Education - Further Education

This course is particularly suited to those already working with adult learning groups, particularly where this is in a setting that delivers QQI awards. If this is you, it may help to stabilise and advance your career prospects. It also allows you to take some space to reflect on your practice and the ideas that underpin it.

Subjects taught

Full-time:
FURTHER EDUCATION
ADFEF5 - FURTHER EDUCATION Credits: 60 Compulsory: Compulsory

Year 1
Module Code Credits Semester Compulsory
HISTORY AND POLICY OF ADULT AND FURTHER EDUCATION IN IRELAND AD533 5 Year-Long Compulsory
CURRICULUM STUDIES AND ASSESSMENT METHODS AD536 5 Year-Long Compulsory
INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING IN ADULT, COMMUNITY AND FURTHER EDUCATION AD537 2.5 Year-Long Compulsory
PHILOSOPHY OF ADULT EDUCATION AD541 5 Year-Long Compulsory
SOCIOLOGY OF ADULT, COMMUNITY AND FURTHER EDUCATION AD542 5 Year-Long Compulsory
Required ADULT LEARNING IN GROUPS AD545 15 Year-Long Compulsory
REFLECTIVE, PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL PRACTICE AD548 5 Year-Long Compulsory
Required TEACHING PRACTICE 1 AD549 5 Year-Long Compulsory
Required TEACHING PRACTICE 2 AD550 10 Year-Long Compulsory
TECHNOLOGIES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING AD551 2.5 Year-Long Compulsory

Part-time
FURTHER EDUCATION

Year 1
ADFEP5 - FURTHER EDUCATION Credits: 30 Compulsory
Module Code Credits Semester Compulsory
CURRICULUM STUDIES AND ASSESSMENT METHODS AD536 5 Year-Long Compulsory
PHILOSOPHY OF ADULT EDUCATION AD541 5 Year-Long Compulsory
Required ADULT LEARNING IN GROUPS AD545 15 Year-Long Compulsory
Required TEACHING PRACTICE 1 AD549 5 Year-Long Compulsory

Year 2
ADFEP52 - FURTHER EDUCATION Credits: 30 Compulsory:
Module Code Credits Semester Compulsory
HISTORY AND POLICY OF ADULT AND FURTHER EDUCATION IN IRELAND AD533 5 Year-Long Compulsory
INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING IN ADULT, COMMUNITY AND FURTHER EDUCATION AD537 2.5 Year-Long Compulsory
SOCIOLOGY OF ADULT, COMMUNITY AND FURTHER EDUCATION AD542 5 Year-Long Compulsory
REFLECTIVE, PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL PRACTICE AD548 5 Year-Long Compulsory
Required TEACHING PRACTICE 2 AD550 10 Year-Long Compulsory
TECHNOLOGIES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING AD551 2.5 Year-Long Compulsory

Entry requirements

You need to fulfil one of the following criteria:

an honours degree (level 8);
or
an ordinary degree (level 7) with relevant experience;
or
another professional qualification (equivalent to 180 credits at level 7) with a minimum of three years' relevant experience in vocational or instructional settings - applicants via this route will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to successful progression through a recognition of prior learning process.

Applicants should have an interest in, and ideally experience of, adult learning in groups.

Minimum English language requirements:
Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study. For information about English language tests accepted and required scores, please see here. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and International applicants..

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Application dates

MHA90 1 year full-time Closing Date : 30 May 2024
MHA91 2 years part-time Closing Date : 30 June 2024

Duration

MHA90 1 year full-time
MHA91 2 years part-time

Post Course Info

This course has professional accreditation of Further Education Initial Teacher Education from the Teaching Council of Ireland. (https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/Registration/)

More details
  • Qualification letters

    HDip

  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime,Part time

  • Apply to

    PAC