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Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling


Course Description

Overview

This is a one-year part time taught postgraduate diploma which is designed to prepare teachers and other education professionals to provide and manage a school guidance counselling service. The programme is recognized by the Irish Department of Education and Science, the National Centre for Guidance in Education and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors as a professional, international qualification in Guidance Counselling.

Participants attend Maynooth University one day per week (Friday 9am-4.30pm) and school placement one day per week (Monday). The programme begins with a week’s Summer School (August 26-30 inclusive) during which course participants are introduced to all six modules of the curriculum. Intensive training in Psychometric Testing is scheduled for October mid-term break (Dates to be confirmed).

Dates for the Summer School are to be confirmed.

Programme participants are responsible for arranging the school placement component of the course where they work in close co-operation with the School Guidance Counsellor. Normally, the school placement is within 65 kilometres of the university.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/education/our-courses/postgraduate-diploma-school-guidance-counselling

Course Structure

Participants attend Maynooth University one day per week and school placement one day per week. The programme begins with a week’s Summer School during which course participants are introduced to all six modules of the curriculum. Intensive training in Psychometric Testing is scheduled for October mid-term break.

Career Options

Successful completion of Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling will qualify participants to provide and manage a School Guidance Counselling Service.

The programme is recognized by the Irish Department of Education and Skills, the National Centre for Guidance in Education and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors as a professional, international qualification in Guidance Counselling.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/education/our-courses/postgraduate-diploma-school-guidance-counselling#tabs-apply

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

Visit the Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling page on the Maynooth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally registered teachers with an honours degree or honours postgraduate diploma in education or equivalent qualifications. Experience in areas such as pastoral care or a school care team will be an asset. Applicants may be called for interview prior to acceptance on the programme. Please note: applications will be evaluated as they are received and offers will be made to suitable candidates until all places are filled. Early application is advisable.

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