Education - School Guidance Counselling

This is a one-year part time taught postgraduate diploma which is designed to prepare teachers and other education professionals to provide and manage a school guidance counselling service. The programme is recognized by the Irish Department of Education and Science, the National Centre for Guidance in Education and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors as a professional, international qualification in Guidance Counselling.

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 training in Psychometric Testing is scheduled for the October mid-term break (dates to be confirmed) and there will be 2/3 Saturday workshops in semester 1. Programme participants are responsible for arranging the school placement component of the course (within an 85km radius of Maynooth) during which they work in close co-operation with the School Guidance Counsellor.

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

Subjects taught

Participants attend Maynooth University one day per week and engage in school placement one day per week. The programme begins with an early-September Induction week.

Duration

MH93G 1 year Part-time

Fees

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

Post Course Info

Successful completion of Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling will qualify participants to provide and manage a School Guidance Counselling Service.

The programme is recognized 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.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PG Dip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

  • Apply to

    PAC