Irish for Entry in to Primary School Teaching – Enrolling now for LC 2022

Have you always dreamed of being a Primary school teacher but you do not have the Leaving Cert Higher Level Irish requirement? Our exceptionally popular course – Irish for Entry in to Primary School Teaching is specifically designed to help students gain the Leaving Cert Higher Level Irish requirement needed for admission on to Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Primary Teacher Training programmes in Ireland.

About our Irish For Entry in to Primary School Teaching Course

This intensive part-time Irish for Entry in to Primary School Teaching Course is aimed at mature students. You will be part of a small group of students who all have the same goal in mind as you i.e. attaining the required Leaving Cert Higher Level Irish requirement which will allow you to enter a Primary School teacher training programme.

Our superb teachers have been teaching this course for many years. They know exactly what it takes to get you the result that you need. The course covers the prescribed Leaving Certificate Higher Level course, in full, in one academic year*. It is suitable for you even if you took Ordinary Level Irish in a previous Leaving Cert.

We hold our classes in the evenings, thereby allowing you to fit this course in with your own work schedule. Similarly, we teach our classes face to face and also online. Enrolled students benefit from access to all recorded classes to assist with revision throughout the academic year. All students have the opportunity to take a mock Oral Exam in the Spring to complete their preparation before sitting the Leaving Certificate Irish examination.

We are now accepting bookings for Leaving Certificate 2022 classes which are set to commence in September 2021.

Every year, due to our teachers’ expertise and our track record of success with students on this programme, demand for our Irish For Entry in to Primary School Teaching Course is high. Please book your place now to avoid disappointment.

If you have any specific queries, please contact Emma on 01 490 40 50 or email info@ashfieldcollege.ie.

*Please note: as our teachers teach the full programme in one year, applications received after the initial course start date in September, and before December 1st, will be reviewed by our teachers. Late applications i.e. applications received after December 1st 2021 will not be accepted.

Leaving Cert Irish Entry Requirements for Initial Teacher Education – Primary Teacher Training Programmes

The Department of Education sets down entry requirements for entry on to all Initial Teacher Education programmes.

Tables 1 and 2 set out the current Minimum Entry Requirements for both the Bachelor of Education and Professional Master of Education.

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Further details are available here: https://www.education.ie/en/Education-Staff/Information/-New-Teachers/-Initial-Teacher-Education-ITE-Primary.html

In addition to the subject requirements set out above, there are also other general entry requirements for the programmes in individual teacher training colleges.

To view the most recent entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education and Professional Masters of Education, please click on the following:

The requirements to register as a Primary school teacher are set out in Route 1 of the Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations, 2016,  Teaching Council Registration Regulations

Leaving Cert English & Maths Entry Requirements for Initial Teacher Education – Primary Teacher Training Programmes

Please note that it is also necessary to have a minimum grade of O4 or H7 in both Leaving Cert English & Mathematics in order to meet the entry requirements for Primary teacher training.  Having provided excellence in education for over 40 years, Ashfield College offers a wide range of grinds and extra tuition in all Leaving Cert subjects.

Students on our Irish For Entry in to Primary School Teaching Course may avail of our special discounted rate. Our Irish For Entry in to Primary School Teaching students can join our Leaving Cert English (Higher level only) and/or Maths (Higher or Ordinary Level) for half price.*

*Please note: this offer is valid for the month of September only.

Our Teachers

Teachers Maitiú Ó Faoláin and Darran Breathnach, are committed to the success of those participating in this programme and always go the extra mile to ensure that students have the best chance of reaching their potential.

Maitiú and Darran are experienced in teaching classes of mature students and all segments of the examination are covered with graded assessments.  All students have the opportunity to take a mock oral exam in the Spring to complete their preparation before sitting the Leaving Certificate Irish examination.

Demand for our Irish Course for Primary School Teaching classes are extremely high so book your place now to avoid disappointment.

Teacher Profiles

Irish Course for Primary School Teaching Maitiú Ó Faoláin

Maitiú Ó Faoláin

BA (Honours) UCD, PGCE, PGDEL( Tóraíocht)

With 18 years’ teaching experience, including being a senior member of the teaching staff in Coláiste Árainn Mhóir Donegal, Matt is a dynamic and talented teacher who makes every effort to make Irish accessible for all of his students. His lessons and home assignments effectively incorporate the use of exceptional notes, digital resources, and user-friendly IT tools. Matt has vast experience of teaching the Irish for Entry in to Primary School Teaching Course. He boasts a 90 percent success rate to date, with most students surpassing the H4 minimum requirement.

Darran Breathnach 

B.A (Honours) NUIM, Ard-dioplóma san oideachas NUIG, PGDEL (Tóraíocht) NUIM.

Darran is a second level teacher of Irish for the past 15 years. He has a great passion for his subject and spends much of the Summer working on Gaeltacht courses. Darran puts a massive emphasis on the spoken language and he firmly believes that this improves all aspects of the language. He has done much work with the PDST (Professional Development Service for Teachers) to encourage the use of technology in language learning. He takes great pride in giving students a ‘grá’ for the language and engaging them with the language in an enjoyable way. He is confident in his ability to equip students with the tools and confidence they need to excel in the language. For many years now, Darran has been helping our Ashfield College students to achieve their goal in Irish.

Irish From Primary Teaching

Our Irish For Entry in to Primary School Teaching Course Success Rate

Our success rate for getting you through this exam stands at 90% and growing!

  • Our course is specifically designed to help you to achieve your goal.
  • Our course is specifically designed to cover the full syllabus in one academic year.
  • Enjoy working with likeminded mature students who have one common aim in mind.
  • We have excellent teachers, who know exactly how to get you through this exam.
  • Our teachers have extensive teaching experience and have been teaching this course for us for many years.
  • Our small classes will help you to feel supported all along the way.
  • Our classes are also streamed live online.
  • All classes are recorded and made available to you as on demand recordings in our extensive ebrary. This is great for busy lifestyles and for revision.
  • Take mock Oral Exams with your teachers as you prepare for your written exams.
  • Don’t worry if you struggled with Irish before or if it’s been a long time since you studied Irish or any subject! Maitiú (Matt) and Darran will support you all along the way!

Don’t Just Take it From Us!

“Thank you to all at Ashfield for the terrific year I had with you on the Irish For Entry in to Primary School Teaching Course. Particularly, to Matt O’Faolain – such a fantastic teacher. I received my honour today! I will certainly continue to recommend your college to everyone I know.”

Kate McPartlan

Irish Course for Primary School Teaching Fees

€1,450 in full

Pay in full before course commencement

or €150 Deposit

Pay in installments (€1550 in total)

Fees include Online Classes

If you can’t make a class, or would like to watch it back again, all our classes are streamed live and recorded for watching anytime you wish.

Timetable To Be Announced – Irish Course For Primary School Teaching 2021-22


To enrol now:
call (01) 490 40 50
or 

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