This is a one-year part time taught postgraduate diploma which is designed to prepare qualified teachers 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 school placement one day per week (Monday). The programme begins with an early-September Induction week. Intensive training in Psychometric Testing is scheduled for October mid-term break (Dates to be confirmed). Programme participants are responsible for arranging the school placement component of the course (within an 85km radius of Maynooth) where they work in close co-operation with the School Guidance Counsellor.
Applicants will be qualified, registered teachers with an honours degree or honours postgraduate diploma in education or equivalent qualifications. Experience in areas such as pastoral care or a school care team will be an asset.
Participants attend Maynooth University one day per week and school placement one day per week. The programme begins with an early-September Induction week.
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form: Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide a copy of birth certificate or a valid passport. Maynooth University graduates who gained qualifications at another institutions should submit certified copies of those qualifications. Applicants must also submit 2 references. Interviews will be held with prospective candidates.
Please note: applications will be evaluated as they are received and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis but offers will only be made after the closing date. Early application is advisable.