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Higher Diploma in Further Education

Course Description


The Higher Diploma in Further Education is made up of three areas of professional development:
1. Foundation Disciplines of Adult and Further Education
2. Professional Studies
3. Teaching Practice

Applications may be made through PAC (http://www.pac.ie) using code MHA90. The closing date for the next point of entry (September 2015) is 28 February 2015.

Registration with the Teaching Council of Ireland

1. Candidates are responsible for checking their own eligibility to register with the Teaching Council of Ireland separate from their application to Maynooth Universityfor the Higher Diploma in Further Education.

2. Candidates are required to contact the Teaching Council of Ireland for further information as applicants are dealt with on an individual basis.

3. Applicants wishing to register as a teacher in the Further Education sector must meet the requirements set out in the
Teaching Council Ireland FE Regulations

The Higher Diploma in Further Education is a professional teaching qualification in further education. It provides student teachers with the theoretical knowledge and the practical and reflective skills required to confidently work in further education settings. The course includes a 100 hours teaching practice.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/adult-and-community-education/our-courses/higher-diploma-further-education

Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62

Career Options

This course has professional accreditation of Further Education Initial Teacher Education from the Teaching Council of Ireland.

(see http://www.teachingcouncil.ie/initial-teacher-educationite/professional-accreditation-of-furthereducation-ite-programmes.1066.html).

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/adult-and-community-education/our-courses/higher-diploma-further-education#tabs-apply

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

Visit the Higher Diploma in Further Education page on the Maynooth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A primary degree (level 8) or equivalent: OR A primary degree (level 7) or equivalent and an appropriate additional qualification or certifiable RPL as per Regulation Five of The Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations, 2009 Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

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