Irish For Primary School Teaching


Wednesday 7 September 2016 – Wednesday 17 May 2017*
Mature students or students repeating the Leaving Certificate

This one year part-time intensive course is designed for those who wish to gain entry to Teacher Training College and require a H5 (50-59%) or above in Higher Level Irish in the Leaving Certificate.

Entry Requirements:
Basic minimum entry requirements: A Pass at Leaving Certificate Irish (Ordinary Level).

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All areas of examination are covered, with graded assessments. In addition, fully comprehensive notes are given, with sample answers provided. Each student will have the opportunity to take a full Mock Irish Oral Exam.


The Irish for Primary School Teaching course commences on Wednesday 7 September 2016 and runs until Wednesday 17 May 2017.

Classes take place from 5.30pm – 7.30pm (incl. 10 minute break).


The Institute of Education offers two ways to pay for this course:

Payment Option A: Payment in full, in advance (5 October 2016 – 17 May 2017)

Irish (H)€1,175


Payment Option B: Payment in two installments

5 Sept 2016 – 25 Jan 2017
1 Feb – 17 May 2017
Irish (H)€695€690

Please note:
Laser/Credit Card payments accepted
A handling fee of 1.85% of the course cost will be applied all payments made by Credit Card. Payments made by debit card will not be 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.


Booking is not currently available for this course. For further information on grinds and part-time courses please contact our main office on 01 661 3511.