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Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)

Entry Requirements

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On admission applicants must possess:

  • A high level of competence in Irish, both written and oral, commensurate with competence to teach the primary school curriculum.
  • A good honours degree (2.2 or above)
  • GCSE (grade C or above) in English Language, Mathematics and Science. For applicants from the Republic of Ireland, the equivalent qualification for English and Mathematics is Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level Grade D or above. For Science, the minimum requirement is Junior Certificate at Higher Level, Grade C or above.

Candidates are Interviewed as part of the selection process.  Oral and written Irish language proficiency is among the competences that are evaluated at interview.

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How to apply

PGCE Applications are now closed for 2024/25 entry.