Irish Medium - Post Primary - PGCE

St. Mary's University College


Course Name Irish Medium - Post Primary - PGCE
Course Provider St. Mary's University College
Course Code 94206 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Ulster University None
Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters PGCE
Application Date Applying for the Irish-Medium Post-Primary PGCE
Applicants will apply to do their PGCE with either QUB or UU (depending on their subject specialism) and should express an interest in Irish-medium education if they wish to be considered for this option. Competence in Irish is required. Usually, this means an A-Level or the equivalent qualification in the language.
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Course Fee

Expand+Tuition Fees
All full-time and part-time students will be charged tuition fees. This includes PGCE students. For students who are Northern Ireland domiciled these are currently £3,925 per year and are normally subject to an annual inflationary uplif...

Financial Support

Expand+Maintenance Grants
Grants of up to a maximum of £3,475 will be available to full-time undergraduate students from lower income households. Students from Northern Ireland with a household income of less than £19,203 will receive the full non-refunda...

Entry Requirements PGCE (Irish-medium Education) Applicants
Applicants will need to have obtained a minimum Grade C in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent).

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education requires candidates to have achieved a degree at honours level. The relevance of the degree to the primary curriculum will be taken into consideration within the selection process. Applicants will be interviewed. The ability to communicate in both oral and written Irish will be assessed.
Interview Yes
Course Content

Expand+Irish-Medium Post-Primary PGCE
In response to the demand for subject-specific teachers in the growing Irish-medium post-primary sector, St Mary’s University College, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and the University of Ulster (UU) work in partner...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Subject Specialism Students will follow the PGCE course designed by either QUB or UU depending on their subject specialism.

QUB prepares students to teach in the following subject areas: English, Mathematics, ICT/Computing, Science, Modern Langua...

Further Enquiries Anyone requiring additional information is invited to contact the Irish Medium Post-Primary PGCE Coordinator, Dr Seán Mac Corraidh on +44 (0) 28 9026 8283,