Educational Guidance Counselling

Maynooth University


Course Name Educational Guidance Counselling
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH94G
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters MEd
PAC Application Information

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PAC Code - MH94G

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form: certified copies of all official transcripts o...

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Duration 1 year Full-time
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Entry Requirements Applicants will be qualified, registered second-level teachers with an honours primary degree and honours Professional Masters in Education (PME) or equivalent qualifications. At least three years’ experience of teaching and experience in areas such as pastoral care or a school care team are essential.
Course Content

Expand+This is a one-year full-time taught postgraduate diploma (Sept – August) which is designed to prepare qualified second-level teachers to provide and manage a school guidance counselling service. The programme is recognised by the Irish Department o...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Participants attend Maynooth University one day per week (Friday) and engage in school placement one day per week (Monday-Thursday) in a school other than where they work. The programme begins with an early-September Induction Week. Intensive train...

Careers or Further Progression Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Guidance Counselling with qualify participants to provide and manage a School Guidance Counselling Service.

The programme is recognised by the Irish Department of Education and Skills, the National Centre for Guidance in Education and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors as a professional, international qualification in Guidance Counselling.
Further Enquiries

Expand+Programme Administrator: Georgina Sherlock (for queries relating to the course application process)

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School Placement Officer: Fiona Casey (for queries relating to school placement)


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