Home Economics Practicals


Saturday 23 September 2017 – Saturday 28 October 2017
Home Ec Grinds: Leaving Certificate 2018

Taught by our experienced and skilled teachers in modern, well equipped labs, this 6 week course covers the practical (cookery) requirements of the Leaving Certificate Home Economics course. Writing up the student journals will also be covered as part of these Home Ec grinds. These classes can be combined with the Home Economics theory classes that also take place on Saturday mornings.

Please note:

  • Students must enrol before Wednesday 20 September 2017 as laboratory spaces are limited.
  • A discount of 10% will be applied to the practical course fee for those students who enrolled in the associated theory classes.
  • Missed practicals will not be repeated.
  • Students taking any subject independently must inform their schools. The Institute of Education accepts no responsibility for students who fail to do so or who fail to apply to sit the subject in the Leaving Certificate.
  • Practical classes will proceed subject to sufficient demand.


The Home Economics Practicals Course covers the practical coursework element of the Leaving Certificate Home Economics Syllabus, which is worth 20% of the Home Economics Leaving Certificate grade.

Students will cook four dishes (Week 2-5) that meet the requirements of the Food Studies Assignments 2017. All cookery practicals will be supervised by a Home Economics teacher, in keeping with the guidelines set out by the Department of Education.

  • Attendance for practical work  is compulsory.
  • All ingredients for practical cookery classes will be provided.
    Detailed notes will be provided that give guidelines on how the Food Studies Assignments should be recorded in an official journal (also provided).
  • Class 1 and Class 6 are theory classes and are essential to ensuring all class work is recorded correctly.
  • Each class is 1.5 hours long.


Please note: Classes do not take place during Halloween Mid-Term break and Christmas holidays.

Start DateEnd DateTimesWeeks
Saturday 23 September 2017Saturday 28 October 201712.30pm – 2.30pm6


The fee for the Home Economics Practicals Course is €395.

Please note:

  • A discount of 10% will be applied to the practical course fee for those students who enrolled in the associated theory classes
  • Laser/Credit Card payments accepted
  • Credit cards are subject to a handling fee of 1.85% of the course price.  Debit cards are not subject to this fee
  • 10% reduction for two or more members of the same family – please contact our office to avail of this discount
  • Fees are non-transferable


Q: Can I be admitted to class without my card?
A: NO CARD, NO CLASS. It is every student’s personal responsibility to ensure they have their card with them each time they attend classes at the Institute. We have the right to refuse admission to any student who does not comply with this regulation. A day pass costs €10. A replacement card costs €20.

Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?
A: Our teachers are very approachable and students are free to ask questions.

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend.  Can I have a refund?
A: No, there are no refunds.  However, if you return the student’s admission card to us immediately, along with a short letter of explanation, at the discretion of management, a credit note can be put on the student’s file for future use or for use by a sibling.

Q: My son/daughter cannot attended the course.  Can we buy the notes?
A: No. Teaching is a central part of all our courses. The notes are to facilitate recall and revision of the day’s work covered by the teacher.

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from classes that I was absent from?
A: Yes, however you must deal directly with your teacher in relation to this.

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