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Entry Requirement and Application Process

Entry Requirement

  • An honours degree at level 8 or equivalent
  • Interview with the programme director
  • Additional requirements as set out below

Application Process

  • You need to first submit the online application form.
  • Admission will contact the applicants for general supporting documents required in the application, including previous qualifications, undergraduate transcripts, details of two referees, and so on. 
  • The applicants will be called to the interview with the programme director.
  • Additional documents will be required following the interview. 
    • A cover letter outlining your teaching experience to date, or a writing statement of why you choose to be a teacher and what attributes you possess to make you a successful teacher if you have had no teaching experience.
    • A proposed placement plan including the name of host institutions and intended mentoring teacher.
    • A completed Garda Vetting application form.

Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) Scheme

Candidates not meeting the entry requirements by means of academic qualification may be considered based on relevant work experience. These applicants may have intensive work/life experiences, which allied to their own natural learning ability and commitment would indicate that they have achieved learning outcomes equivalent to the formal entry requirements. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience.

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