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Pre-Teaching and Education Studies

Course Description

This course aims to provide learners with an insight in to the world of  teaching and education.  It is ideal for those considering a career or further studies in Primary Teaching, Secondary Teaching, Further Education Training or any other form of teaching and educating.  Participants will learn about the approaches to and concepts of Education and Training, Team-working, Research and Study Skills and the Psychology of People.

Course Duration

1 Year

Course Content

Year 1

Year 1 – QQI Level 5


Concepts in Education and Training

Work Experience

Training and Development Concepts

Research and Study Skills

Psychology of People

Approaches to Early Childhood Education


Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants: · Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate · or have reached the age of 18.

Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment. 

It allows students to create links with employers, ideally learners will gain work experience within a teaching/training environment.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements)

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply to work within any training, instructional, educational field.

Course Fees

Registration fee is €150. Government Levy €200 - exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance. Details of any other fees available on request from college office.


QQI Level 5 Education and Training

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