This is a one-year par- time taught postgraduate diploma which is designed to prepare qualified second-level teachers to provide and manage a school guidance counselling service. The programme is recognised 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 (or 5-hours equivalent across two days Monday-Thursday). 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.
Applicants will be qualified, registered second-level teachers with an honours primary degree and honours Professional Masters in Education (PME) or equivalent qualifications. Experience in areas such as pastoral care or a school care team is essential.
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.
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. All applicants must also submit 2 written references which can be academic or professional. 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.