Education and Training (with Psychology) NEW for 2019

Award Title:  QQI Level 5 Certificate in Education and Training

Programme Co-ordinator:  John Kavanagh

Award Code:  5M3635

Programme Description:

This is a one-year, full-time programme designed to introduce learners to the concepts and theories of learning, education and training and to develop an appreciation of the underpinning philosophies.  Learners are enabled to improve their communication, critical reflection and interpersonal skills, all of which are central to facilitating learning in an education or training environment.

Component Awards:

  • Concepts in Education and Training (5N3631)
  • Interpersonal and Group Behaviour (5N3632)
  • Personal and Professional Development (5N2985)
  • Research and Study Skills (5N3113)
  • Teamworking (5N1367)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Psychology (5N0754)
  • Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)
  • Word Processing (5N1358)

*Leaving Certificate Irish, required for entry to programmes for Primary School Teaching, may be offered subject to demand.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Successful completion of an interview
  • Mature applicants are welcome
  • Garda Clearance may be required

Career Opportunities and Progression:

Successful candidates may progress to higher education to further develop professional practice in the fields of teaching and the facilitation of learning.  The award will also  permit progression into related fields such as Applied Social Studies, Social Care and Early Childhood Care and Education.


Approximately €200 to cover the costs of examinations and textbooks.