Teaching in Further and Adult Education

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BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further and Adult Education is an 18 month, 60 credit Level 8 course in Waterford Institute Technology.

This course has been designed to meet the needs of people who are working within the Further Education sector and who want to register with the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purpose of registration as a Further Education teacher in Ireland. The programme is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland as a Teacher Education programme for Further Education.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course must possess a Level 7 qualification in Adult Education or equivalent and three years professional experience in the further/adult education sector in a teaching role (FE teacher, FE trainer, FE tutor, resource worker, development worker). Applicants must have access to a recognised educational institution to carry out teaching practice placements (120 hours in total).

Applicants will be called for interview. All students registered on this course must undergo a Garda vetting process through WIT. If English is not your first or native Language you will need an IELTS score of 6 (minimum of 5 in each component) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to contact the Further Education Registration Section in the Teaching Council (www.teachingcouncil.ie) for information regarding their eligibility to register as a Further Education teacher.  It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure their degree is eligible for the purposes of registration as a Further Education teacher with the Teaching Council.

Delivery 18 months, this course is typically delivered on Fridays and Saturdays

Qualification BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further and Adult Education (60 credits, Level 8)

Cost €4,550 overall programme cost. Flexible payment options are in place for students who wish to pay per module.

Further Information

Ann Marie Cullen: Course Leader
Telephone (051) 302872
Email: acullen@wit.ie

Orna Hayes: Project Administrator
Telephone (051) 302689
Email:  ohayes@wit.ie

Vicky Phelan: Student Support Coordinator
Telephone (051) 302872
Email:  vjphelan@wit.ie

Aislinn Brennan: Manager, Literacy Development Centre
Telephone (051) 845584
Email:  abrennan@wit.ie

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications July 31 2016

Provisional Start Date September 2016

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Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost see above
  • Course Length 18 months
  • Start date September


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Teaching in Further and Adult Education
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  • Email: aislingcusack@wwetb.ie

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