Qualification Requirements for Further Education Teachers

In accordance to the Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations 2016 and The Teaching Council [Registration] (Amendment) Regulations 2016, applicants for registration under Route 3 – Further Education must evidence the following (one number 1 and number 2):

 

  1. An Honours Bachelor’s Degree at Level 8 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) which has a ECTS credit weighting of at least 180 credits

OR

 

  1. An Ordinary Bachelor’s Degree at Level 7 on the NFQ which has a ECTS credit weighting of at least 180 credits AND either

(i) An appropriate additional qualification, or

(ii) A minimum of three years’ experience in a workplace or instructional setting which is relevant to the qualification(s)

 

  1. A Teaching Council accredited Further Education teacher education qualification (TEQ).

Note: Applicants who meet the degree qualification requirements above and who have not completed an accredited TEQ will be eligible for conditional registration for a period of three years in which time this requirement must be completed. A list of accredited programmes can be viewed here.