175 places in First Arts in Maynooth, 30 places in UCD as well as numerous places in Universities including DCU, UCC, and a large range of other degree courses available in Universities for students who hold a QQI qualification in Education and Training. There are also opportunities in education, training, European administration, as well as in the business world. The following may be offered as options on this course • Irish Option Available • Home Economics Option Available • PE Option Available • Digital Presentations Marino: CM010 Education Studies (Level 8, 4 Years), Marino: CM020 Early Childhood St. Nicholas: NM801 Montessori Education (Level 8, 4 Years) Education (Level8, 4 Years) Atlantic Technological University St. Angela’s College Sligo (NUIG): AS001/002/003 Home Economics Teacher Education (Level 9, 5 Years) Munster Technological University Tralee: TL871 Health & Leisure Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) With progression link to PME Physical Education Teaching – University of Limerick TUD Blanchardstown: BN118TU993 Early Childhood Care and Education (Level 8, 4 Years) * Developmental work is currently underway to implement direct and guaranteed pathways into the teacher-training programmes in Maynooth University and other Higher Education Institutions including the Maynooth University Level 6 Think about Teaching Foundation Certificate.


• Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants may be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

Graduates from this course may gain entry to the BSc Education and Training at DCU. While there is no direct link to primary teaching from QQI, students on completion of the Level 5 award, may apply through the CAO for a range of available courses as part of the newly expanded QQI Links scheme. These include Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies at Marino Institute of Education, Post-Primary Teacher Education at DCU and Arts Degrees at DCU, Maynooth and UCD. There are also a large range of other degree courses available in Universities throughout the country. On successful completion of an undergraduate degree students can then apply for the Postgraduate Masters in Education (PME) which enables them to qualify as a primary or post-primary teacher and register with the Teaching Council. • History • Word Processing • Digital Presentations


Maynooth: MH101 Arts (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN520 Arts (Level 8, 3 Years) Munster Technological University Cork: MT930 Home Economics & Business Teaching (Level 8, 5 Years) DCU: DC 015 Post Primary Teacher Arts, Law and Teaching Department

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie


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