This course serves as a pre-university pathway for both primary and post-primary teaching, catering especially to individuals aspiring to embark on a career as educators in these levels. It will also be beneficial for mature students seeking a career change towards teaching. It is designed to equip participants for their educational journey, moulding them into compassionate and inspirational teachers and educators.

Programme Modules

  • Concepts in Education and Training 5N3631
  • Interpersonal and Group Behaviour 5N3632
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Psychology 5N0754
  • Research and Study Skills 5N3113
  • English Literature 5N3249
  • Irish 5N1631
  • Maths 5N11833

Course Duration

This is a full-time one-year course which runs from September to May.

Entry Requirements

A Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent is required, although exceptions are given to mature students who are over 23 years of age. Entry is subject to interview.


There are no fees to study this course.

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