Education and Training

Course Description


This course is delivered collaboratively with Whitehall College of Further Education and Dublin City University (DCU).  Learners will spend one day a week in DCU as two modules will be taught in DCU at first year degree level.  The course aims to provide a foundation for students who wish to progress to the Degree in Education and Training in DCU.  Tom is currently studying in DCU, he completed our Education and Training course in 2019 and shared the following -  'Prior to starting the Education and Training course, I had very little confidence that I could achieve much in terms of academics or a career. Over the year I gained friendships, support, mentorship from staff, insight into myself and most importantly the confidence to believe that I'm capable of more than I was giving myself credit for.  I recommend Education and Training at Whitehall College if your interested in a career in Education. '

Course Content

  • Concepts in Education & Training
  • Interpersonal & Group Behaviour
  • Communications
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Information and Communication Systems
  • Social Studies
  • Research Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Plus two modules in DCU - Social & Personal Development with Communication Studies and Concepts in Education & Training

Please note that the combination of components outlined above may be subject to revision.

Please note that due to the impact Covid-19 this course may include elements of blended learning.


QQI Level 5 Education and Training Award (5M3635)

Progression / Employment

Students who successfully pass the two DCU modules and achieve the full award Education and Training 5M3635 with 3 Distinctions and 3 Merits will have the opportunity to progress to year 1 of the full-time BSc in Education & Training in DCU.  In addition students may be eligible to apply to other Third Level Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.  The course also prepares students for entry to employment in a range of settings.

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Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with at least a 05 English and 06 in four other subjects. 

All suitable applicants will be invited to interview and asked to submit a written assignment prior to being interviewed.