Pre-University Teaching

Course Aim

Pre-University Teaching lays the foundation for those who wish to progress to a career in education. Learners in the Pre-University Teaching programme will enhance their skills, knowledge and practical experience prior to progressing to higher education. This dynamic course provides progression opportunities to degree programmes in various disciplines including teaching, arts and humanities.


Learners will complete a combination of the following:

  • Research and Study Skills
  • Education and Training Concepts
  • English Literature
  • Law
  • Information & Communication System
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Communications
  • Work Experience


Qualification Obtained

QQI Level 5 Major Award (5M3114) in General Studies


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Higher Education

DCU | Post-Primary Teacher Education | Level 8
DkIT | Arts | Level 8
Marino Institute | Education Studies | Level 8
UCD | Arts | Level 8
NUI Galway | Education | Level 8
Maynooth University | Arts | Level 8
St. Patricks College | Theology & Arts | Level 8
UL | Psychology & Sociology | Level 8

Career Prospects

Following the successful completion of the Pre-University Teaching programme, you may progress to a degree which can lead to a career in:

Post Primary Teaching | Further Education Teaching | Law | Counselling | Journalism | Education Consultant | Special Educational Needs Teaching |Psychology



Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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