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 9am-4.30pm) and school placement one day per week (Monday). The programme begins with a week’s Summer School (August 26-30 inclusive) during which course participants are introduced to all six modules of the curriculum. Intensive training in Psychometric Testing is scheduled for October mid-term break (Dates to be confirmed).
Dates for the Summer School are to be confirmed.
Programme participants are responsible for arranging the school placement component of the course where they work in close co-operation with the School Guidance Counsellor. Normally, the school placement is within 65 kilometres of the university.
Applicants are normally 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. Applicants may be called for interview prior to acceptance on the programme.
Please note: applications will be evaluated as they are received and offers will be made to suitable candidates until all places are filled. Early application is advisable.
Participants attend Maynooth University one day per week and school placement one day per week. The programme begins with a week’s Summer School during which course participants are introduced to all six modules of the curriculum. Intensive training in Psychometric Testing is scheduled for October mid-term break.
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 are only required to submit 2 references.
Interviews will be held with prospective candidates.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications will be evaluated as they are received and offers will be made to suitable candidates until all places are filled. EARLY APPLICATION IS ADVISABLE.