• Code:HO
  • CertificationQQI Level 5 Award in Education and Training (5M3635)
  • Duration:One Year


The purpose of this award is to enable learners to acquire the knowledge, skill and
competence to engage with the education and training sector gaining an appreciation
of underpinning philosophies and requirements, to consider professional practice
and development opportunities, and or to progress to further or higher education
in the field.
There are many limbs to teacher training from this course.

Programme of Study

• Concepts in Education and Training
• Interpersonal and Group Behaviour
• Training and Development Contexts
• Peer Mentoring
• Psychology
• Research and study skills
• Word Processing
• Communications
• Work Experience
Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:
• Leaving Certificate (minimum of five 06/H7’s or combination of five 06/H7’s) or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered
• Leaving Certificate Applied Award
• Full QQI Level 4 Award
• Mature Applicants - experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications
Places are offered following successful
interview. Applicants should have good
basic literacy and mathematical skills.

Career Opportunities

This course is ideal for those wishing to
pursue a career in education or training in
the following areas:
• Team mentoring
• Professional development trainer
• Working in the early childhood sector
• Curriculum development assistant
Graduates of this course can enter Post-Primary education courses to become a post-primary school teacher.

Higher Education Progression*

Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities
such as:
• DCU:
Education and Training (DC235)
Post Primary Education (DC010,
DC011, DC012)
• UCD:
Social Policy and Sociology: DN750 Psychology
Please note that the courses listed above are only a select few, many other courses can be entered using this FETAC award, please visit www.careersportal.ie for more.

Course Co-Ordinator

Laura Cullen

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