Post Graduate Certificate in Education – Irish Medium
1 year, Full-Time
£4,750 per year (NI & ROI)
£9,250 per year (England, Scotland & Wales)
£20,800 per year (EU Other & International)
Queen’s University, Belfast – Postgraduate Certificate in Education
The Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) is a recognised teaching qualification which affords graduates qualified teacher status. The PGCE (Irish-medium) at St Mary’s University College Belfast is a 36 week programme, designed to equip student teachers with the professional competences required to become an effective teacher. It is a recognised bilingual programme for graduates who aspire to teach in an Irish-medium setting. In addition to the PGCE teaching qualification, successful students are also awarded a Certificate in Bilingual Education, reflecting their specialist Irish-medium competences.
- develop a range of professional competences
- engage in informed debate about major issues in education and training
- reflect in depth on theory/practice relationships within professional contexts
- keep abreast of research, innovation and developments in education in general and Irish-medium education in particular
- develop research skills.
“During my PGCE year at St Mary’s, I had an incredibly positive experience. The supportive faculty and engaging learning environment fostered my growth as an educator. The opportunity to work with dedicated students and collaborate with passionate colleagues enriched my journey, leaving me inspired and prepared for my teaching career.”
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Well what can I say about St Mary’s, I have really enjoyed studying the IME PGCE course here. The lecturers ensured that classes were so practical and fun, it was just like being back at school. I can’t wait to bring all of what I have learnt in the short year into the classroom along with me. I loved every minute of studying in St Mary’s, it has a very warm welcoming for you as a student from day one from the staff, students right down to the catering staff. You are always made welcome early in the morning before classes right up to closing time in the library at night by the security staff. I wish I could come back in September I have made friends for life in lecturers and in my class itself.
Make the right choice & apply, you genuinely won’t be disappointed.
How to apply
Please download the application form, complete and return via email to the Academic Registry.Download Application