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Upskilling Programmes for Post Primary Teachers - Application Closing Dates are Fast Approaching

The Department of Education recently announced funding for a third intake to the programmes to upskill registered post-primary teachers to teach an additional subject (mathematics, physics or Spanish) at no fee cost to the teacher.The third intake for the following level 8 programmes will begin in January 2023.  Registration is now open but will be closing shortly.

Ø  Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching

Delivered by University of Limerick in collaboration with University of Galway, Dublin City University, Technological University Dublin, MTU Cork, ATU Letterkenny and SETU Waterford. Click here for more information.

Ø  Professional Diploma in Teaching Physics

Delivered by Dublin City University in collaboration with University of Limerick and University of Galway. Click here for more information.

The third intake for the following level 8 programme will begin in September 2023.  Registration for this programme will open in 2023.

Ø  Higher Diploma in Spanish for Teachers

Delivered by University College Cork. Click here for more information.

Programme Highlights

Ø  3rd intake commencing in 2023.

Ø  2 years part-time, delivered in a flexible and innovative environment

Ø  Teaching Council additional subject registration

Ø  Level 8 qualification: teach at the highest level

Ø  Mathematics and physics programmes offered through the medium of Irish

Ø  Enhanced career prospects

Ø  No fee cost to participating teachers

These programmes are designed to upskill already registered post-primary teachers to meet the Teaching Council’s curricular subject requirements in an additional subject. The programmes will be delivered on a part-time, flexible basis allowing greater participation and flexibility. There will be no impact on class contact time for serving teachers.

Applications should be made directly to the appropriate Higher Education Institution. Full details are available through the links provided above.


The ESCI (Education Support Centres Ireland) website pulls in courses from Education Centres all over the country allowing you view all courses taking place nationwide.

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