Pre-Primary or Pre-Secondary Teaching Level 5

Price: POA
Duration: Academic year Sept 2020 - May 2021
Further Education and PLC

Course description

What is Education and Training?

This one-year course, similar to our other arts programme, aims to prepare
participants 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 secondary 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.

Course Content
The following modules will be offered:
• Concepts in Education and Training • Communications
• Work Experience • Research and Study Skills
• Psychology • Word Processing
• Interpersonal and Group Behaviour • English or History option
• Approaches to Early Childhood Education
• Information and Communications Systems

QQI Level 5 in Education and Training 5M3635

Career Opportunities
There are now over 140 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, 25 places
in UCD as well as numerous places in Maynooth University, DCU, UCC,
and many local IT colleges 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.
Graduates from this course may gain entry to the BSc Education and Training
at DCU. On completion of the Level 5 award students 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 and IT colleges
throughout the country.

Higher Education Progression
DCU: DC235 Education and Training (Level 8, 4 Years)
DCU: DC009 Joint Arts (Level 8, 3 Years)
Marino: CM010 Education Studies (Level 8, 4 Years)

Entry Requirements
Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other
equivalent qualification • All applicants will be interviewed regardless
of previous qualifications • Apply directly at

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