About The Irish For Primary Teaching Course
This intensive part-time course is aimed at mature students and offers the choice of enrolling in weekly classes in Dundrum or in Dublin City Centre. All enrolled students benefit from access to recorded classes to assist with revision throughout the academic year. Our top teachers ensure that students are well prepared to sit the Leaving Certificate exam in June. The course covers the prescribed Leaving Certificate course, in full, in one year.
Academic Requirements for Initial Teacher Education (Primary Teaching)
A grade of H4 in Higher Level Irish is required for entry to Primary Teacher training in St. Patrick’s, Drumcondra, Coláiste Mhuire (Marino Institute of Education), Griffith Avenue, Froebel College of Education, Maynooth, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines, and Hibernia College, Dublin (online).
Please note that it is also necessary to have a minimum grade of O4 or H7 in both English & Mathematics. Ashfield College will offer half price grinds in English (H) and Maths (H & O) to all IFPT students.
The Department of Education and Skills outlines full details of educational requirements for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Primary here.
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 in June 2020.
Demand for these classes is extremely high so book your place now to avoid disappointment.