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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    St Mary's University College, Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Irish Medium Enhancement Course for Post-Primary PGCE students
at Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University

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 Ulster University (UU) have formed a partnership to offer a one year enhancement course for students interested in becoming teachers in Irish Medium post-primary schools.

Additional places have been added to the PGCE intake quotas for both QUB and UU specifically for those applicants who wish to teach in the Irish Medium Post-Primary sector. On completion of the enhancement course, the students will be awarded a Certificate in Bilingual Education (St Mary’s University College) in addition to a PGCE qualification (UU/QUB).

Applying for the Irish Medium Post Primary PGCE

Applicants will apply to do a 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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University information

St Mary's University College, Belfast

  • Campus address

    St Mary's University College, Belfast, 191 Falls Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT12 6FE, Northern Ireland

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