Dunboyne College of Further EducationPre-University Teaching QQI Level 5

Pre-University Teaching QQI Level 5

Area:
Meath
Price: POA
Duration: Academic year Sept 2021 - May 2022
Type:
Further Education and PLC, QQI Level 5
Times:
1 Year

Course description

Pre-University Teaching
Education and Training 5M3635 or General Studies 5M3114

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 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.
COURSE CONTENT
• Concepts in Education and Training
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Research and Study Skills
• Psychology
• Word Processing
• Interpersonal and Group Behaviour
• Approaches to Early Childhood Education
• Language Option
• English Literature
• History
• Peer Mentoring
CERTIFICATION:
• QQI Level 5 in Education and Training 5M3635
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
There are now over 175 places in First Arts
in 30 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. 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 and
Institutes of Technology throughout the
country. Students can then apply for
the Postgraduate Masters in Education
(PME) which results in a qualified primary
or post primary teacher.
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER
EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
Maynooth: MH101 Arts (Level 8, 4 Years)
DCU: DC235 Education and Training
(Level 8, 4 Years)
DCU: DC009 Joint Arts (Level 8, 3
Years)
DCU: DC010/011/012/ Post Primary
Teacher Education – Religious
Education and English/ History/Music (
Level 8, 4 Years)
Marino: CM010 Education Studies
(Level 8, 4 Years),
Marino: CM020 Early Childhood
Education (Level8, 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 www.dunboynecollege.ie

St. Angela’s College Sligo (NUIG):
AS001/002/003 Home Economics
Teacher Education (Level 9, 5 Years)
TU Dublin Blanchardstown:
BN118TU993 Early Childhood Care and
Education (Level 8, 4 Years)


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