Pre-Primary or Pre-Secondary Teaching

Pre-Primary or Pre-Secondary Teaching

Educational and Training 5M3635 or General Studies 5M3114

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 in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

  • 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 andTraining 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