Course Description

Pre-University Teaching

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.

• 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


• QQI Level 5 in Education and Training 5M3635

CollegeDunboyne College of Further Education
Course LocationDunboyne, Meath
Course CategoryEducational & Teacher Training
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Start Date20th September 2021
Course End Date20th May 2022
Entry RequirementsENTRY 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
Carear PathCAREER 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) 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)
Course Code5M3635
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Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland. Eircode: A86 WC91

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Dunboyne, Dunboyne, Meath
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